Arson is defined as an intentional burning or attempted burning of a property, vehicle or other item, although arson isn't limited to personal property or buildings. Some arsonists take aim at churches, while others plot against schools or businesses.
Can you imagine what would happen if you discovered that your case was mishandled and that the experts testifying overstated the importance of evidence collected? It could be devastating and result in a conviction you don't deserve. That may have happened several times in the past. Consider this story of a man who is accused of a string of attacks that took place in Sault County in 1991.
Wisconsin's senate has passed tougher penalties for crimes committed in the state. Now, minors convicted of crimes could end up in the troubled youth prison for longer, and those convicted of multiple crimes or who get in trouble while on parole could face harsher penalties.
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.
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.
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.
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.