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accused of date rape

If you or someone you care about has been accused of date rape, you need to speak to an attorney. Guilty or not, your situation is serious. Even if criminal charges are not filed against you or you are not convicted, being accused of date rape can ruin your life. Innocent people accused of things […]

federal sentencing guidelines

Federal Sentencing Guidelines Anyone convicted of a federal crime is subject to United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines. These guidelines impact the length of your sentence, no matter the location of the court, as long as it’s a federal court. Many people view these guidelines as being excessively harsh, but they’ve also attempted to limit the […]

Expert Witness

Expert Witness Most people have heard the term “expert witness,” but it’s not until you’re in need of one do you truly understand an expert witness is more than just someone with experience in a given field. Just because a person considers him or herself an expert doesn’t mean the court will view it this […]

ketosis defense

Ketosis Defense Embracing a low-carb diet might result in weight loss and feeling healthier, but it could also get you arrested. It might sound crazy but it’s true. A low-carb diet can trick a breathalyzer test into producing false results. Breath tests or breathalyzer tests are administered at the scene of a traffic stop when […]

Contradictory Verdict

Contradictory Verdict The Colorado Supreme Court recently upheld what appeared to be a contradictory verdict.  The court split 6-1 in favor of the defendant Michael W. Struckmeyer’s convictions. Struckmeyer was found guilty of two counts of child abuse after a child under his care suffered a traumatic brain injury. According to at least one medical […]

Cybersecurity

Is Sharing Your Passwords a Crime

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 […]

alcohol keys and cuffs

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 […]

Constitution with USA Flag

5th Amendment Constitutional Rights Most people have heard the term “pleading the fifth.” It is used in television and movies on a regular basis, so most people have some idea what it means. But in reality, what it means to use the Fifth Amendment for protection can be complex and something you need to discuss […]

computer repair

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 […]

handcuffs and gavel

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) […]

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