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- Cruel Swatting Prank Leads to Stranger’s Death
Swatting is the act of calling in a false report of a very serious crime to police in order to prompt them to send a SWAT team (Special Weapons and Tactics) to someone’s home. This so-called prank has led to terrible legal consequences for some and worse, it led to the death of an innocent man at his home in Kansas this past December.
- Defending Murder Charges in Philadelphia
Defending murder charges in Philadelphia requires experience and an extensive understanding of the strategies which can make the difference when your life potentially hangs in the balance. All homicide-related charges in Philadelphia carry severe consequences.
- Can You Go to Prison for Texting?
Michelle Carter is a young woman in Boston who is on trial for manslaughter. While that is tragically unfortunate, the facts of this case are also highly unusual. Michelle’s boyfriend Conrad Roy III, the victim in this case, committed suicide. So why is she on trial? Michelle is accused of encouraging the act through a series of text messages that told Conrad to follow through on his plan and find peace by dying.
- Murder Charges in Minnesota
Minnesota has several degrees of murder that they can charge a defendant. The state also has other types of laws that involve the unlawful killing of another that do not rise to the murder level.
- When Is It Self-Defense and When Is It Manslaughter?
Manslaughter, self-defense and murder are often closely tied together. It can be difficult to determine when self defense changes things so that a person is not criminally culpable for manslaughter or murder. Being aware of principles related to self defense can help make important distinctions.
- Criminal Defense for Vehicular Manslaughter Charges
One of the most egregious criminal charges a person may face involving a vehicle is the traffic violation of vehicular manslaughter. This crime is usually in conjunction with other traffic criminal acts such as reckless driving, driving under the influence or other similar acts.
- Casualty: Manslaughter or Murder in DUI?
When a person’s drinking causes him or her to lose the ability to safely drive, a DUI accident may result. In tragic cases, this accident leads to the loss of someone’s life. Such accidents are devastating to everyone involved, including their families.
- Drugged Driving
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many others are due to drug impairment.
- Self-Defense VS. Manslaughter
Manslaughter, albeit a lesser crime than murder, is a criminal offense; whereas a true self-defense killing is not a crime.
- 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.