July 2015

Assault and Battery

Because the two are so frequently lumped together in speech, and often occur together in action, assault and battery are often treated as one idea or charge. However, assault is something different from battery, and each one has other consequences within the legal system. Assault is putting another person in fear of bodily harm through threats or attempting to do bodily injury to another person. No...

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct arrests are a frequent, everyday occurrence. When it comes to arresting someone for ‘disorderly conduct,’ the police have an almost unlimited number of things they can arrest someone for. The actual language of the law states that “a person is guilty of disorderly conduct if: (a) he refuses to comply with the lawful order of the police to move from a public place, or knowingly...

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