Halloween is supposed to be scary, and pranks are the norm. However, you need to know where to draw the line before you end up in a pair of handcuffs.
When it comes to undocumented immigrants accused of crimes, prosecutors are facing a complicated dilemma. For example, imagine that an undocumented immigrant is accused of drunk driving. This is a serious crime that comes with serious consequences for those who are convicted; however, for an undocumented immigrant the consequences of conviction are even more severe than for an average person.
Taking things that aren't yours is a surefire way to land yourself as the defendant in a criminal case. Even if you think that what you are taking is miniscule, the penalties might reflect otherwise. The same is true if you think that what you are taking isn't really going to affect the party you took it from.
A Suffield Police Department spokesperson announced on Monday, July 17, 2017, that they had identified three suspects believed to have been responsible for shoplifting from the city's CVS Pharmacy. They're alleged to have stolen from the store multiple times between March and May.
The crime of vandalism can take many forms. Some types of vandalism are carried out with more innocent intentions than others. Many people consider graffiti, for an example, a means of artistic expression. Egging someone's home or vehicle may seem like a juvenile prank.
It is possible to face charges for a crime even if you didn't specifically commit it and weren't even present when it was committed. These charges usually involve aiding and abetting or being an accessory after the fact.
Arson is a crime defined as involving an individual purposefully setting fire to a property. While many think of the crime of arson as one that involves damage to a building, an individual can be charged with the crime for having maliciously set fire in the forest or to a boat. Arson is almost always prosecuted as a felony offense given its potential for causing serious bodily harm or death of its victims.
When people think "forgery," it probably conjures up images of some fellow wearing a jeweler's eyepiece in the back room of a shady business, cranking out documents for people who need new identities.
Connecticut has a multitude of laws regarding theft. Some deal with activities that many people may not consider "theft" in the traditional sense of taking an item that doesn't belong to you. For example, "theft of services" is a crime.
If you've been accused of shoplifting, the odds are good that it's for one of the following items. These are the five most frequently stolen products in the United States: