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  • Federal Domestic Violence
    Federal Domestic Violence

    In 1994, Congress enacted the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which enables federal prosecutors to file charges against those who are accused of committing a violent act against an intimate ...

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  • What Constitutes Assault on a Federal Officer?
    What Constitutes Assault on a Federal Officer?

    Getting into an altercation with a federal officer or employee can have serious consequences, including charges of assault. These types of cases are tried in federal court, and so tend to be ...

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  • Federal Assault Charges
    Federal Assault Charges

    While some people may be aware that they can be tried in state court for assault, few know that assault can also qualify as a federal offense. The penalties for a federal criminal offense tend to be ...

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  • New Law Amends Minimum Mandatory Sentencing Law in Florida
    New Law Amends Minimum Mandatory Sentencing Law in Florida

    In July, a new law went into effect that made a significant change to mandatory minimum sentences for aggravated assault. The new law could have important repercussions for those convicted of assault ...

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  • Florida Girl's
    Florida Girl's "Game" Lands Her a Battery Charge

    A Florida girl who claims she was only playing a game has been charged with misdemeanor battery after the parent of a child involved in the game decided to press charges. The girl and her friends were ...

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  • The
    The "CSI Effect"

    Watch enough trials or serve on enough juries and chances are you will hear attorneys talk about or lament over the “CSI Effect.” This is especially likely to occur in a criminal trial in which the ...

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