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BAIL JUMPING

BAIL JUMPING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of bail jumping: What does it mean to be charged with the crime of bail jumping? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of jumping bail? What is the legal… Read More
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REDACTED MATERIAL AT TRIAL

 EVIDENCE WITH REDACTED MATERIAL This post will answer the following legal questions about evidence with redacted material: In a court of law, what is redacted material? Why do courts redact certain documents? In a court of law, what is redacted m… Read More
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TRANSFERRED INTENT

TRANSFERRED INTENT  This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of transferred intent: What is transferred intent? What are examples of transferred intent? What does the Commonwealth have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in… Read More
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LICENSE OR AUTHORITY

LICENSE OR AUTHORITY Occasionally, when a defense is asserted on behalf of a defendant, the defense is license or authority. For example, a police officer acting in good faith may arrest a person because they are carrying or possessing a firearm.… Read More
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BURNING INSURED PROPERTY

BURNING INSURED PROPERTY This post will answer the following questions on the crime of burning insured property in order to defraud its insurer: What does Commonwealth law say on the crime of burning insured property? What does the Commonwealth have… Read More
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REPRIMAND OF COUNCIL

REPRIMAND OF COUNCIL  This post will answer the following legal questions about when a counselor is reprimanded:  What does it mean when a judge “reprimands” a counselor of law? What are the responsibilities of both a judge and an attorney r… Read More
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KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE  This post will answer the following questions about the criminal law concept of knowledge: Legally speaking, what is “knowledge” and how do jurors evaluate it in a criminal case? What kinds of evidence do jurors consider in determini… Read More
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DISORDERLY CONDUCT

DISORDERLY CONDUCT This post will answer the following legal questions about the offense of disorderly conduct: What does the Commonwealth need to prove in order to convict a defendant of the offense of “disorderly conduct”? What are some exampl… Read More
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CRIMINAL HARASSMENT

CRIMINAL HARASSMENT This post will answer the following legal questions about the offense of criminal harassment: What does the Commonwealth need to prove in order to convict a defendant of the offense of criminal harassment? Legally, what is “sub… Read More
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CRIMINAL INTENT

INTENT This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of intent: Legally speaking, what does it mean to have the necessary intent to commit a crime? How do jurors determine a defendant’s intent? What is specific intent? What is… Read More
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