Recent Posts in Violent Crimes Category

  • Deadly Weapon Enhancement

    || 14-Feb-2014

    When tempers flare and physical violence occurs, people don't always realize the ramifications of their actions. What many people may view as a simple bar fight, prosecutors may view as an assault with a deadly weapon. Pennsylvania law defines different levels of "physical attacks" in terms of simple assault and aggravated assault. However, lingering behind as assault could be the ...
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  • Miranda Rights and the Boston Bomber

    || 23-Apr-2013

    Miranda Rights and the Boston Bombings An event praising the determination, physical prowess, and athleticism of all runners throughout the world turned into a tragic and chaotic episode because of the misguided hatred of two men. The Times Leader reports that the Boston Bomber may face the death penalty for his atrocious acts. The Marathon Bombings which rocked the streets of Boston and shocked ...
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  • Should You Let a Maintenance Worker into your Home?

    || 22-Mar-2013

    Investigators Continue to Search for Home Invader Posing as Gas Worker The Timeleader.com published a photo sketch of the man that entered a woman's home in Forty-Fort posing as gas utility employee and then assaulted her inside of her home. The owner of the home harmlessly let the man into her house and then suffered an attack from the imposter maintenance man. Investigators report that the ...
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  • Oscar Pistorius Saga: Murder or Mistake?

    || 26-Feb-2013

    CNN reports that prosecutors in South Africa are seeking to charge Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. Pistorius stated that he fired shots into the bathroom believing that there was an intruder inside and adamantly denies any allegation that he intended to shoot Reeva. Although the shocking and ...
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  • Gun Control and the Right to Bear Arms: Part 2

    || 19-Feb-2013

    As the debate rages on across the nation and on every TV and Facebook account; I have narrowed down the arguments of gun control measures into three distinct groups. Absolutists Minutemen Defenders Both "Absolutists" and "Minutemen" lack sound arguments or legal justification for claiming legislation aimed at expanding gun control is unconstitutional. The real debate lies ...
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  • Teen Charged in Armed Robbery in Wilkes-Barre

    || 30-May-2012

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well-being as well as the deprivation of their valuable property. Victims of home invasion have their personal security stripped away and must re-live the fear each day within their ...
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  • Edwardsville Sunoco Robbed

    || 26-Apr-2012

    Teenagers can stray down the wrong path both quickly and without a good understanding of the seriousness of their behavior. The reckless nature of misguided or wild teens often ends with trouble with police and prison. Society, schools, and religious organizations all try to steer teens in the right direction but all too frequently are left with the gut-wrenching realization that their efforts ...
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  • Stabbing, shooting, punching. or any type of offensive contact inflicted upon another person will land the aggressor in serious legal trouble. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or intent to cause serious bodily injury to the victim. The object ...
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  • Gunshots Fired During Fight Outside of Hanover Twp. Bar

    || 21-Mar-2012

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Dupont Councilman Charged with Assaulting Spouse

    || 12-Mar-2012

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Plymouth Stabbing Suspect in Custody

    || 5-Mar-2012

    Will I go to jail if I stabbed someone who attacked me? What does aggravated assault mean? Stabbing, shooting, punching. or any type of offensive contact inflicted upon another person will land the aggressor in serious legal trouble. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object ...
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  • U.S. Marshalls Capture Machete Suspect

    || 2-Mar-2012

    What is assault? What if I use a weapon? Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such as self-defense or defense of a ...
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  • Woman Hits Bar Owner with Beer Bottle

    || 27-Feb-2012

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Machete Found Near Scene of Attack

    || 15-Feb-2012

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Man Charged with Threatening Woman. According to Pennsylvania statute ( 18 Pa.C.S. Section 2706) a person commits the crime of terroristic threats, if the suspect communicates, either directly or indirectly, a threat to commit any crime of violence with the intent to terrorize the victim. The suspect need not actually have present ability to commit the crime and the victim does not have to believe ...
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  • Elderly Business Owner Attacked and Robbed

    || 5-Jan-2012

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well-being as well as by being deprived of their valuable property or money. Store clerks and owners are often the targets of violent robbers because of the stores lack of security and ...
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  • Man Accused of Teen Rape

    || 5-Oct-2011

    Rape is the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force, duress, or undue influence to engage in sexual intercourse where consent of the victim is not given or where the victim is incapable of giving legal consent, whether because of age or because of incapacitation. A person is unable to legally consent to sexual intercourse when the age of the consenting person is below a statutory ...
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  • Drive-By Shooting

    || 27-Sep-2011

    Wilkes-Barre Drive-By Shooting. Cities have been plagued by gun violence for years and have left police and investigators baffled as to the means to prevent and stop the violence. A common form of intimidation and gun violence used by criminals has been drive-by shootings. Drive-by shootings allow the assailant to leave the scene quickly as well as to prevent the identification of the shooter by ...
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  • Felony Weapon Charges

    || 21-Sep-2011

    Felony Charges. A convicted felon found in possession of a firearm faces serious criminal charges regardless of the intended use or lack of use of the weapon. Longer sentences and heavier fines apply to convicted felons found in possession of a firearm when the weapon is loaded or is involved in the commission of another criminal offense. Statutes banning the unlawful possession of a firearm by a ...
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  • Scranton Bar Stabbing

    || 19-Sep-2011

    Scranton Police Search for Suspect in Bar Stabbing. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or an intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. The object need not be a knife or gun, but could be any object used to inflict bodily harm upon ...
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  • Scranton Woman Assaults Neighbor

    || 10-Sep-2011

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There often are defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Poconos Murder Charges

    || 13-Jul-2010

    According to today's Pocono Record, a jury found a Blakeslee man facing Poconos murder charges guilty of third-degree murder today for a fatal stabbing incident that took place last fall. Details regarding the outcome of the case will be available tomorrow. Anyone facing Poconos murder charges should understand the absolute seriousness of his situation and should recognize that his choice of a ...
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  • Monroe County Home Invasion

    || 3-Jun-2010

    Home invasions combine the most frightening elements of property crimes and violent crimes. Offenders come into a home space - a safety zone - and make it into something completely unthinkable and unrecognizable for its occupants. The Pocono Record reports that two men are on the run after an attempted home invasion in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County. One resident of the home was injured by ...
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  • Scranton Property Crimes, Scranton Violent Crimes

    || 24-May-2010

    NPR reported today that, despite our ongoing economic recession, crime rates continue to fall nationwide. This marks the third consecutive year of reported decreases in property crimes and violent offenses. Despite this great news, the unfortunate fact remains that plenty of individuals in our area still find themselves charged with Scranton property crimes or Scranton violent crimes that require ...
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  • Stroudsburg, PA Criminal Lawyer

    || 29-Mar-2010

    Being arrested for any crime is scary and intimidating. One of the most important steps you can take immediately after your arrest is to involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your case to make sure that your legal rights are not violated and that someone with professional insight into the workings of the criminal justice system is fighting on your side. If you need a Stroudburg, PA ...
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