The key element in all theft and property crimes is
intent to permently deprive owner
As a general rule, the grading of theft offenses depend on what two factors?
value of property and type of property
Retail theft involves theft of
false documents passed off as genuine articles
What is the difference between theft of an automobile and unauthorized use of an automobile?
level of intent, permently depriving, w/o consent or permission
Crimes against publice order and safety such as disorderly conduct seek to achieve what societal goal?
to build society along certain generally accepted norms
In general, the penalties for a DAI offense depends on what two factors?
BAC and Prior Convictions
If a defendant is convicted of homicide by a vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, what is the mandatory minimum term of imprisionment he or she will be sentenced to?
3 yrs per victim, and must be consecutive
The process by which both state and federal authorites can seize property or assets they believe were aquired with proceeds from illegal drug activity
Includes heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and ecstasy, to name a few
The categories of controlled substances used in PA's Controlled Substance, Drug Device and Cosmetics Act
This crime includes controlled substance used for personal use
This crime includes controlled substances used for sale, trafficking, or distribution.
Possesion with intent to deliver
Often used in criminal cases to establish a defendents intent to deliver a drug
Refers to a violaton of a court order that occurs in the presence of the court
Refers to a vaiolation of a court order that occurs outside the presence of court
Referes to one's blood alcohol level
Crimes invloving computers as targets, tools, and incidental factor.
What is an inchoate crime?
What are the 3 major inchoate crimes?
Contempt, Conspiracy, Solicitation
In Pennslyvania, can you be convicted of both conspiracy to robbery and robbery for the same incident
The essence of a conspiracy is
Which inchoate crime requires an OVERT ACT?
Which inchoate crime requires a SUBSTANTIAL STEP?
Which inchoate crime focuses on the words of the defendant?
Include defenses such as freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly
Includes double jeopardy defense
In PA, this defense may reduce first-degree murder to third-degree murder
The insanity rule in PA is called
A defense that is designed to protect the innocent and restrain overzealous law enforcement
A defense where the defendent claims he or she was somewhere other than the scene of the crime
A federal law enacted to help fight those cases not always fitting the traditional profile of organized crime by , amoung other ways, imposing harsh penalties for hte prohibited acts of an "enterprise"