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24 Oct What is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?

  You have probably heard these two crimes mentioned together: “assault and battery.” However, they are separate crimes. Assault and battery often occur together, which causes confusion—so what is the difference between assault and battery?   What is Assault?  In Arizona, assault charges are usually categorized as misdemeanors. They...

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27 Aug What is the Model Penal Code?

  What is the model penal code? Established in 1962, the model penal code (MPC) is a set of guidelines for states to follow when deciding how to correct criminal behavior. It helps by creating a baseline in criminal law.  The model penal code covers penalties for...

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