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Crimes against property are not as obvious as they sound. Although they deal with damage or theft of physical property, sometimes they also involve ha ... read more
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Terrorism, Crimes and Security
Terrorism is the use of violence and threats of violence against civilian targets, especially for political, religious or ideological purposes. The goal is intimidation or coercion. While not a specific crime, terrorism involves a constellation of crimes that lead to the loss of life and/or damage to ... Read more

Crimes Against a Person
Crimes against persons include crimes that cause a person physical harm. However, just the threat of harm counts as well. Your intentions at the time make a big difference. If you hurt someone by accident, it's still a crime, but penalties aren't as severe as they would be if you did it on purpose. Physical ... Read more

Crimes Against Public Safety
Crimes against public safety are those crimes that affect the public at large rather than specific individuals. If you're ever charged with a public safety crime, it's likely that you'll need to hire a criminal defense lawyer to defend you. Public Safety Laws Protect Minors No matter which part of the ... Read more

Crimes Against the Justice System
A "crime against the justice system" is any offense that interferes with the smooth operation of this system, essential to protecting the rights under law of all U.S. residents. For the most serious crimes against the federal and state justice systems, severe penalties are imposed. These crimes may be ... Read more

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He can only be convicted of what he is charged with.  If he was charged with burglary, and convicted of burglary, he could be sentenced under the burglary statute he was charged under. &nbsp ...Read more

If this matter is still pending, based on your facts, there is a plausability to having a reduction or dismissal. But, one would have to be fully immursed in the case to determine where the problems w ...Read more

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Can I get taken off probation early?

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Can I get my Retail Theft charge expunged?

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When Does a Selfie Become a Crime?

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