Types of Crimes

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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What Is "Evading" the Police?
A driver evades police by disobeying a law enforcement officer’s command to stop. ... Read more

What’s the Difference Between Theft and Robbery?
The primary difference between theft (or larceny) and robbery is that one involves force. ... Read more

What Is a Hit and Run?
A hit and run involves a driver fleeing the scene of an accident. ... Read more

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

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If it is your first offense you may qualify for a pretrial diversion.  

Go to the courthouse of the county where your husband was convicted and ask the court clerk for a copy of the judgment form. Get it certified.  That will tell you what happened. I would then take ...Read more

I cannot advise you or your girlfriend as to what you should do.  However, here is some general information that may be useful: Generally, in Florida, unless a person is served with a subpoena t ...Read more

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Does Massachusetts Law Empower Criminal Rapists to Seek Parental Rights?

In 2014, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law that appeared to offer protection for mothers victimized by sexual assault, but it became widely criticized as inviting additional tra ... Read more

WILL RETAIL THEFT CHARGE GET ME KICKED OUT OF ARD? DO I NEED A LAWYER?

Q; I have ARD already and I just got a charge for retail theft. What will happen? Will I go to jail? And I never got retail theft don’t have any retail theft on my record. Also I have ARD alread ... Read more

SUMMARY OFFENSE OR BOROUGH ORDINANCE FOR PUBLIC URINATION

Q: What consequences come with a city ordinance for urination on private property without the owner’s consent? I am currently underage but not a minor, and I was recently charged with an underag ... Read more

‘Tis The Season: Protect Yourself from Car Theft and Damages This Christm

Christmas is less than two weeks away, and Polk County shoppers are out in full-force acquiring last-minute Christmas gifts, wrapping needs, and carts full of ingredients for all their Christmas goodi ... Read more

Can I keep my family from knowing about my expungement?

Q: How can I keep an expungement secret from my family? Expungement of Possession A: Not enough information to really answer but if you are filing to expunge a previous conviction, no one should know ... Read more

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