An assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact upon a person or, in some specific legal definitions, a threat or attempt to commit such an action.
Forfeiture laws allow the government to keep the seized cash and property, destroy the property, or sell it and keep the proceeds to fund a number of activities.
Most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse. Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and amphetamines are examples of drugs classified to have abuse potential.
n the United States, a federal crime or federal offense is an act that is made illegal by U.S. federal legislation. They can be criminal (kidnapping across state lines, bank robbery, etc.) or white collar crimes (such as corruption, fraud, etc).
Gun-related violence is violence committed with the use of a gun (firearm or small arm). Gun-related violence may or may not be considered criminal. Criminal violence includes homicide (except when and where ruled justifiable), assault with a deadly weapon, and suicide, or attempted suicide, depending on jurisdiction. Non-criminal violence includes accidental or unintentional injury and death (except perhaps in cases of criminal negligence).
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution bars unlawful searches and seizures. An illegal or unreasonable search and seizure performed by a law enforcement officer is conducted without a search warrant or without probable cause to believe that evidence of a crime is present. This can be a search of your home, your vehicle or your own personal clothing and body.
A misdemeanor is considered a crime of low seriousness, and a felony one of high seriousness. A principle of the rationale for the degree of punishment meted out is that the punishment should fit the crime. In the United States, the federal government generally considers a crime punishable with incarceration for one year or less to be a misdemeanor. All other crimes are considered felonies. Many states also employ the same or a similar distinction.
Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. The person's state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter. In Texas there are four classes of murder: Murder, Capital Murder, Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide.
Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else's act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses. Personal injury can occur while driving an automobile, at your job due to unsafe hazards, at a concert event or large gathering or even with unsafe products with incorrect labeling.
A person commits theft under Texas law if the person "unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property." In plain English, this means you commit theft when you take something that doesn't belong to you, without consent or any other legal justification for doing so, and at the time of the offense, you have no intention of giving the property back to its rightful owner.
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