Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cyberbullying Is a Serious Crime

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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cyberbullying is “bullying that takes place using electronic technology.” Most adults today experienced some form of bullying as a child. Just a decade ago, however, bullying was limited to playground taunts or perhaps name-calling in the lunchroom or a school hallway.

What Is the RICO Act?

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When most people think of “racketeering,” they picture classic Hollywood films about the mafia. This isn’t entirely inaccurate. Passed in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is actually made up of several statutes targeted at individuals and organizations that engage in repeated illegal conduct over a sustained period of time. Although the […]

Can the Police Use Drug Sniffing Dogs to Search My Car?

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Police dogs are trained to detect a wide variety of illegal drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. If you’re stopped by police, you have a right to know when police are actually allowed to use drug-sniffing dogs.

What Happens if I Miss My Court Date?

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Sometimes, life gets in the way of important appointments. Children get sick, emergencies come up, and last-minute plans intervene. In some cases, you just can’t make it. When it comes to your court date, however, failing to appear could land you in serious trouble.