Category Archives: Crimes and Elements

When is Ignorance of the Law an Excuse?

SORNA Tier Chart

Don’t Instruct the Jury on a Theory that’s Not Supported by the Evidence

How to Measure 1,000 Feet for the Sex Offender Residential Restriction

State v. Glisson and Multiple Conspiracies

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Charging R/D/O: Alleging the Duty the Officer Was Discharging

Merger and Felony Murder:  A 2017 Update

The Basics of Felony Murder

When Does Paddling Become Child Abuse?

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