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Can you be convicted based on the tesimony of the victim alone?

I am reading a book called "Gender Stereotyping - Transnational Legal Perspectives", which says that: The second case, R. v. Ewanchuk36 (“the Ewanchuk case”), concerned the role of sexual ...
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Where Can I Find Weapon Definitions as Refereed To In NY Penal Code?

In NY penal code section 265.01 it states: A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when: (1) He or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, ...
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What is the purpose of increased penalties?

What is the purpose of increased penalties under various specific circumstances? i.e. some cities/states have higher penalties for traffic violations that occur while texting on a cellphone, or ...
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Does an attorney in Germany have to prosecute own relatives

In German penal law, does an attorney (Staatsanwalt) have to prosecute own relatives (parents children, siblings, etc.)? If no, by what law (I could not find any that would provide them with that ...
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Threat of fines in excess of allowable law, PA State Constitution, and US Constitution

Background: I own a historic building in a small town in Pennsylvania. My property as well as the house behind it and others were cited as significant historical properties as examples that allowed ...