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    Is Disorderly Conduct a Crime?

    According to federal regulations, "A person commits disorderly conduct when they cause public nuisance, violence, alarm intentionally, or if they cause risk recklessly."

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    Everything You Need to Know About Assault Charges

    An assault can be defined as causing a person physical harm, imposing upon them unwanted physical contact, or threatening or attempting to do so.

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    Is Piracy a Felony? Punishments and Fines for Illegal Downloading

    Many people think that they can download songs illegally or stream pirated movies online without getting into trouble. This is especially true when consumers don’t understand how illegal downloading laws work. In reality, anyone who uses copyrighted materials without the owners’ permission may face hundreds of thousands in fines for illegal downloading violations. The prison sentences aren’t lenient either. But…

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    14 of the Most Common Felonies

    Committing a felony crime can put a black mark on your record that could potentially last a lifetime. Unfortunately, as serious as a felony crime is, they are widespread, and often the guilty party has no idea that they are committing a felony. So, to help sort it all out, below is a list of 14 of the most common…

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    What You Need to Know About Money Laundering

    During early 2019, many media outlets covered the Lori Loughlin money laundering case. The now-infamous actress bribed officials at the University of Southern California. In turn, Loughlin and her husband expected them to admit their daughters to the school as athletes. The problem is, however, that money laundering is a serious charge that hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans face.…

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    Currently Housed Inmates and Early Release

    The criminal justice system punishes wrongdoers for their crimes. Equally as important, the objective behind incarcerating felons revolves around making them better people that will not commit the same offenses in the future. Because of this, currently housed inmates might walk out free or successfully reduce their sentence after they demonstrate good behavior. Prisoners who are guilty of all types…

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    Is Assault and Battery a Felony?

    Here's the details on how these crimes are charged and penalized for most assault and battery convictions.

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    Is Domestic Violence a Felony?

    Here's the details on what makes domestic violence a felony, how it's defined, what penalties come with it, and more.

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    When Does a Drug Charge Become a Felony?

    A misdemeanor charge is considerably easier to deal with than a felony charge, as felonies tend to come with much longer incarceration times, fines, and lingering consequences. The point when a drug charge cross over from a simple misdemeanor to a defending a felony charge has to do with how much there is, what kind of drugs, and whether it…

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