In order for a person to be convicted of a crime, the prosecuting attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty.
At trial, a defendant, along with his or her counsel or... more
According to Florida Statute 776.031, the use of force- except deadly force- is justified to protect a person's property based upon reasonable belief that such conduct is necessary to prevent or... more
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Washington law allows for the use of force under certain circumstances. RCW 9A.16.020 outlines the circumstances under which a person can legally use... more
Excuse Defenses toAssault and Battery: Explained by aFairfax Criminal Lawyer
Excuse defenses relate to the defendants state of mind. Generally, an excuse is an action that the criminal justice system... more
A father in Mesa, AZ walked outside of his home around 5:30AM last week to witness a man beating up his son in his front yard. The man then fired a gun at his sons attacker; the gunshot was fatal.... more