Crimes and misdemeanors – Part 2

  1. 1. there are essentially two types: a) being rude, disrespectful to the judge or other attorneys or causing a disturbance in the courtroom, particularly after being warned by the judge; b) willful failure to obey an order of the court
  2. 5. unequal treatment of persons, for a reason which has nothing to do with legal rights or ability
  3. 7. the crime of stealing the funds or property of an employer, company or government or misappropriating money or assets held in trust
  4. 8. where two persons (or business entities through their officers or other employees) enter into a deceitful agreement, usually secret, to defraud and/or gain an unfair advantage over a third party, competitors, consumers or those with whom they are negotiating
  5. 9. the crime of breaking and entering into a structure for the purpose of committing a crime (no great force is needed (pushing open a door or slipping through an open window is sufficient) if the entry is unauthorized)
  6. 10. 1) a crime sufficiently serious to be punishable by death or a term in state or federal prison, as distinguished from a misdemeanor which is only punishable by confinement to county or local jail and/or a fine. 2) a crime carrying a minimum term of one year or more in state prison, since a year or less can be served in county jail
  1. 2. obtaining money or property by threat to a victim's property or loved ones, intimidation, or false claim of a right (such as pretending to be an IRS agent)
  2. 3. when people work together by agreement to commit an illegal act
  3. 4. the crime of spying on the federal government and/or transferring state secrets on behalf of a foreign country
  4. 6. driving operation of an automobile in a dangerous manner under the circumstances, including speeding (or going too fast for the conditions, even though within the posted speed limit), driving after drinking (but not drunk), having too many passengers in the car, cutting in and out of traffic, failing to yield to other vehicles and other negligent acts