Hiring a Private Investigator

Can You Sue Someone for Hiring a Private Investigator?

Legal Assistant Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

Corporate representatives, individuals, and even attorneys hire private investigators for several reasons. Some of these may include uncovering insurance fraud, relationship infidelity, or hidden assets that may be crucial to a case. Make no mistake about it, though. Hiring a PI does not fall within the realm of “normal.” While most people can appreciate the circumstances under which the services …

Online Dating Scams

How Do Online Dating Scams Work

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, Resources

Looking for love online has always been a dicey affair. In the unique times that we’re currently living in, more people are turning to online dating sites and social media in the hope of meeting that special someone. Sadly, while there are genuine people signed up on these sites, many of them are riddled with scammers posing as eligible singles …

Is Short Selling Illegal

Is Short Selling Illegal

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, Resources

Short selling has long been a popular investment strategy for speculators, hedge fund managers, arbitrageurs, individual investors, and gamblers alike. It is a risky technique and is suited to investors with a huge risk appetite since it comes with the very real possibility of losing a substantial amount of capital. Securities law is broad and complex. As a result, the …

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What Is the Punishment for Cyber Crime?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

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?

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, Resources

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?

Legal Assistant Criminal Law, Resources

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?

Legal Assistant Criminal Law

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, …