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- Violations and Lifting a Restraining Order
The lifting of a restraining order is a complex matter if there are violations of the order by the target when he or she needs to interact with the protected party. The violations usually cause the person with the order to remain away from and out of communication with the protected person, and this could complicate the relationship or personal matters that require contact
- Overview of Assault and Battery Laws in Georgia
Georgia assault and battery crimes include “simple” offenses along with “aggravated” offenses. These legal distinctions are very important regarding the nature of criminal charges against a defendant and the potential penalties that the defendant is facing.
- Three Strikes - What Does This Mean in Missouri?
Three strikes laws typically apply to habitual offenders who commit serious felony crimes. Three-strikes and similar laws exist in a little over half of the states in the U.S., including Missouri.
- Firearms Denied after Domestic Violence Charge
When a person is convicted of a domestic violence charge or the responded in an order of protection case, he or she may be stripped of the legal right to own firearms. However, there may be situations that may provide for the restoration of those gun rights.
- Self Defense Principles Under Florida Law
In Florida, self-defense may be asserted as a defense when someone exerts force in a manner that would otherwise be considered unlawful. This defense may be asserted in cases involving physical violence, such as to refute claims of domestic violence, battery or murder.
- Defending Assault Charges in Philadelphia
Assault charges in Philadelphia are actually quite complex. The successful defense of any assault-related charge will be based upon the circumstances surrounding the assault, the premeditation or intent of the defendant as well as the presence or absence of “Serious Bodily Injury.”
- Florida Criminal Law: Domestic Battery Violence
Domestic violence is a serious dynamic that happens in all states and crosses all racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines. It occurs when a person is in a certain relationship as defined under state law and inflicts certain physical harm or makes certain threats that rise to a criminal level.
- Understanding Sexual Battery and Rape Charges in Florida
Florida lawmakers take sexual battery crimes very seriously. For this reason, penalties are severe and crimes are aggressively prosecuted. Knowing how these crimes are defined can help a defendant learn about how to proceed with his or her case.
- Expert Witness: Lifelong Consequences of Child Abuse
Child abuse is often a lifelong concern once it has been suffered through the abuses by an adult or other child. Most often, when a youth suffers from these malignant experiences, he or she is harmed by someone he or she loves.
- Understanding Simple and Aggravated Assault in Florida
In Florida, assault may be defined as a misdemeanor (simple assault) or a felony (aggravated assault), depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident itself. Read on to learn more about the differences.