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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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  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
    Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

    Assault is an offense that is almost always charged in state court. However, there are exceptions to this rule, in which case a person faces federal penalties for a conviction. If you have been ...

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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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