How Claiming To Be An Illegal Alien Is Getting Many Legal Immigrants Off Scot-Free And Other Loopholes

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So much attention has revolved around what to do with illegal immigrants that no one would guess that someone would lie about their status to pretend that they aren’t legal residents. But it is not only happening; it is allowing Read More …

Does The Law Do Enough To Protect Reporters From Criminal Assault?

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  New criminal laws have been added by Congress with fervor in the past several years. There are growing categories of laws that help to enhance punishment against anyone who perpetrates crimes against certain people, according to their employment or Read More …

Does A DUI Affect An Employment Background Check?

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How many times have you been concerned about something going on your “permanent record”?  One of the biggest deterrents for bad behavior is sometimes what can have the worst potential for our futures. Many ask the question of whether having Read More …

Writing for Law Firms…Living the Dream

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OK, so this is not going to be my usual blog. I am not going to talk about how Jeff Sessions may be gone from the DOJ soon. Nor am I going to talk about New Jersey police officers caught Read More …

Masturbation is Unnatural in Volusia County, Florida

The hand, the unnatural friend, the enemy of good morals, the masturbation machine.

NBC News reported on a sting operation that took place in Volusia County, Florida over four days ending June 8, 2017. The undercover sting, dubbed “Operation Park Hopper” resulted in the arrest 18 males who, according to authorities were engaging Read More …

A Great Resource for Shopping Criminal Justice & Law Schools

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When planning to go to college, finding the right university for you can be tough. The competition is fierce and nearly every college is going to say they are the best. And why wouldn’t they? If a person works for Read More …

Colorado Considers Minimum Sentencing Requirements For DUI Convictions

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  Minimum mandatory sentences started in the 1990s in response to drug offenders or repeat offenders. Seeing an inequality in the way that judges were sentencing people, and that many who had committed a crime were being released too early Read More …

Is Hitting A Parked Car Legally Considered A “Hit And Run”?

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  Is there anything worse than being in a car accident and having your car destroyed? Possibly — coming out to a parking lot to find that someone has hit your car and left without a note can be worse. Read More …

Could Prosecutorial and Forensics Misconduct Bankrupt Massachusetts?

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Just last month, a judge ruled in the Annie Dookin forensics lab scandal that rocked Massachusetts’ criminal justice system that prosecutors had to decide which cases to retry. The remaining cases would then be dismissed and convictions overturned. Could the cost Read More …

Textalyzer: Cool New Gadget to Save Lives on Highways?

Texting and driving is a serious issue causing an increase in highway deaths nationwide. To combat this dangerous trend, states may soon turn to the Textalyzer.

Distracted driving has been blamed for much of the rise in highway deaths in 2015 and 2016. Most distracted driving involves texting and though numerous states have passed laws to stop the act, it continues to be a key factor Read More …