Criminal Law is referred to as the body of substantive laws that define crimes. Criminal procedures are the methods by which the criminal justice system functions and they regulate arrest, police line ups, interrogations, arraignment, grand juries, pleas, discovery, pretrial hearings, trials, Voir Dire (Jury Selection), evidence, motions, and post-trial remedies. Many aspects of criminal procedure are regulated by the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights (the first 10 Amendments). The Bill of Rights, which is incorporated to the states via 14th amendment provides, in part, that "no state may 'deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. …" The provisions of our constitutional Bill of Rights guarantee us all a fair trial – including the right to competent counsel, the right to a speedy and public trial, the right to be free from the use of unlawfully-seized evidence, unlawfully obtained confessions, and the like. When you are accused of a crime, whether a felony or misdemeanor, you are entitled to a call. Make that a call to Chosen Lawyers: because you have the right to the best defense you can get.