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- Someone Is Trying to Blackmail Me, What Can I Do?
Blackmail is a term often thrown around somewhat loosely. Often it is used to mean that someone is making you do something you would prefer not to. That is not technically the definition of blackmail. True blackmail is a serious crime. It can have devastating financial and social consequences, subjecting the victim to intense psychological trauma. That is why it is important to know that if blackmail is happening now, or has happened in the past, there are things you can do about it.
- Scam Using HG.org Logo and name of Lawyer Ramon Pérez Lucena in Portugal
Updated March 2015 - If you received a letter from this scammer, please contact HG.org at http://www.hg.org/contactus.asp. We are gathering information about a scam using the HG.org logo. The letters are sent by a scammer using the name of lawyer office Ramon Pérez Lucena. The letters are mailed from Valencia, Spain. The scammer requests 50-50 split on €7.5 million left in an account.
- Bill Cosby's Latest Sexual Assault Accusations
Comedian and actor, Bill Cosby, is no stranger to the spotlight, but his recent media attention has not been favorable.
- The Law of Self Defense
Most Americans believe that they can legally use force to protect themselves in the event of an attack, or the threat of death or bodily injury by another. What most Americans don’t realize is that the law of self defense is not always applicable as a defense.
- New Rules for UVA Frat Parties Aim to Boost Campus Safety
The University of Virginia has issued strict guidelines to its fraternities in effort to improve safety at parties. The move was made following a highly publicized and controversial rape scandal that led to a mandatory suspension of all Greek social activities at the university.
- New Jersey Statute of Limitations for Criminal Charges
Each state has its own statute of limitations in which to formally charge an individual with a crime.
- If My State Has Legalized Marijuana, Can I Smoke it in Federal Housing?
Although some states permit marijuana use for medical or recreational reasons, federal housing is based on federal laws. At the time of publication, marijuana use was still outlawed by federal law. However, guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows the nuances in laws that federal housing projects are currently laboring under.
- Your Rights When Stopped by Police
When an individual is stopped by the police it can be an overwhelming experience, especially when there is the possibility of criminal charges.
- Collateral Consequences Continue to Impact Individuals
Everyone makes mistakes. Those of us who have made impulsive or uniformed decisions in our lives may have suffered severe consequences for them, such as being arrested or serving time in jail.
- Warratless Blood Draw in DUI Investigation
In Missouri v. McNeely, the United States Supreme Court decided that a blood draw is a search which is protected under the Fourth Amendment.