Anytime someone accuses a person of committing violent crimes, it is an extremely serious matter. All states, including Wisconsin, take an aggressive stance when prosecuting someone arrested for assault and battery. This means that defendants could face significant consequences upon conviction of such charges.
Violent crimes can happen for a number of reasons. Some people commit them out of anger. Others are fighting in self-defense. Other situations are accidents that get spun into a story of hurt or revenge.
If you are being pursued by the police, one thing that you never want to do is to become violent. If you are violent with the police, you are putting yourself and others in danger. You could also face additional charges.
Violent crimes aren't always a result of planning to attack someone or to commit a crime at all. Sometimes, people do things that aren't smart, like resisting arrest, because they aren't thinking about the potential consequences at the time.
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.