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…
Does a Jury See EVERYTHING?
The short answer is no. Often times there is pieces of evidence that must be sanitized or redacted. Normally, the attorney and the district attorney will discuss and either agree to the limit what the jury can see and n…
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…
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.…
Tags: Assault and Battery, Burden of Proof, Dismissal, Felony, Intent, License, License or Authority, Magistrate, Misdemeanor, Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Specific Intent
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…
Tags: Arraignment, Arrest, Arson, Assault and Battery, Bill Barabino, Burden of Proof, Criminal, Defenses, Dismissal, Dismissed, Diversion, Felony, Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Specific Intent, Unlawful Burning
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…
Tags: Arraignment, Arrest, Bill Barabino, Burden of Proof, Defenses, Evidence, Felony, General Intent, Magistrate, Misdemeanor, No Record
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…
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…
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…
Tags: Bill Barabino, Burden of Proof, Criminal, Criminal Harassment, Defenses, Felony, Harassing Speech, Misdemeanor, Pattern of Conduct, Protected Speech, Susbstantial Emotional Distress, Wanton Conduct, Willfully and Maliciously
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?