Assault is a serious accusation. It's a crime in which one person threatens harm to another in a convincing manner. Assault itself is not the act of violence; that's called battery. Battery is unlawful conduct of a physical nature. It can be unwelcome sexual contact or acts of violence.
Fathers who are accused of domestic violence may feel insulted or hurt when the fact is that no violence has occurred. False accusations of domestic abuse can hurt a person's reputation and lead to penalties he doesn't deserve. Sometimes, these allegations are made to create a rift between a father and his children, which is the most painful problem of all.
It's not every day you hear about a person dying because of being frightened, but it does happen. Does that person's death count as murder, though? In Wisconsin, officials are trying to say that is the case.
Kidnapping is a criminal act that many people assume is always violent. Some accuse others of kidnapping people even though the alleged victim may have gone with the person willingly. As someone in this position, you have every right to be angry about the allegations against you.
It's a tale that is classic: Romeo and Juliet. The story tells of two star-crossed lovers who can't be together despite their love. There is some truth in the story, and people go through similar situations all the time. Sometimes, the story of Romeo and Juliet breaks laws, though.
You found yourself standing over a person's limp body, understanding very seriously that the individual had died at your hands. You know that you were defending yourself, but the situation doesn't look that easy to explain when you consider everything that happened.
Getting involved in a criminal act, like robbing a store or hotel, can come back to haunt you. Sometimes, facts are skewed, and that can leave you facing charges for an action you didn't participate in. The man in this case claims he was not violent despite being charged with a violent crime.
It's never a good feeling to find out you're being charged with a crime that you didn't commit. Or, perhaps you're being charged with a crime that is much more extreme than what the situation calls for. It's important that you have the chance to defend yourself. You are not obligated to do anything that incriminates you. That means you don't need to admit to doing anything wrong, plead guilty or even speak during a trial if it could solidify your guilt.
If you're accused of threatening or harassing someone, you should know that you could face serious charges for those actions. You shouldn't take the accusations lightly, but instead discuss your case with a professional to understand the best ways to defend yourself.
Hate crimes are intolerant, based in bigotry and attack others based on their ethnicities, religions, disabilities, sexual orientations or a number of other personal traits. Those who commit hate crimes do a range of things from being violent toward these individuals to verbally threatening them to instill fear.