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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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

2016 was a busy year for cyber criminals and nobody expects things to slow down in the near future. What were some of this year’s most common crimes? 1. Many of the cyber crimes committed in 2016 involved ransomware. Often, ransomware was used by less experienced cyber criminals to restrict access to data and demand […]

The election has made Wikileaks a popular topic in the news lately, but exactly what Wikileaks is and how its actions can possibly be legal has many confused. Many people think Wikileaks is a group of hackers or an organization that hacks emails, but it is actually more complicated than that. Furthermore, if the average […]

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 […]

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, […]

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