The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) claims that the probability of conviction for felony defendants based on a one-year tracking period is predictable. The likelihood of conviction was 70 percent for murder, 69 percent for burglary and 45 percent for those accused and charged with assault. As someone facing these charges, you likely know it's in your best interests to defend yourself. Why? Even with a jury that should not be biased, a conviction is likely if you go to court in most cases.
Is there really a good defense to a violent crime? That question is one that many people would like to answer in their own ways. However, under law, there actually are good defenses for violent actions taken against others.
You've recently faced accusations of assault, but you're not quite sure what that entails. You never intended to hurt someone, and you don't understand how you can be accused of hurting someone you never touched.
A man accused of a homicide no longer faces charges after they were dropped due to his inability to stand trial. According to the news, the 75-year-old man was believed to have killed his sister in 2016, but as a result of a severe dementia diagnosis, cannot stand trial. His sister was killed in an act of violence, being strangled, stabbed and beaten to death at the age of 75.
Many people learn self-defense techniques to save their lives if they're attacked. One thing you should know is that if you use self-defense in a situation where your life is in danger, you're unlikely to be accused of violence against another person. However, the force you use has to be reasonable.
Hate crimes are crimes that are born out of bigotry. These crimes are meant to intimidate or hurt someone because of his or her race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ethnicity or national origin. Hate crimes are also known as bias crimes and can take place in many ways. Those who commit them may use explosives, vandalism and verbal or physical violence to intimidate, threaten or harm others.
Gun violence is a dangerous thing. It takes lives, and it causes others to lose their freedoms. It's important to understand that violent crimes aren't always caused by the mentally ill. If and when they are, there's a real question as to how that should be handled.
As someone accused of a crime, something you may worry about is ending up in prison. The prison population is growing too dense in Wisconsin, though, and that puts pressure on everyone, from those inside to those paying taxes to support them.
If you work in a school, you know that you have to be very careful about how you treat your students. Raising a hand to hit a student could be enough to threaten your job.
If you're fighting allegations against you, it's a good idea to talk to your attorney about different criminal defense strategies. Criminal defense strategies come in a number of forms, but with the right defense, it's possible to have the case dismissed, to be found innocent or to obtain less serious penalties for charges you're convicted of.