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Could Hiring a Computer Repair Service Lead to Child Pornography Charges against You? Maybe.

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Hiring a computer repair service can lead to criminal charges. Looking at questionable material can lead you into a number of scary scenarios. And in many cases, people intentionally search for content they know they shouldn’t be viewing but the temptation is too great, even though doing so can get them in trouble. What makes some people bold enough to hunt for illegal material online is the fact they are...
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New Law Punishes Websites for Human Trafficking Crimes

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Punishment for Human Trafficking Crimes The problem with modern human trafficking in the United States and around the globe has reached an epidemic level and in response, lawmakers continue to update and enact new laws to combat the issue. Recently, President Trump signed the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) into law. The law targets online sex traffickers and makes it possible for prosecutors and...
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Over 50 and Accused of Illicit Drug Use? Here’s What to Do

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Older adults can be arrested for illegal drugs too Society often associates the use of illicit drugs with teens and young adults, but the truth is the practice is on the rise among older adults. According to information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national survey, drug use among teens has dropped almost 10 percent, but has more than doubled since 2002 among those aged 50 to...
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When is an Internet Search a Crime?

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Internet search can be a crime It should come as no surprise that people search for all sorts of things online. The idea of having one’s search history revealed publicly can send chills down the average person’s spine, even if most of their searches are relatively benign. Despite the awkward nature of most people’s search histories, the majority of searches are perfectly legal. People are searching for information and even...
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Five Reasons You Need a Defense Attorney If You’re Accused of a Computer Crime

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What is Computer Crime As the world continues to become increasingly more computerized and digital, people find themselves in situations they don’t fully understand – especially from a legal standpoint. Lawmakers are aggressive about keeping up with technology and sometimes, computer crime laws end up affecting people who have done nothing more than make a mistake. Making matters worse, a conviction of computer crime can result in significant fines and...
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What’s the Difference between Solicitation and Human Trafficking and Why Is It Important If You’re Arrested?

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Any arrest, especially when it’s linked to a sex crime, can be scary and intimidating. This is especially true if your arrest involves solicitation. But what happens if the law is interpreted in such a way that you’re not only charged with solicitation, you’re also charged with human trafficking? Why is there a distinction and what is the main difference between human sex trafficking and solicitation? Defining Solicitation Solicitation occurs...
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What You Need to Know about Sobriety Checkpoints

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Sobriety checkpoints are one tool law enforcement use to keep the country’s roadways safe. They are also a way officers get around search and seizure restrictions. If everyone is being pulled over and checked for signs of drunk or drugged driving, they need no probable cause and don’t need to worry about evidence being thrown out for being illegally obtained. Sobriety checkpoints are set up in high traffic areas and...
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Difference between Possession and Trafficking

It’s possible for two different people to be arrested because police found them with the same drug but for each to face a very different fate. Much of this has to do with the amount of drug the person had and the perceived intention of the person for that drug. Explain more simply: The law imposes weaker punishments on people who only have a small amount of a drug because...
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What is a Wobbler?

A “wobbler” might sound like a name for an unsteady toddler or over-intoxicated adult, but it’s actually a term used in the legal industry to describe certain types of crimes. When a crime could be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the specific circumstances surrounding the crime in question, it’s known as a wobbler. To understand what a wobbler is, let’s first look at the difference between...
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Is “Sexting” a Crime?

There are two types of people in the world: those who “sext” and those who don’t. If you’re a part of the latter group, you don’t need to worry. But if you’re in the former, there could be cause for concern, depending on the content and recipient of your messages. For those who don’t know, a “sext” is a text message containing sexually suggestive or graphic material. In many cases,...
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Potential Criminal Defenses

Anyone charged with a crime must appear in court and plead his or her case. In some instances, this means admitting you committed the crime and allowing the judge to give you your sentence. In other cases, you’ll actually be trying to convince the judge and/or jury that you did not commit the crime for which you’ve been accused. There are several ways to do this. Your criminal defense is...
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Can Criminal Charges Interfere with Custody of Your Children?

The goal of the family court system is to make decisions that are in the best interest of the family’s most vulnerable members – the children. The court considers all aspects of family life and does its best to determine what is going to be healthiest for any children involved. Obviously, these issues can be subjective, but in most cases, a parent who is able to provide a stable, loving...
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Can I Be Forced to Share My Security Passwords?

Keeping your passwords – the words and phrases you use to protect electronic financial and other personal information – secure is one of the most important things you can do in this day and age. Neglecting to lock down information with strong passwords can result in long-term security risks. But what happens if you’re accused of a crime or you have information law enforcement wants access to and they ask...
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How Should I Respond If Police Ask to Search My Vehicle?

If you’ve ever been pulled over by law enforcement and during the traffic stop police asked to search your vehicle, you are not alone. Every day, traffic stops develop into vehicle searches. Law enforcement has the right to escalate a traffic stop to a search if there is evidence you have something illegal in your vehicle. However, just as police are not allowed to bust into your home for any...
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I’ve Been Accused of Sexual Misconduct! What Now?

Anyone can accuse you of doing anything at any time . Many times sexual misconduct allegations come out of nowhere. People exaggerate your actions or they accuse you of something out of revenge. No matter the reason your accuser has taken action, you need to protect yourself. Any allegations of sexual misconduct should be taken seriously, even if you know you did nothing wrong. Law enforcement and the legal system...
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What You Need to Know about the Exclusionary Rule and How It Affects Evidence in the Case Against You

Perhaps you’ve seen the exclusionary rule “in action” on your favorite television police drama. It occurs when the defense asks a judge to exclude a piece of evidence, usually because it was illegally obtained. The exciting moment of the episode comes when the defendant is proven guilty even without the tainted evidence. In real life, the exclusionary rule works much the same, but there is rarely the same drama involved....
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What’s a Plea Bargain?

Plea bargaining is a way to resolve a case and avoid going to trial. Plea bargains usually occur when a defendant is confident he or she will be found guilty in a trial. Plea bargaining makes it possible to avoid the harshest penalties by pleading guilty to one or more charges that are usually less the one he or she would face in a trial. This can result in the...
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Should You Allow Law Enforcement to Enter Your Home?

What would you do if law enforcement knocked on your door and asked to have a look around? Would you even bother opening the door if you looked out the window and saw police officers outside? There are plenty of reasons why you might want to open the door, but have you considered all the reasons why you shouldn’t? There is no law that requires you to open the door...
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Can Bad Driving Result in Drug Charges?

If you are stopped by law enforcement while driving based on a minor infraction, only to find yourself ticketed or in deeper trouble for another crime, you wouldn’t be alone. There are even instances in which police cannot issue a ticket for something illegal unless they pull you over for another valid reason. For instance, depending on where you live, law enforcement might not be able to pull you over...
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What You Should Know about Online Entrapment

Ask the average person on the street about entrapment and he or she will likely reply it is illegal and something law enforcement is not able to do, even to a known criminal. Unfortunately, the question of what is and is not entrapment is rarely considered until a person becomes the target of the practice. One of the most common instances in which the question of entrapment arises is in...
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David Lindsey, Attorney at Law

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