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What Is the Punishment for Cyber Crime?

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According to the FBI Internet Crime Report, the country loses more than $3.5 billion every year in internet crimes. The bureau’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) receives an average of 1,300 reports a day from individuals and businesses that have fallen victim to cyber crime. Criminals are getting smarter by the day and are employing a host of highly sophisticated …

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Telehealth Laws by State 2020

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What is telehealth? Imagine if your physician made a house call but didn’t physically have to be inside your home to treat you. That’s precisely what it is. You can think of it as a virtual consultation. A Zoom-call, if you will, with your doctor. Contrary to what you might think, the concept of virtual doctor consultation isn’t new. It’s …

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How to Legally Change Your Name

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You may want to change your name for any number of reasons. It may be because you’re newly-wed, or perhaps newly divorced. Maybe you don’t like your birth name and want something that’s a true reflection of who you are, to help people take you a little more seriously. Maybe you’re going through a gender transition and want to adopt …

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What Is Administrative Law?

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You’re probably already familiar with how the US judicial court system works. What you may not be aware of are the number of binding legal decisions and laws that come from both federal and state administrative agencies. Federal agencies are created by an act of Congress or by the President himself. The ones created by Congress are referred to as …

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Can You Reverse a Wire Transfer?

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Anytime you’re making a large purchase, it is generally considered good practice to double or even triple check the details of the recipient of the funds in question. But, sometimes, despite your best efforts, you realize afterward that you entered the wrong account number. Now, what? In other instances, you may wire money to a bank account only to later …

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Cryptocurrency and the Law: Emerging Lawsuits

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When Satoshi Nakamoto first envisioned a digital currency that would use a decentralized network of computers to keep track of transactions, no one could have ever imagined that his idea would evolve into what it is today. This was the seed that would later germinate into the cryptocurrency market as we know it. Bitcoin is perhaps the most familiar of …

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What Is New York’s “Green Light Law”

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On June 17, 2019, the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act was signed into law. The Green Light Law, as it is commonly referred to, meant that all residents of New York aged 16 and over, could now apply for a standard, non-commercial, not-for-federal-purposes driver’s license or learner’s permit – regardless of their immigration status or citizenship. New York effectively …

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Is Martial Law Legal in the US?

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Flashback to December 1941 when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor – a US naval base that was located near Honolulu, Hawaii. Within hours, the then civilian territorial governor handed control of the Hawaiian Islands over to the US commander of the armed forces. The new military governor immediately ordered a shutdown of schools and courts, imposed …