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What is voluntary manslaughter?

Voluntary manslaughter is an intentional killing. The person facing the charge must not have had any prior intent to face voluntary manslaughter allegations. If the individual did plan to kill someone, then it's more likely that he or she will face murder charges.

Caught with brass knuckles? Know your rights

Brass knuckles made a comeback in fashion in the 2000s, and many people were seen wearing them to make a statement. Plastic, metal and other styles of these weapons could be seen on earrings or necklaces, for example. Interestingly, brass knuckles are not legal. Also known as knuckle dusters, brass knuckles are an incredibly dangerous weapon.

What are some kinds of homicides?

Imagine not having the choice when it came to killing another person. You knew it was wrong, but there was nothing you could do to prevent it. Now you face a homicide charge. Homicides cover a range of killings, both intentional and unintentional. Many kinds of homicides break criminal laws, which means that the people who committed them may be charged and prosecuted.

What you need to know about assault charges

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.

Why are fathers falsely accused of domestic 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.

Yes, you can defend yourself against kidnapping charges

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.

New bill could help ease laws surrounding statutory rape

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.

Man receives 9.5 years for armed robbery

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.

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