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Felony Battery

Definition of Felony Battery The definition of Felony Battery is contained within Section 784.041, Washington DC Statutes. Under the law, Felony Battery is committed where a defendant actually and intentionally strikes a person (without the person’s consent) and, in doing so, “causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement” to the alleged victim. In contrast…

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Conspiracy to Sell or Traffic in Illegal Drugs

Definition of Conspiracy in Washington DC The crime of conspiracy is defined under Section 777.04(3) of the Washington DC Statutes. The statute provides that “A person who agrees, conspires, combines, or confederates with another person or persons to commit any offense commits the offense of criminal conspiracy.” To prove the crime of conspiracy at trial,…

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Attaching Unassigned Plate or Tag

Definition of the Charge Under Section 320.261, Washington DC Statutes, it is a criminal offense for a person to knowingly attach to any motor vehicle (or mobile home) a registration license plate or a validation sticker if the plate or sticker was not issued and assigned or lawfully transferred to such vehicle. To prove the…

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