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Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Criminal Law.

Guidelines for Child Porn Sentences on a Federal Level

  By HG.org
The increasing crimes of owning, creating and distributing child pornography are difficult for the federal government to keep up with. Despite...
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The Effects of Sexual Abuse

  By HG.org
One of the most damaging crimes that a person is able to go through and usually survive is a sexual abuse offense. The harm done to the person...

Sexting Legal Consequences

  By HG.org
With the technology age firmly pushing the world into the future, texting with phones has become an everyday past time. As technology has...

Child Sexual Abuse and Molestation Penalties

  By HG.org
Allegations of child abuse and molestation are enough to ruin careers, social standing and relationships. When charges are issued to these...

Federal Sex Crimes Explained

  By HG.org
Many states have specific laws that prosecute sex crimes in a harsh manner. In some instances, these same crimes are prosecuted as federal cases...

Is Intentional HIV Transmission a Sex Crime?

  By HG.org
Many factors are taken into consideration in determining whether a particular crime is classified as a sex crime. However, sometimes new...

Prostitution Defenses When Charges are Filed

  By HG.org
Prostitution is an ongoing problem in many states. Exchanges of money, services or products with those selling their bodies occur with clients...

Sex Crimes Involving Internet Interactions

  By HG.org
Sex crimes are prevalent in each state to varying degrees. Of these, many offenders are convicted of crimes involving interactions through the...

The Problem of Disabled Prisoners

On July 26 the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 26 years old. This civil rights act not only barred discrimination against those with...

Fighting Fraud and Corruption: The DOJs New FCPA Pilot Program

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced its creation of a new pilot program designed to encourage companies to voluntarily...

Missing and Exploited Children

According to the US Department of Justice, every year there are around 800,000 children who got missing or exploited. (October 2002 report)...

Defending against Juror Bias in Sex Crimes

  By HG.org
In the United States, every criminal defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The case is assessed by a jury of their peers. These...

Dropping Assault Charges

  By HG.org
Charges for assault are a common theme in many cities. Though these actions do occur in other areas, law enforcement officers often find assault...

California Law Changes that Help Sex Abuse Victims

  By HG.org
Changes in California law have allowed a more lax statute of limitations for sex abuse cases. This permits victims of abuse from a greater...

Texas Child Pornography Law

  By HG.org
Child pornography is rampant in the online world. The internet is rife with graphic images of every kind imaginable, and many of them are only a...

Sexual Assault Trauma Syndrome Explained

  By HG.org
Emotional, psychological and physical issues arise after the acts of sexual assault or rape to most victims. Many different issues may occur,...

Texas Sexual Offenses from Accused to Conviction

  By HG.org
Sex crimes in Texas are very serious and harsh punishments are attached to conviction of these crimes. Because of the severity of these crimes...

New York Prostitution

  By HG.org
Prostitution in New York is defined as engaging in sexual relations with another person for money or services. This includes agreeing to engage...

Sex Crime Accusations, Criminal Sexual Conduct and Other Claims

  By HG.org
Sexual offenses are among some of the most serious charges to be accused of. Often these accusations affect lives negatively even if nothing...

Colorado Crimes of Indecent Exposure

  By HG.org
Indecent exposure is a crime that is sometimes brought against people suspected of committing lewd behavior. It is important to know what...

Consenting Ages and Statutory Rape

  By HG.org
The consenting ages for sexual relations may be stated in a state’s statute. However, sometimes age is only one factor when considering whether...

Indecent Exposure and Penal Code § 314

  By HG.org
In many states, indecent exposure or offensive revealing of private areas is charged very infrequently. When the crime is committed, it is...

Colorado Illegal Sexual Interaction Crimes

  By HG.org
Sexual contact with another that is offensive is a crime in Colorado. Though these offenses often cover a wide range of actions, they are deemed...

After Arrest, What Do the Police Require?

  By HG.org
Law enforcement officers often arrest citizens for various reasons in different manners. During the arrest itself, it is important to stay calm,...

Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer

  By HG.org
It is essential to choose a defense lawyer that has knowledge in the area of the crime the defendant is accused of. Plea offers should be...

Criminal Appeals in Bangladesh: Bail & Suspension of Sentence

As a trial advocate, one of the more common questions that I get asked is regarding bail when a convicted person decides to appeal. What happens...

Athens GA DUI Driver in Felony Homicide by Vehicle Case Highlights High Risk for Recreational Marijuana Users

Because marijuana use requires several days to be eliminated from the user's body, many marijuana users risk Felony Homicide by Vehicle and...

Georgia Drivers License - DUI Suspension and How to Protect Your Administrative License Suspension Appeal

Georgia Driver License suspension after a DUI arrest in Georgia - After a DUI arrest in Georgia, the Georgia drivers license of virtually every...

Fight Online Libel in the Philippines

Internet postings are subject to Philippine jurisdiction. Under Section 21 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175),...

Illinois Sexual Criminals Registration Act Basics

  By HG.org
Sexual offenses are often a complication and problem for law enforcement. These cases bog down the legal world for judges and lawyers in many...

Human Trafficking Victims Accused of Prostitution

  By HG.org
In many instances, women and men have been charged and convicted of various kinds of prostitution. What may not be known is that the actual...

Florida Molestation and Child Abuse Penalties

  By HG.org
Potential charges of child abuse and molestation are severe crimes with potentially devastating consequences. These issues are taken seriously,...

Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Charges in Florida

  By HG.org
Sex crimes are an ever present issue in most states in America including Florida. The many consequences of conviction include registration,...

7 Sex Crimes Statements

  By HG.org
When a person is accused of a sex crime, those allegations tend to follow the individual socially for many years. The stigma affects every day...

