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What Is a Federal Crime and What to Do If Faced With Prosecution?

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Anytime the feds get involved in, well – anything, you know you’re in big trouble. That’s what happens when you violate federal laws. The US criminal justice system can be confusing. Between federal laws, state laws, and local ordinances, it can get quite hard trying to figure out which jurisdictions certain offenses fall. For instance, getting arrested on a burglary …

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Sex Offender Registry and Sex Crimes Law

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According to the last reported data from the NCMEC, there were more than 900,000 registered sex offenders in the United States as of December 2018. The precise definition of what constitutes a sexual offense differs by state and legal jurisdiction. Serious crimes like sexual assault, rape, statutory rape, or sexual abuse, always result in sex offender registration. In some states, …

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When to Hire a Civil Rights Attorney

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Every American citizen has basic rights that are protected under the US Constitution and civil rights laws. Despite this, people of every race, color, creed, age, gender, or national origin can illegally have those rights violated or taken away. Civil rights are basic human rights. These are infringed upon whenever human dignity, the right to defend yourself, the right to …

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Legal Malpractice: When You Have to Sue Your Attorney

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “malpractice?” Probably medical malpractice, right? Well, it’s not just doctors who get sued when something goes wrong. Your lawyer, too, could screw things up for you that might just cost you the case. That’s what legal malpractice is. Lawyers must uphold certain standards of professional and ethical conduct in their line …

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Communications Decency Act – What Is It and Why Does It Exist

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Have you ever been on Twitter or Facebook and come across a post that left you thinking, “Whoa… How on earth do they get away with posting that?” Even more surprising is how the host platforms avoid getting sued over the information or “misinformation” that their users post on their platform. The answer to this lies in the Communications Decency …

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What Happens When a President Is Impeached?

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The only legal way to remove a sitting President from office would be through impeachment. According to Article 1 § 2 of the US Constitution, the sole power to impeach a president rests on the House of Representatives. So, what is impeachment, and what happens when a president is impeached? Here’s what you need to know about the impeachment process. …

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Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship – Legal Implications

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President Trump recently signed an executive order to prevent online censorship. The short of it is – online social media platforms wield incredible power in their ability to influence the public opinion on what’s happening in the world. These platforms are generally seen to be neutral arbitrators, allowing users to post content as they please, provided that it conforms to …

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What Is an Executive Order?

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You may have heard of the recent executive order issued by President Trump to stop immigration to the US, following the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is just one of many such presidential directives issued by every American president since the very first one in 1789 when George Washington took office. But what is an executive …

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Father’s Rights in Custody Disputes

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More often than not, any time you come across the word “custody,” it is usually followed by “battle.” And, that’s just what happens when there’s a custody dispute. Every child has the right and privilege to know and to be loved by both parents. The adults in the situation have to put their pride and ill feelings towards each other …