Crimes of Violence

Crimes of Violence

Crimes of Violence

The term ‘crime of violence’ is defined as an offense that is a felony and has as one of its essential elements the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or an offense that by its very nature involves a substantial risk that such physical force may be used in the course of committing the offense.

Offenses such as burglary in violation of a State law and the Assimilative Crimes Act would be included in the latter category much like an offense would involve the substantial risk of physical force against another person or against the property.

A threatened or attempted simple assault or battery on another person. The term ‘crime of violence’ is defined as an offense that is a felony and has as one of its essential elements the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or an offense that by its very nature involves a substantial risk that such physical force may be used in the course of committing the offense.

Offenses such as burglary in violation of a State law and the Assimilative Crimes Act would be included in the latter category much like an offense would involve the substantial risk of physical force against another person or against the property.

A threatened or attempted simple assault or battery on another person. The term ‘crime of violence’ is defined as an offense that is a felony and has as one of its essential elements the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or an offense that by its very nature involves a substantial risk that such physical force may be used in the course of committing the offense.

Offenses such as burglary in violation of a State law and the Assimilative Crimes Act would be included in the latter category much like an offense would involve the substantial risk of physical force against another person or against the property.

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