Category Archives: Crimes and Elements

When Does Paddling Become Child Abuse?

Is It Armed Robbery if a Defendant Has a Gun but Doesn’t Expressly Menace the Victim?

Mistrial Leads to Double Jeopardy Violation in State v. Schalow

When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?

Proving a Minor’s Sexual Purpose for Sexual Assault Crimes

Criminal Law and Protests

Attempted Assault Is a Crime

Special Rules for Pleading and Trying Habitual Offenses

Shoplifting and Larceny

Is Spitting on a Person an Assault?