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What is juvenile delinquency?

Posted on February 16th, 2018

What is juvenile delinquency? What is juvenile delinquency? Juvenile delinquency in Pennsylvania is akin to being found guilty in the adult system. The juvenile system is set up in Pennsylvania to treat juvenile offenders differently than they would adult offenders under the criminal justice system. Ultimately, if a child is deemed delinquent in the juvenile system, they are found guilty… READ MORE

What does indecent assault mean?

Posted on February 9th, 2018

What does indecent assault mean? What does indecent assault mean? Indecent assault, to strip it down to its bare bones, or the easiest way to think about it is that it is the improper touching of the privates of another person. In addition, there can be involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, which is when you have sexual intercourse through compulsion or… READ MORE

What counts as sexual assault?

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

What counts as sexual assault? What counts as sexual assault? Sexual assault is any type of physical action against another that is either unwanted or is against somebody who does not have the mental capacity to consent. Sexual assault charges are horrible, but because allegations of sexual assault are so horrendous, human nature comes into play. It’s very common for… READ MORE

Is stalking a crime?

Posted on January 26th, 2018

Is stalking a crime? Is stalking a crime? The most common scenario where we think of how harassment and stalking, is a situation where someone is in a relationship and somebody is contacting them by messages, by text, by Skype, by some other form of communication and the other person tells them to stop and they continue to do it.… READ MORE

Is fraud a felony?

Posted on January 19th, 2018

Is fraud a felony? Is fraud a felony? Well theft offenses, or fraud offenses, are what we often call crimes of dishonesty. They are graded and graded means how they’re punished is often based on how much money is allegedly stolen. Fraud in itself is most commonly graded as a felony offense. Generally speaking, any type of these offenses are… READ MORE

What is the definition of embezzlement?

Posted on December 22nd, 2017

What is the definition of embezzlement? Many people ask, what is the definition of embezzlement? Well, embezzlement is effectively when someone is being accused of taking something of value from someone who they don’t have the liberty to take it from. Embezzlement is a theft-related offense. Most commonly an embezzlement offense would be a felony. In Pennsylvania when we’re looking… READ MORE

What is petty theft?

Posted on December 15th, 2017

What is petty theft? A common question is, what is petty theft? Well, in Pennsylvania we think of petty theft as retail theft or shoplifting. Under Pennsylvania, the laws are written by the legislature, and they’re defined as retail theft, or shoplifting, and that’s almost what you’d expect. Whether it is something small like makeup or something bigger like an… READ MORE

What is the difference between battery and assault?

Posted on December 8th, 2017

What is the difference between battery and assault? A common question is, what is the difference between battery and assault? The simple answer in Pennsylvania is, there isn’t a difference. Generally speaking, in criminal law in the United States, a battery involves a touching. However, in Pennsylvania, with a simple assault or aggravated assault, the term battery is part of… READ MORE

What is the difference between burglary and robbery?

Posted on December 1st, 2017

What is the difference between burglary and robbery? So, what is the difference between burglary and robbery? A common question is, what’s burglary? What’s robbery? Are they connected? Well, they are both felony offenses, but they are different. For example, a burglary is when you break and enter into a property with the intent of causing a crime. In the… READ MORE

What is aggravated assault?

Posted on November 24th, 2017

What is aggravated assault? What is aggravated assault? Aggravated assault is the intending to cause serious bodily injury to someone or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another person. There are many different ways that an aggravated assault can occur. For example, people get into fights and one person gets seriously injured. In that situation, that would constitute an aggravated… READ MORE