Types of Crimes

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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

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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Texas Legislative Issues/News: Proposal Submitted to Remove Non-Killers Fro

A bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers are advocating for legislation that would reform Texas’ death penalty laws. Under current state law, if someone is involved in a killing crime, but doe ... Read more

Can I get off probation if I still owe $16, 000 in restitution?

Q: I just saw my probation officer today and I expressed that I really want to get off of probation next year. It ends in five years. However, the amount I still owed is lower but not the full amount. ... Read more

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Q: My sister and I got into a fight on campus property. She called the cops on me & the cops called me and asked me to come into the station, I went into the police station they told me my charges ... Read more

US Supreme Court Allows Jury Verdict Attack Due to Racial Bias

exhibited overt racial bias casting serious doubt on the fairness and impartiality of the jury’s deliberations. In Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado (No. 15-606), https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/ ... Read more

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