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Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License The burden is on a defendant to prove that they held a valid license if charged with this offense.
Reckless Driving Reckless Driving
Assault Assault
Breaking and Entering Breaking and Entering
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Leaving the Scene of an Accident This is not a strict liability crime; there are circumstances which would allow one to leave the scene of an accident. As with all affirmative defenses, the burden is on the defense to establish them
Larceny/Theft It is unnecessary for the property to be in the possession of the actual owner; whoever has the right to possess at the time of the taking is considered the “owner” for purposes of this crime.
Kidnapping Kidnapping
Drug Possession Drug Possession
Burglary The intent to commit a crime must be formed before or at the time of entry into the structure.
Wire fraud The charge of wire fraud is routinely used to add to the severity of penalty for the fraud committed when interstate wire communications are involved.
Robbery In order to constitute robbery the taking has to be by either violence or intimidation.
Carjacking The taking of the vehicle is completed once the defendant has moved the vehicle some distance, however short it may be.
Battery Unless a defendant is threatened with physical harm, or is involved with someone threatened with physical harm, there is no defense to battery.
Perjury The elements of perjury are 1) an oath 2) an intent 3) falsity and 4) materiality.
Sexual assault . Sexual harassment is the hardest to define category of sexual assault.
Rape The main determining factor whether a particular sexual intercourse is considered rape is connected with the question of consent.
Sexual battery Whereas sexual assault includes any verbal, physical or visual sexual act, sexual battery on the other hand involves only physical acts.
Prostitution Possible penalties for prostitution include jail time, fine, probation and registering as a sex offender.
Trespass It is not necessary to show that the trespasser knew that he was trespassing, but an intent to enter the particular land (even if he didn’t know it was private property) is necessary.
Manslaughter Manslaughter in general is an act or omission that results in the death of another.
Obscenity A person is guilty of obscenity when, knowing the content and character of the material, the person disseminates, or possesses the intent to disseminate, any obscene material.
Domestic Violence A domestic violence offender is also usually required to complete a one year counseling program in addition to significant fines and imprisonment when found necessary.
Disorderly Conduct The elements of disorderly conduct vary from state to state. Most states specify the type of misconduct that constitutes the offense.
Criminal Sexual Conduct Any person convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree shall not be eligible for work release or educational programs outside the confines of prison.
Criminal Confinement If the confinement involves a child less than 14 years of age who is not the child of the offender, then it is a Class C felony.
Conspiracy A participant need not know all the participants involved in order to be found guilty of conspiracy.
DUI / DWI DUI / DWI
Intimidation The crime of intimidation requires that someone willfully behave in a way which would cause a reasonable person to be afraid that they may be harmed.
Lewdness Depending on which lewd crime, consent would not be a defense, ie. touching of a child or with two consenting adults if it occurs in public.
Arson Modern legislation has now extended the legal definition of arson to include "the burning or exploding of commercial and public buildings".
Possession of stolen property Knowledge of the status of the property being stolen is required for a conviction.
False Imprisonment It must be intentional in that the defendant meant to restrain someone.
Forgery In order to be convicted of forgery by signature, a defendant must sign someone else’s name knowing that he or she does not have the authority to sign that other name, with the intent to defraud.
Tax Evasion Tax evasion is considered a felony and carries a fine of up to $100,000 ( $500,000 in case of a corporation) and a maximum sentence of five years in prison or both.
Securities Fraud The most common types of securities fraud include churning, insider trading, outsider trading and “pump and dump” scenarios.
Telemarketing Fraud The penalties for telemarketing fraud include imprisonment, fines or both. The length of the sentencing and amount of fines is dependent on the amount defrauded and who the victims are.
Bribery It is important to note that the bribe does not have to be accepted, and a person can be charged with bribery for simply agreeing to accept a bribe.
Embezzlement Embezzlement can become very complicated in contexts of business partnerships.
Insurance Fraud The federal government is increasing its involvement in the prosecution of insurance fraud.
Money Laundering The first element of ‘knowledge’ requires a person to actually know that the money was derived from an illegal source.
Indecent Exposure Another way of attacking the crime would be showing that there was no intent to direct attention to one’s own genitalia because there was a belief no one was around.
Identity Theft A person knowingly assumes the identity of another person when that person is aware that he or she is assuming the identity of that other person.
Pyramid Schemes The penalties for recruiting people in a pyramid scheme are severe and vary from state to state.
Fraud There must be intentional misrepresentation by the defendant, and merely a mistake is not sufficient to prove fraud.
Habitual Traffic Offender Penalties for habitual traffic offenses can be severe and vary according to the offenses, and the state in which the offenses occurred.
Extortion Extortion can be committed by violence, the threat of violence, the threat of revealing information/secrets or by the threat of accusing someone of a crime
Stalking Stalking can even be found in acts which a defendant might not intend to be taken as harmful.
Child Abuse It is not unlawful to ‘spank’ a child so long as it is with a hand and it is not excessive in relation to the circumstances.
Hate Crimes For charging the substantive hate crime as a base crime, a defendant can interfere by force, threat of force or vandalism.
Homicide Homicide is generally defined as the death of a person caused by another.
First Degree Murder A homicide is also considered first degree murder if it happens during the commission of an inherently dangerous felony. This is known as the felony murder rule.
Second Degree Murder A murder which is provoked by the victim will generally reduce a first degree murder to second degree.
Voluntary manslaughter The most common type of voluntary manslaughter includes the intentional killing of another in the heat of passion caused by adequate provocation.
Involuntary manslaughter Involuntary manslaughter
Justifiable Homicide Justifiable Homicide


Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License Reckless Driving Assault
Breaking and Entering Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Larceny/Theft Kidnapping Drug Possession
Burglary Wire fraud Robbery
Carjacking Battery Perjury
Sexual assault Rape Sexual battery
Prostitution Trespass Manslaughter
Obscenity Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct
Criminal Sexual Conduct Criminal Confinement Conspiracy
DUI / DWI Intimidation Lewdness
Arson Possession of stolen property False Imprisonment
Forgery Tax Evasion Securities Fraud
Telemarketing Fraud Bribery Embezzlement
Insurance Fraud Money Laundering Indecent Exposure
Identity Theft Pyramid Schemes Fraud
Habitual Traffic Offender Extortion Stalking
Child Abuse Hate Crimes Homicide
First Degree Murder Second Degree Murder Voluntary manslaughter
Involuntary manslaughter Justifiable Homicide
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