Changing the entire lock of main house door may constitute private violence? Changing the lock of the entrance door with the intention of preventing spouse’s access may constitute an act of private violence. In fact, art. 610 Criminal Code states that “whoever, with violence or threat, force others to do, tolerate or omit something”. Then, […]
Defamation under Italian Law Italian Criminal Code regulates the crime of defamation as an act that brings offence to reputation or the honour of the offended individual. Nowadays, defamation is acquiring wider importance due to social media presence and their capacity to bring a defamatory message to hundreds of thousands of people. Furthermore, in the […]
Divorce: if the spouse does not pay alimony
Art. 570 bis of the Italian Criminal Code takes into consideration the violations of duties regarding family care. In particular, article 570 bis provides that in case of unjustified non-payment of alimony, the non-paying spouse will be sanctioned with a fine between €103,00 and €1032,00 or with the imprisonment for up to 1 year. Article 570-bis constitutes one of […]
Are you a victim of theft in Italy?
If you are a victim of theft and you are a foreign citizen in Italy, you should know what the legal steps are to get the protection you are entitled to. The first step to follow is to file a theft and loss report to the Italian authorities (e.g. Polizia di Stato). This […]
Sexual violence under Italian Law
Sexual violence and rape are considered as criminal offences under Italian Law, they have been classified as “crimes against individual freedom and against the individual”. The Italian Law provides for the imprisonment from 6 to 12 years (Art. 609-bis of the Italian Criminal Code) for the offender. In particular, sexual violence is the conduct of […]