Intimidation, in law, the illegal use of threats or violence to force a person to do or not to do a certain act. It includes false imprisonment, threats of injury to the person or members of his or her family, or actual violence. Generally, contracts made under intimidation have no legal standing.
Any viewer of a TV cop show knows the Miranda rights. They include the rights to remain silent, to have an attorney and so on. Why are they called the Miranda rights, and why must U.S. police recite them to arrestees?
The United States has one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Every day, courts across the country hear thousands of cases and make important rulings. Find out with the judicial system quiz.