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What Is a Criminal Conspiracy?
A criminal conspiracy is an agreement to commit a crime combined with some kind of step toward committing the crime. ... READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Aiding and Abetting and Being an Accessory?
Learn about aiding and abetting, and being an accessory before and after the fact. ... READ MORE

What Is Aiding and Abetting?
Aiding and abetting occurs when someone intentionally helps or encourages another person to commit a crime. ... READ MORE

Can an Act Be Both a Crime and a Tort?
A single event can be both a criminal offense and the basis for a civil lawsuit. ... READ MORE

What is Vandalism?
Vandalism covers a broad variety of unlawful acts relating to destruction or defacement of property—both public and private. State laws and local ordinances that prohibit vandalism may also use the terms graffiti, criminal or malicious mischief, or damage to property to describe the offense. ... READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Criminal and Civil Law?
Criminal law and civil law differ in several ways. One key distinction is that only criminal cases lead to jail time. ... READ MORE

Receiving or Possessing Stolen Property
Theft and robbery are well-known offenses that involve stealing property. A lesser-known, related offense occurs when another person accepts, conceals, or buys the stolen property. This offense is simply called “receiving or possessing stolen property.” ... READ MORE

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

 

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Can I write my ex, who was my co-defendant, if the case is closed?

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Can I be convicted on one person’s word?

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Will I get arrested for lying about drugs on Facebook messenger?

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Will my son go to jail for simple assault?

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