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COVID-19 and the Legal System

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COVID-19 and the Legal System There is no denying that COVID-19 has affected everyone in the country in one way or another. Those involved in the criminal justice system are no exception. Federal, state, and local governments have all made changes that affect legal systems, which could result in an effect on you if you currently have a stake in the system. Changes vary from place to place with some...
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What is Colorado’s Good Samaritan Law?

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Good Samaritan Laws Colorado’s Good Samaritan Law exists, in part, due to the epidemic of opioid and painkiller use in the state. Every year thousands of people die from drug overdoses and in many cases, those deaths could have been prevented had someone taken immediate action to seek medical attention. Most overdoses occur with at least one other person present, which means that there is someone there who could contact...
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Is Sharing Your Passwords a Crime

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Is Sharing Your Passwords a Crime? Have you ever shared a password with a friend or relative? You aren’t alone. With the increase in streaming video and other online sources of entertainment that require a membership, people across the country are sharing their account information so friends and loved ones can access paid content. Only one person is paying to utilize the service but many people benefit. Netflix, Amazon Video,...
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Five Keys to Managing an OWI Arrest

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OWI Arrests The court views punishment as a way to deter repeat offenders and protect the public from the harm caused by drunk drivers, so the penalties for those arrested on OWI charges tend to be severe. If you are arrested for driving under the influence, you could be faced with steep monetary fines, suspension or revocation of your driving privileges, community service requirements, and jail time. What you do...
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Can You Avoid Detention If You’re Accused of a Federal Child Pornography Crime?

Detention for Child Pornography Crimes Law enforcement takes crimes related to child pornography very seriously and if you’re suspected of activities involving inappropriate materials that involve underage participates, you can expect to face severe punishment. In many cases, those accused of crimes this serious at the federal level are not given the option of bond. Anyone charged with an offense involving a minor is presumed to be detained, which means...
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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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