WHAT IS DRUG POSSESSION?
How does the law define possession? We all know that there are charges of possessing a handgun, or possessing an illegal drug. Sometimes, it obvious, for example the person has a gun in their belt loop or they are using t…
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
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 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?
This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of forgery:
What is Commonwealth law on forgery?
What does the Commonwealth have to prove in order to prove a defendant guilty of the offense of forgery?
Is making a false stat…