Types of Crimes

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What Is Criminal Trespassing?
Criminal trespass occurs when someone enters or stays on someone else’s property without authorization. ... READ MORE

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


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Will I get in trouble?

Q: I was in a gas station last night and no one was in there, the cashier probably in the bathroom. I took an item under 5 dollars, the cameras most likely didn’t see me. Just due to the fact on ... Read more

Can I apply for a 911 operator position if I had a retail theft expunged?

Q: I was going through the self-checkout line at Walmart and didn’t scan some items a few years ago. This was my first offense and first time EVER getting in trouble with the law. This has since ... Read more

You do NOT have to talk to police

If you are contacted by a police officer who wants to talk to you about some event you may have been involved in or been a witness to, you are NOT required to speak to them. You can politely say that ... Read more

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

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