Types of Crimes

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What’s the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?
Robbery involves both theft and force, while burglary doesn’t have to. ... READ MORE

What Is Burglary?
Burglary is entering a building illegally with the intent to commit a crime while inside. ... READ MORE

What Is Arson?
Arson is the intentional or reckless act of burning and damaging property. ... READ MORE

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

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

 

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Did you test positive for TB ? Are you being treated by a doctor for the TB ? We will need the report from the dcotor noting that you have TB and that the TB came from your exposure to the inmates in ...Read more

The chances are pretty good if your roommate tells law enforcement officers that the oil was yours and you put it in his room -- and the officer, either on their own -- or in lollow-up to his or his l ...Read more

You will have work with the jail authorities to get him whatever help that they can provide.

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Does the duty-to-rescue apply in time of natural cause?

Q: The husband was displaying an abnormal behavior. The wife didn’t think too much about it. She stayed by his side until he had fallen asleep and then went to bed herself. The husband died in t ... Read more

Can I be convicted for using $200.00 of a stolen gift card if I “ONLY” used

Q: In my previous job I worked at, four gift cards for $50.00 a piece were stolen=$200.00. I used one of the stolen gift cards for $50.00 and two other people related to me used the remaining three gi ... Read more

What can I do about a corrupt probation officer?

Q: My son was accused of theft and was sent to jail two weeks ago. His hearing was today. All charges dropped but when his attorney called his probation officer she told him that it could be days befo ... Read more

I’m concerned about the law that was passed in PA for limited access to my

Q: I have two summary charges from 2006 for Retail Theft and Disorderly Conduct. Would I be able to have those charges sealed from employers if I got another summery conviction in 2016? A: Summary non ... Read more

Can I sue my ex for falsely accusing me of pointing a handgun at her?

Q: My ex-wife asked me to watch our daughter on one of her days. We have a custody agreement in place. I gladly watched my daughter. We had bad weather, so I took my daughter home, and asked my ex to ... Read more

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