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- What Do I Do If Attacked In A Public Place?
Many find it surprising to know that violence has actually been on a steady decline for decades. Unfortunately, it does still happen. Often, altercations occur in a public location, such as a bar or club, a store, or a park or public street. When an attack occurs, what can you do to defend yourself and who is liable for any harm you suffer?
- How to Stop Domestic Violence
Black eyes, broken bones, missed days from school or work. For some, these may seem familiar. Whether they are occurring to you or someone you know, it is important to know that we can all help stop domestic violence.
- Bill Cosby's Latest Sexual Assault Accusations
Comedian and actor, Bill Cosby, is no stranger to the spotlight, but his recent media attention has not been favorable.
- The Law of Self Defense
Most Americans believe that they can legally use force to protect themselves in the event of an attack, or the threat of death or bodily injury by another. What most Americans donít realize is that the law of self defense is not always applicable as a defense.
- New Jersey Statute of Limitations for Criminal Charges
Each state has its own statute of limitations in which to formally charge an individual with a crime.
- Differences Between Assault and Aggravated Assault
Assault and aggravated assault charges in Florida differ based on a variety of factors, including if a deadly weapon was involved in the offense and who is the alleged victim. Assault generally is a misdemeanor with possible jail time, but aggravated assault is a felony offense with harsher penalties.
- Domestic Violence: A Heavy Accusation
Domestic violence is a serious accusation and can have devastating effects on the life of those accused.
- When is a Schoolyard Brawl a Battery?
Kids will be kids, or so the saying goes. As such, children often roughhouse and get into small fights in the schoolyard. Most parents, teachers, and administrators, while not pleased by such conduct, know that it is an inevitable part of life in the school system and for many, a rite of passage for the children involved. But legally, when does it go from a simple schoolyard brawl punished by detentions or suspensions to a battery that could be punished by jail or a civil lawsuit?
- Battery Domestic Violence with Strangulation in Las Vegas, Nevada
Battery domestic violence is a misdemeanor case in Las Vegas Nevada. But a domestic battery by strangulation is taken more seriously and can result in a felony charge.
- African American Women Disproportionately At Risk For Death by Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can happen anywhere and is not bound by race, religion, or socio-economic status. But, recent studies show that African American women are at three times the risk of experiencing a lethal domestic violence event than any other racial groups in America. Indeed, domestic violence murders are among the leading causes of death of black women ages 15 to 35.