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Computer Crime Trends

Like many things, crime and computer crime tends to occur in trends. Computer crimes trends change at lightning speed and sometimes it’s tough to keep up. What trends are popular right now in computer crimes and what can we expect to see in the coming year? Attacks on a Specific Target Attacks have increasingly become more targeted in recent years. This means hackers choose a selected target, as opposed to...
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Top Three Reasons You Need an Attorney before Talking to Law Enforcement

If you have been arrested and you are being questioned by law enforcement, they will do whatever is legally permitted to get a confession. Their number one goal is to solve the crime and they want to accomplish this as efficiently as they can, so they can move on to the next case. Unfortunately, there are times when this pressure leads to innocent people being accused of crimes they did...
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What Can You Expect If You are the Subject of a Computer Crimes Investigation?

If you believe you are being investigated for committing a computer crime, there are several things you should know. First and foremost, you need to contact an attorney familiar with defending people accused of computer crimes. Technology is constantly changing and the laws must do so, too. You need the support of an attorney willing to keep up with the changes. People use computers for just about everything these days,...
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Could the Recent Government Data Hack Affect You?

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently revealed criminal hackers stole personal information from more than 20 million people, making it possibly the most significant data hack in history. Experts believe the fallout from the hack could compromise US intelligence and affect individual victims for years to come. Many believe China was responsible for the hack. OPM’s database was mostly unencrypted and monitored by a security team with barely any...
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Three Ways the Current Rash of Domestic Violence Cases Could Affect You

Anyone who has paid even a bit of attention to current events knows there are a number of high-profile domestic violence cases in the news. The most talked about events involve athletes and have triggered a nationwide conversation about domestic violence. From magazine articles to popular television shows, people are calling for an end to violence in the home. This is great news for victims and could end up stopping...
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Top Five Computer Crimes and What to Do If You are Accused of Any of Them

Computer crime is on the rise and as more people do more things online, the incidence of criminal activity is expected to continue. In addition to not falling victim to computer crimes, you also need to ensure what you are doing online is not illegal. Technology is constantly changing and it can be difficult to keep up with what is and is not legal. What are the five most common...
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Three Things to Do If You are Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has been in the news a great deal lately and unfortunately, when a topic like this becomes center of attention, there is often a spike in false accusations. People are victims of domestic violence, but there are also those who are victimized by false allegations. Statistics show that as many as 70% of restraining orders requested are based on trivial or false claims, and estimates show that as...
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What is Cyber stalking?

What is Cyber stalking? Most people think of stalking as something that involves in-person scenarios. An ex-boyfriend or girlfriend might follow you to work or show up at your home uninvited. A stranger struggling with mental health issues could see you in public and become obsessed with you. These are all frightening scenarios that describe stalking, but there is another place in which stalking can occur and be just as...
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Have You Been Falsely Accused of Identity Theft? Here’s What You Need to Know to Avoid Accusations and Defend Yourself if the Unthinkable Does Occur

Identity theft occurs when one person uses another person’s identifying information, most often to gain access to money. For instance, if a person uses your social security number to apply for credit in your name, it is an example of identity theft. Identity theft is illegal and can result in serious legal consequences. Additionally, the victim is faced with cleaning up the mess created by the identity thief – it...
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Three Surprising Effects a Domestic Violence Charge Will Have on Your Life

Domestic violence is viewed by many in society as a private matter. They believe if something happens within a family’s home it is nobody’s business and everyone should turn a blind eye, even if it is something disruptive or unusual. Unfortunately, when it comes to acts of violence in the home, this attitude can result in serious injuries, disturbing abuse, and even death. Opinions about domestic violence are beginning to...
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Social Medial Computer Crimes

It seems everyone is using social media these days. From old school friends reconnecting on Facebook to people expressing their views about politics, sports, and daily life on Twitter to finding your next job on LinkedIn, social media has become a life-changing tool. Despite all the positive things it has brought into our lives, not everyone uses social media for good. In addition to the general negativity of people speaking...
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What is the Difference Between Hacking and Phishing?

Hacking and phishing are likely two terms you are familiar with, but unless you have been a victim or you work in an industry related to computer security you might not understand the difference between the two. Both crimes are typically committed by nefarious individuals intending to defraud someone out of money. However, in some cases, innocent actions can be misconstrued as an attempt to commit a computer crime. This...
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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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Court Ruling Could Impact Federal Sentencing Guidelines

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated a sentence based in part on a previous conviction; the finding is based on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that instructs lower court judges how to define crimes as violent. The ruling has led dozens of federal inmates in Maryland to challenge their sentences. The federal sentencing guidelines mandate a longer sentence for an unlawful re-entry defendant who has previously been...
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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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Have You Been Accused of a Computer Crime?

An accusation of a computer crime might not seem as serious as that of a violent crime or various other charges, but computer crimes are very serious. In most cases, committing a computer crime is a violation of federal law and for some could even violate international law. If you are suspected of a computer crime, you will be exposed to rigorous and intrusive investigation by various law enforcement agencies,...
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What to Do if You are Accused of Stalking an Ex

 It is possible to be accused of stalking by anyone at any time, but when you are in the process of ending a relationship or have recently done so, actions tend to be misunderstood and could be construed as harassment or stalking. Even if your intentions are good, your former significant other might have concerns that get blown out of proportion. Likewise, if things ended on poor terms, your ex...
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New Efforts Underway to Reduce Medicare Abuse

  Doctors who have spent years abusing the Medicare system and overcharging patients could soon get a wake u call. The Obama administration has made changes that will likely put an end to years of abuse and reveal how much money individual doctors treating Medicare patients receive. Dealing with Medicare Abuses Unfortunately, even after doctors are offered extensive education for using the Medicare system ethically, some continue to take advantage...
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Why You Should Never Talk to Law Enforcement Officials without Consulting an Attorney

  Anyone who has seen a television drama based on law enforcement and judicial proceedings knows how intense things can get “in the interrogation room.” In many ways, these situations are not an exaggeration. Law enforcement officials will take whatever legal means necessary to extract a confession from a suspect. Their job is to solve a crime and to do it as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, this has resulted in...
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