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The criminal legal system is vast and complicated, and in dealing with arrest, jail, and legal proceedings, confusion can have dire physical, economic, legal, and emotional consequences for criminal defendants, their families, and their communities. Existing information is often stated in unnecessarily complex language, hidden under multiple layers of bureaucracy, scattered throughout different offices and websites, and altogether inaccessible to those who most need it.

Quick and easy access to reliable information in straightforward language about the criminal process will serve to mitigate harms and enhance the capacity of the system to function well for everyone involved. The Freshet LegalWiki does not rewrite this information, recreate an existing service, or provide legal advice, but rather will collate existing information and make it easily accessible.