CRIMINAL LAW

You all know what criminal law is. What you may not know is how much criminal statutes vary from state to state, or how much jurisdictions differ in how they categorize different degrees of criminality. Heck, just figuring out if your brother-in-law is guilty of second-degree murder or just manslaughter can send someone running for the hills (and not just because their relative killed someone). Hopefully these strips can shed some light on these topics. Kids, don't try this stuff at home, or anywhere!

Parties to a Crime

 

"Don't Accessorize"

"Conspiracy Theory"

Criminal Intent

 

"An Intoxicating Idea"

"Crimes of the Mind"

"The Sleeping Criminal"

"Transferred Intent"

Homicide

 

"A Guide to Murder and Manslaughter"

Assault

 

"Assault & Battery"

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Property Crimes

 

"Breaking and Entering"

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"Burn Baby Burn"

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"The ABCs of Larceny"

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Other Crimes

 

"Disturbing the Peace"

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Defenses to Crimes

 

"The Necessity Defense"

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Criminal Procedure

"What Warrants an Arrest"

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"Probable Cause"

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Disclaimer: The Jack Letter Law is intended to be read for educational and entertainment purposes only. None of the comics or the site's content are intended to convey or give legal advice of any kind. Laws and regulations vary widely from state to state and are often subject to change.  Please consult an attorney for any specific legal issues you may have.