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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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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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What is Doxxing?

Doxxing, which forms from a combination of the words dropping and documents, is used to describe the malicious act of collecting private and personal information and releasing it to the public. The information usually includes private addresses and phone numbers, as well as national identity numbers, such as a person’s social security number, and other sensitive information, like photos and credit reports. The term was originally used within certain internet...
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What is Swatting and Why You Need an Attorney If You’re Accused of It

Swatting is a prank that can result in serious consequences. You “swat” someone when you place a 911 call and report an emergency situation at their home. Past swatting incidents have given reports of active shooters or hostage situations at a particular location. In response to the report, law enforcement officials, usually a SWAT team, descend on the location and carry out tactical measures to deal with the situation. Usually,...
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No-Fly List Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 13 Muslim Americans, asserting that the “no-fly list” violates their constitutional rights to due process because there is no effective way to fight their placement on the list. The plaintiffs, four of whom are U.S. military veterans, were unaware that they were on such a...
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Colorado General Assembly releases 2014 Digest of Bills pertaining to criminal law and procedure

The Colorado General Assembly has released its 2014 Digest of Bills pertaining to criminal law and procedure. A number of laws are effective July 1, 2014, with additional statutes set to take effect in August of this year. There are several notable bills, including S.B. 14-193 , which requires a warrant to obtain evidence from a GPS device or other electronic vehicle location information device. H.B. 14-1378 makes the posting...
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Colorado Makes More Changes to Solitary Confinement Law

Governor John Hickenlooper recently signed a bill into law that prohibits the state Department of Corrections from putting inmates who are diagnosed with mental illness into long-term solitary confinement. Only under very specific circumstances can solitary confinement occur if a patient has been diagnosed with a mental illness. At the time the bill was signed into law it only affected one inmate in the Colorado corrections system. However, it means...
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