Murder is the taking of another person’s life, so naturally, attempted murder is the attempt to take someone’s life. So would it be murder if someone attempts to take the life of someone who it turns out has already died? It’s an interesting legal question that has appeared not only in […]
Attempted murder charges are very serious, but you can defend yourself as long as there is not enough proof that you were actually attempting to kill the victim.
When coaches make student athletes exercise in dangerously hot conditions, they’re using bad judgement. If a student dies as a result, they could even face criminal charges.
It seems like something out of a bad detective story, but as more and more people have begun taking prescription drugs with sleepwalking as a side effect, the number of crimes committed by sleepwalkers have dramatically increased over the last few decades and most commonly include offenses such as murder, sex crimes (a specific condition […]
One of the most controversial issues concerning the police over the last decade has been when police should resort to the use of deadly force. Police and advocates for officer’s safety argue that they should be able to use deadly force when they feel there is a serious danger to themselves or the safety of […]
True crime has always had its share of fans, ranging from those with a morbid obsession with murder cases to amateur sleuths. The new CrimeDoor app furthers those interests by allowing users to get a 3D, augmented reality view of real crime scenes -supposedly designed to look just like they did when the police first […]
In most people’s minds, the distinction between manslaughter and murder charges is whether or not the killing was intentional or not. But in the legal system, things aren’t so simple as that. In fact, while involuntary manslaughter is usually a result of an accidental death that was caused by recklessness or criminally negligent behavior, voluntary […]
In any given day in San Diego and cities across the US, it’s likely that two people will end up in a verbal disagreement that will end up in a fist fight. But if both parties agree to participate in mutual combat, is it actually against the law? Technically yes, but if you and the […]
Have you ever wondered why some people get the death penalty for murder while others do not? The answer comes down to the specifics of the crime. That’s because in California, while capital punishment is still fully legal, it is only applicable in a handful of murder cases involving specific special circumstances detailed in California […]
Everyone knows it’s illegal to hide the body of a murder victim, whether the person hiding the corpse is the murderer or someone aiding and abetting the murderer. But it’s also illegal to hide a body even if the victim died as a result of an accident. If you have been accused of concealing an […]