This article is intended to provide information about child pornography, the criminal charges that can be brought, and details of the different punishments and potential defenses. It has also been designed to give an overview for readers who are interested in the subject. It is not intended as a substitute for qualified legal counsel. [...]
Home invasion stems from the crime of trespass or burglary but is generally a more serious crime. Many states do not have specific “home invasion laws” and instead cover home invasions in their burglary statutes. However, the criteria are generally the same across the board. A person can be convicted for home invasion if he [...]
The crime of drugs trafficking is considered the most serious of all drug offenses. The punishment for drug trafficking depends on the type and quantity of the controlled substance being trafficked and the circumstances under which the drug is transported. The penalties for drugs trafficking are enhanced if the drugs are sold to or distributed [...]
Criminal solicitation commonly involves crimes such as prostitution although it is used in regard to other criminal activity such as drug dealing, bribery and even murder. The crime of solicitation is completed if one person intentionally entices, advises, incites or encourages another to commit a crime, in this case for payment for sexual services. The [...]
Depending on the circumstances surrounding a killing, a person convicted of murder may be sentenced to many years in prison, a prison sentence with no possibility of parole, or death. Second-degree murder usually is punished with more than twenty years in prison, while first-degree murder is punished with a life term in prison without the possibility of parole; and in states where the death penalty is practiced, first-degree murder is punishable by death.