Posts tagged "Violent Crimes"

Man won't be charged in homicide case

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.

Is self-defense a good defense against violent crime allegations?

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.

Is a hate crime only due to racism?

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.

Mental illness doesn't predispose individuals to violence

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.

Wisconsin politicians want to see more people go to prison

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.

A good criminal defense strategy helps you defend yourself

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.

Arson: Defend yourself with an official investigation's findings

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.

Faulty analyses could be responsible for false imprisonments

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 senate passes new penalties for criminal acts

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.

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