Assault Laws & Legal Blogs by Criminal Lawyers – UK, US, Global

Two Men Arrested in Manhattan Gay Hate Crime

June 5, 2013

This article is brought to you by NY defense attorney Arkady Bukh. Two men were arrested in Manhattan on Friday May 10, 2013 in connection with the early morning beating of two gay men when they were denied entry to an after-hours billiard club. According to a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York […]

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Does Size Really Matter in Self Defense?

March 17, 2013

Slight change from our usual criminal legal blogs: here is a guest post discussing defending yourself from physical assault. If you’re a smaller person, especially if you’re a woman, nothing can be more intimidating than the idea of a tall, burly attacker coming at you. The potential to face a criminal who is capable of […]

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Researchers Find That Excessive TV Watching May be Correlated to Criminal Behavior

March 7, 2013

For years, scientists and psychologists have thought there to be a link between excessive television watching and criminal behavior, but there has yet to be a “real-life” study to prove their hypotheses, until now. Researchers have found that watching too much TV as a child may have long-term consequences that could last a lifetime. The […]

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Hate Crimes in NY

February 28, 2013

Arkady Bukh, The Bukh Law Firm, P.C. Recently there have been a few headlines relating to crimes of beating and stabbing in NY which have been charged as “hate” crimes. Both crimes happened in the Queens area, and at first, as they were so near in date to one another it appeared to be the […]

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When Assault Requires Legal Action

January 26, 2013

Staying safe and protecting ourselves is more of an instinct than a specific goal we must reach each day. Being assaulted physically by someone can be a very scary and traumatic event. Not only does it invade on your personal space and well-being, it can also cause physical pain. It is unfortunate and wrong if […]

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Colorado Shooter James Holmes Trial Faces Difficult Choices

January 14, 2013

The heinous nature of the July 20th 2012 Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting during the midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight has generated considerable national public interest. It has brought to the forefront the ongoing dilemma regarding conflict between the freedom of the press and the rights of the accused. Rights afforded to […]

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Policy Leads To Crime Prevention

January 4, 2013

The prevention of crime is something that most American citizen want. How to reduce the wave of crime that has steadily emerged has divided Americans from all walks of life. Some say that gun control laws are not strict enough resulting in more fire arms on the streets and more violent crimes that could be […]

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Arizona Vehicular Aggravated Assault

December 12, 2012

This article is brought to you by criminal lawyer Jeremy Geigle of JacksonWhite Law. When a vehicular accident causes serious bodily injury, the driver said to have caused the injury may be charged with vehicular aggravated assault. Vehicular aggravated assault can be committed in two different ways: 1. Intentionally, knowingly of reckless serious physical injury […]

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The Perils of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer

November 29, 2012

(US criminal law) When a police officer arrives at your door, chances are that you are already having a bad day.  Sometimes, tempers can flare, making an already upsetting situation even worse.  However, any attack against a police officer can have serious and long lasting consequences.  While assault is always a serious crime, aggravated assault […]

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Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Death Penalty

October 28, 2012

In what is likely to be a short-term abatement of executions in the state, the Arkansas Supreme Court has declared the current statute under which executions are conducted to be unconstitutional. In a 5-2 decision, the court declared that Arkansas’s 2009 death penalty law is unconstitutional, as it ceded authority and discretion in executions to […]

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