Category: Criminal Liability

In criminal law does not have to be proven in relation to one or more elements comprising the actus reus (Latin for “guilty act”) although intention, recklessness or knowledge may be required in relation to other elements of the offense.

Crimes Against Persons 0

Crimes Against Persons

Fatal Offences Homicide: Murder and Manslaughter We hear the word “murder” used in a lot of situations: “This job is murder!” Environmental activists sometimes refer to the “murder” of animals or even trees. But,...

Domestic Violence 0

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a form of abuse involving the use of physical aggression, or coercion that causes injury to  a spouse, partner, child or other family member. Here you will find a variety of...

Sex Crimes 0

Sex Crimes

Sexual Offenses Rape Laws, Defenses and Penalties Rape is sexual intercourse that is forced on another without the person’s consent or against the person’s will. This act is criminalized throughout the United States, but...

Drug Laws 0

Drug Laws

An Overview of Drug Possession Laws Possession of a Controlled Substance: Drug Possession LawsWhat is a controlled substance? Learn about the penalties for drug possession and the laws in your state. Possession of Drug...

Alcohol Related Crimes 0

Alcohol Related Crimes

Overview of Alcohol Related Crimes DUI Charges and PenaltiesAn overview of DUI (driving under the influence) offense classifications and possible consequences. Felony DUI: AlcoholDrunk driving is often referred to as driving under the influence...

Criminal Liability 0

Criminal Liability

In the U.S. legal system, a person may be punished for a crime only if she has been convicted of a crime, that is, found criminally liable. This article discusses what constitutes criminal liability....