Why Do Bad Things Happen at Night?
I love to read and a number of recent books have all pointed to a psychological study from Case Western University on Willpower. Two sets of people are exposed to delicious chocolates and freshly baked cookies. They have to resist the cookies and chocolate. One group is given radishes as a snack (instead of the treats). They are to be compared for their ability to solve puzzles following this crappy snack.
The group given radishes to eat before doing some puzzles had less drive (and interest) to do the puzzles. Their willpower was depleted by avoiding the sweets.
The other group who ate the chocolates and the cookies (delicious) had all the time, concentration, and focus in the world.
The lesson: we are like batteries, with limited amounts of willpower. These will drain and be used up over the course of the day. Imagine now it is late at night, long day of studying, working, and doing things you abhor, temptation rears it's ugly head and viola you get in a fight, drive drunk, or do something you may regret in the morning. Decision making is best left for when we are fresh and rested. Bigger decisions should be slept on. The car dealer that keeps you at the dealership for hours on end has a strategy, wear you down, make you tired, and then victory (persuasion) is far easier.
It's ALL a Matter of Degrees
Physical criminal behavior is merely the step up from the push, shove, or confrontation. It is the taking of a situation to the next level. Moving from one level to the next means you have either upped the damage to that person (physical injury), or injured or obstructed a special person, or you have used a weapon. Sometimes the amount of damages can be argued (defended against), sometimes whether you actually possessed the intent (mental state of deliberateness), and sometimes the facts just don't fit the crime.
The 3 major levels of physical confrontation:
ONE (push, shove, kick)
TWO (cause Physical Injury that lasts with substantial pain)
THREE (causes Serious Injury with a weapon, to a special person, elderly, or just serious injury)
This was shortened purposely because it is way too long and wordy! Many other special people are mentioned, including the elderly.
Consult with a local attorney to discuss any charges you are facing.
Lawrence (Larry) Newman
Doctor of Chiropractic
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Covering cases within the Finger Lakes region of New York State.
I am a DWI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury Attorney in Ithaca, NY. I know the law; I also know the science. Because of past medical training, with degrees in Human Biology and Chiropractic, my wealth of knowledge about human physiology and the science surrounding DWI and personal injury is your asset. My practice focuses on the defense of DWI and representing those hurt in car and truck accidents. I offer a FREE initial consultation to review the complaint against you, explain your rights and options, and how I can best protect, defend, and represent you. When we talk, I'll also explain my fees and payment policies. I am available at 607-229-5184, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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