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- What Does a Class 6 Felony in Virginia Mean?
A "felony" is generally defined as a serious crime usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death. Accordingly, the grade of the offense is fixed by the punishment.
- Dealing with Drug Charges
By far, one of the most common class of crimes to pass through the American legal system is the drug case. Whether possession or distribution, drug cases have gotten a lot of attention from both the media and legislators since the 1980's and the beginning of the “War on Drugs.” However, these laws are changing for some substances, like marijuana, so it is important to get a basic understanding of the state of the law related to controlled substances.
- Legal Considerations in Arson Cases
Arson is the malicious burning of the dwelling of another. Some states also include other places and things in the scope of items that can be burned and constitute arson, such as cars, businesses, churches, etc. In any event, arson is usually considered a second degree felony and is very serious.
- What are the Differences Between Felonies and Misdemeanors?
In most states, crimes are classified in one of two categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Sometimes, there are also a third class of crimes called petty crimes or violations, and are usually punished by a fine with no jail time (these often include traffic infractions). Understanding the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor can be critical in understanding charges against a person, terms of plea agreements, and potential punishments.
- What Are the Different Types of Criminal Homicide?
Homicide is the taking of a human life. Every state in the US has its own unique classifications of homicide, but these classifications generally fall into three general categories. Those general categories are murder, manslaughter, and justifiable homicide.
- Federal Child Porn Sentencing Guidelines
In imposing sentences in Federal Court judges are required to consider the advisory sentencing guidelines adopted by the United States Sentencing Commission.
- The Bail Review Problem in Maryland Criminal Justice
Often times defendants without legal representation end up getting held for criminal offenses when they shouldn’t be.
- Resentencing of a Three Strikes Sentence Often Involves Difficult Document Gathering Challenges
Proposition 36 amended the state's Three Strikes Law due to overcrowding of state prisons.
- Conviction Upheld for Possession of an Assault Weapon Although AK-47 Disassembled
The reader of this article may understand that a .50-cal weapon fires a very large round, one that probably can take down a hippopotamus or even perhaps an elephant. It is used in the military often to penetrate buildings with stucco and drywall (the author of this article is a former Marine with seven years of active duty service, including combat experience).
- 17 Year Old May Be Charged as an Adult with Federal 2nd Degree Murder Based on Lay Testimony
Congress established six factors that a district court must consider to determine if such a transfer is in “the interest of justice.”