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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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What Happens if You Get Caught With a Fake ID?

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A fake ID is almost a rite of passage in American culture. It may seem harmless if you’re a college student who just wants to hang out with their friends at a bar or watch a once-in-a-lifetime concert at a 21-plus venue. The only problem is – you’ve not yet turned 21. So, you get a fake ID that grants …

What Happens if You Don’t Pay a Parking Ticket?

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Don’t you just hate it when you dash into a store for what seems like 5 minutes, only to later return to your car and find a parking violation ticket neatly tucked away under your windscreen wiper? The worst part is – you never see it coming. You don’t even understand why you got it in the first place. Until, …

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What Is Espionage?

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, International Law

Flashback to 1917, shortly after the US entered World War I. Congress passed a law that banned the sharing of any sensitive information that would potentially disrupt the country’s military activities and interests in the ongoing war or aid its enemies. This law, which was known as the Espionage Act of 1917, imposed a $20,000 fine and 20-year prison sentence …

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What Is a Grand Jury Indictment?

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Grand juries play a very important role in the US criminal justice system – both at a state and federal level. However, the exact role they play is often shrouded in mystery. One thing is for sure though – getting indicted by a grand jury is as serious as it sounds. It is, therefore, important to understand the entire process, …

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What Are Red Flag Laws?

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According to the FBI crime data, death by firearms in 2018 accounted for more than 72 percent of all the homicides recorded that year. There have been more than 60 incidences of mass shootings over the last four decades. Gun control continues to be a hot topic of debate. The US alone has the highest rate of gun ownership compared …

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Are Curfews Legal? Legal Consequences of Breaking Curfew

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One of the things that make the United States the greatest nation on earth is the Constitution. It protects the fundamental rights and liberties of the citizens. This fact could be the reason why several people have a problem with curfews since it feels like an infringement on their constitutional right to freedom of movement. As part of the several …

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Is It Illegal to Go on the Dark Web?

Legal Assistant Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

Ah, the deep, dark web – a mysterious digital netherworld where anything is possible. A place in cyberspace most people will never see in their lifetime. A shadowy underworld that sparks intrigue and fear in equal measure. The dark web is mostly perceived as an online repository for infinite amounts of backend information that’s available to the highest bidder. A …