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121. Solicitation Charge Explained
Solicitation Charge Explained What is Solicitation?Solicitation is the act of persuading or soliciting another individual or entity to perform or participate in an activity that is typically criminal, illegal, and unlawful in nature. The classification of Soliciting behavior can be a difficult task due to the fact that prosecutors in litigation of a case involving Solicitation must prove the criminal intent..
122. Some Helpful Facts About Aggravated Assault
Some Helpful Facts About Aggravated Assault The presence of aggravated assault laws in the legal system of the United States and other nations is intended to give prosecutors the ability to identify cases which are deemed especially egregious in the manner in which they occur and to punish the responsible party accordingly. Either the intended end of an act of assault or the method with which it is accomplished may be us..
123. Stalking Explained In Depth
Stalking Explained In Depth What is Stalking?Stalking is defined as a prolonged, intrusive method of harassment with obsessive, methodological, threatening, or sociopathic tendencies. Stalking can take place in a variety of circumstances ranging from physical stalking to virtual stalking. Physical stalking can include the inappropriate following, monitoring, or encroaching with regard to a victim. Online ..
124. Stephen M. Cohen
Stephen M. Cohen   Stephen M. Cohen   Stephen M. Cohen is an internet businessman associated with a number of fraudulent and illegal actions. He was first convicted of a crime in 1975, when he was found guilty of grand theft and check fraud. In 1990, he was arrested on charges of operating a group sex club in a residential area in Orange County, California. When he m..
125. Taguba Report
Taguba Report   The Taguba Report investigated the alleged abuse and torture that occurred at the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq.  American soldiers with the 320th Military Police Battalion were charged by the Department of Defense for the crimes, and a total of 11 soldiers faced courts martial and military prison time.    The crimes listed in the Taguba report ..
126. The 5 Elements of a Crime
The 5 Elements of a Crime Within the scope of criminal law, the 5 elements of a crime are considered to be: Actus Reus Actus Reus, which is the Latin term for ‘conduct’, is the primary identifier of a crime. This states the details of the crime itself, in addition to the authentication of the criminal act. Criminal acts can be punished, while criminal thoughts cannot. Mens Rea Me..
127. The Drug Scheduling Controlled Substances Act
The Controlled Substances Act was passed into law by Congress as part of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. The overall purpose behind the new legislation enacted under President Richard Nixon was to allow a provision and a set of guidelines for the United States Government to battle the abuse of drugs and other chemical and substances.  The C..
128. The Hard Facts of Murder
What is Murder?Murder is a criminal act that is classified as the unlawful, illegal, premature, and purposeful termination of the life belonging to an individual(s) at the hands of another individual(s). Within the scope of Murder, a variety of classifications exist within the legal qualification of activity and events under judicial review in the investigation of such a case. ..
129. The Laws About a Blocked Driveway
Traffic laws vary from State to State, and thus, there will be different consequences in regards to a blocked driveway. Certain jurisdictions will also have definitions as to what it means to block a driveway. Some may define it as the vehicle blocking the driveway to the extent that no vehicle can enter or exit because a prominent portion of the vehicle has blocked the drivewa..
130. The Punishment of Attempting to Commit a Crime
When individuals attempt to commit a crime, they can face criminal charges even if the crime is not successful. Even if an individual does not effectively commit a crime, he/she may face consequences of his/her attempt to commit a crime. This does depend upon the severity of a crime. For instance, attempted crimes that are frequently addressed with criminal charges include atte..
131. The Truth of the Larceny By a Bailee
Bailment involves the temporary exchange of possession rights, but not of ownership rights of personal property. A bailee is generally an independent contractor that is hired to help transfer goods or hired for a job in which they retain temporary possession rights over personal property. If the bailee fails to transfer the goods to the owner, they are guilty of larceny. Althou..
132. Threat Defined
Threat Defined What is a Threat?A threat is a direct act of coercion wherein the action is proposed to elicit a negative or fearful response. Threats are communicated (verbal or written) attempts to inflict harm, fear, or some form of loss on another individual.Threats are considered to be a crime in the majority of jurisdictions. However, a threat without a palpable, immediate, and direct th..
133. Treason Defined
Treason Defined What is Treason?An act of Treason is legally defined as an act that expresses an effrontery to the country or nation in which an individual or group resides through disloyal behavior or activity. The act of Treason is a fairly broad term with regard to activity that can be classified as treasonous. However, within modern legality, the act of Treason has been expanded upon in or..
134. Understanding Larceny Charges
Understanding Larceny Charges What is Larceny?Larceny is defined as the legal classification of theft, which is the criminal act of obtaining the personal or private property belonging to another individual or entity through the use of illegal, unlawful, unethical, or fraudulent means. Within the scope of a larceny or theft offense, there exists a broad range of applicable and associated classifications of ..
135. Understanding the Element of Asportation
Larceny involves the element of asportation, which is defined as the carrying away of a piece of personal property. Common law included the term asportation in order for a crime to be classified as a larceny charge. Even the smallest movement of an individual's personal property can be considered asportation. By moving the personal property of another, the perpetrator took cont..