violent crimes Archives

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.

Simple versus aggravated assault: The differences matter

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.

You must defend yourself if you're accused of a hate crime

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.


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