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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. Judges exemp...
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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 dropping...
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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 when s...
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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 circles, b...
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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, an uns...
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