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Resisting Arrest

RESISTING ARREST What does Commonwealth law say on “resisting arrest”? According to Commonwealth law: “A person commits the crime of resisting arrest if he [or she] knowingly prevents or attempts to prevent a police officer, acting under color… Read More
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Criminal Intent Explained

CRIMINAL INTENT Firstly, legally speaking, what does it mean to have the necessary intent to commit a crime? For some crimes, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that at the time of the offense the defendant intended to do some a… Read More
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Vandalism

VANDALISM This post will answer the following legal questions on vandalism: What does the Commonwealth have to prove in order to convict a defendant of the offense of vandalism? What does it mean to act “willfully with malice”? What does it mean… Read More
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