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DISTURBING THE PEACE

DISTURBING THE PEACE This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of disturbing the peace: How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of the offense of disturbing the peace? What are examples of “unreasonably disrupti… Read More
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RESISTING ARREST

RESISTING ARREST  This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of resisting arrest: What does Commonwealth law say on “resisting arrest”? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of the offense of resisting arres… Read More
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INTOXICATION WITH ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

INTOXICATION WITH ALCOHOL OR DRUGS This post will discuss the following legal questions relating to intoxication with alcohol or drugs: What are specific intent crimes? Can a defendant ever be acquitted on grounds of not having the specific intent t… Read More
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MENTAL IMPAIRMENT SHORT OF INSANITY

MENTAL IMPAIRMENT SHORT OF INSANITY This post will answer the following legal questions on the legal defense of mental impairment short of insanity: What is mental impairment short of insanity? What is “necessary intent”? How does the Commonweal… Read More
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REASONABLE DOUBT

REASONABLE DOUBT This post will answer the following questions on the legal concept of reasonable doubt: What is proof beyond a reasonable doubt? What is “a moral certainty”? Who has the burden of proof? What happens if a juror still has reasona… Read More
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