Prevention of Sexual Attacks on University Campuses

  By HG.org
Many high school students check out campuses in various cities without any notion to discover statistics of certain situations that occur on...

Intricacies of Police Investigations

  By HG.org
Often the best legal advice given in cases involving criminal law is to remain silent when a police investigation begins. This is often said for...

When Medical Malpractice Is a Crime

  By HG.org
When negligent behavior injures patients, physicians are subject to claims of medical malpractice. This phenomenon is becoming a serious problem...

Statutes of Limitations Regarding Sexual Violence

  By HG.org
Various cases in the media call attention to the statutes of limitations involving cases of rape. Should these cases have limitations is a...

Sexual Abuse Signs and What Children Won’t Discuss

  By HG.org
United States law enforcement departments receive around 80,000 accounts of sexual abuse involving children every year. According to the...

Registration of Sex Offenders in Colorado

  By HG.org
Registration is mandatory in many states including Colorado for convicted sex offenders. The criminal justice system in this state finds this...

Offensive Liberties with Virginian Underage Children

  By HG.org
Charges of taking indecent liberties with an underage child in Virginia are considered targeting these children with sexual acts. Often, these...

How to Stop Your Georgia Drivers' License from Getting Suspended - DUI Refusal

Arrested for DUI? Is your license suspended? Your suspended license MUST be appealed. Georgia requires any Georgia DDS appeal to be filed within...

Fighting a Florida Drug Possession Charge

Florida’s drug laws are among the strictest in the nation. Mere possession of a controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine...

Business Fraud Committed by Employees

Business owners place significant faith in the hands of their employees. Unfortunately, sometimes this trust is misplaced and insider employees...

Gun Laws in Colorado

The Denver Post recently reported that applications for concealed carry permits have skyrocketed in Colorado this year. Some say this is a...

How to Beat a DUI

These eleven tips would be good to share with anyone who occasionally has a drink and later drives a vehicle of any type.

97 Reasons to Fight a DUI charge; DUI Penalties; DUI Consequences; and Pleading Guilty = 100% Chance of Losing

For the past 30 years, an average of 1.5 million American drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or DUI drugs. In...

Atlanta Municipal Court – Georgia’s Busiest Municipal Court – Atlanta Traffic Court

No criminal court in Georgia processes more traffic ticket cases than the Atlanta Municipal Court. Atlanta DUI lawyer William C. Head explains...

What is an Internet Crime?

Not everyone is aware of what constitutes criminal conduct when it comes to the internet.

Bad Stops in the Wake of Utah v. Strieff

Utah v. Strieff was a festering [sore] of a decision that will undoubtedly be used by prosecutors all over the country to overcome bad stops...

US Supreme Court Rejects Implied Consent Blood Test In States That Criminalize DUI Refusal

In Birchfield v. North Dakota, the US Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of state implied consent laws that criminalize a person's...

Using a DUI Expert Witness to Defend Impaired Driving Cases

The questionable "science" behind field sobriety test evidence collected by police from unsuspecting citizens detained for suspected driving...

World Bank Group v. Wallace: International Organizations' Immunities and the Fight Against Corruption

Was this a great victory or a near miss? Much has been written about the recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) judgment World Bank Group v....

Internet Crimes

Over 15 million Americans are victims of Identity Theft each year. Another 100 million more are at risk.

New Indiana Law Makes it Illegal to Leave a Crashed Vehicle in the Road

House Bill No. 1048 will add a section to the Indiana Code that makes it illegal for vehicles involved in an accident to remain on the road. As...

Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality is now becoming mainstream. What was once a popular topic for science fiction, virtual reality is now becoming – for lack of a...

Why Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Crimes are Difficult to Prosecute

Federal prosecutors face an uphill battle in prosecuting individuals under the Computer Crimes and Fraud Act (CFAA)

Am I Eligible for an Expungement under Penal Code 1203.4 in California?

  By Kaass Law
Convicted of a crime? Expunge your conviction under Penal Code § 1203.4. If granted in court, after your conviction is expunged it will allow...

SEC Halts Ash Narayan from Defrauding RGT Clients

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it obtained a court ordered “freeze” of the assets of three individuals, including...

Hearsay under Thai Law

Hearsay is an important rule in Thai criminal procedure as it is in that of other jurisdictions. Generally, it is the principle that the Court...

Kentucky to Allow Expungement of Certain Class D Felonies for First Time

Kentucky’s new felony expungement law goes into effect on July 15, 2016 and will be retroactive. House Bill 40 passed in April 2016 and will...

CFAA: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Computers, smartphones, and the internet are household staples in California and across the United States of America. Digital technology...

Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Laws

It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The...

Date Rape: What It Is, the Law and the Consequences

The difference between ‘date rape’ and standard ‘rape’ in the legal context is restricted to the legal meaning of the terms. Thus, they carry...

Daytona Beach Latest Florida City To Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

Daytona Beach leaders on Wednesday unanimously voted for a plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in what is the first big step in a...

The New MedTech Code of Ethical Business Practice – Ethics at its Best in the EU

Medtech Europe represents the medical technology industry in Europe. It is the alliance of the two leading medical technology industry...

Firearm Background Checks

Some of the major stories in 2015 involved groups of individuals being killed at the hands of a gun wielding murderer.

Can a Victim Drop Assault Charges

First, it's important to understand that criminal charges are not filed in court by "victims." The government files criminal cases, including...

Recent Moneygram Settlement

MoneyGram will pay a sum of $13 million to settle allegations of consumer fraud. The settlement will establish a restitution fund for consumers...

Legal Implications for Someone Who Provides a Guaranty on a Closed Business

  By HG.org
Many people purchase a product or agree to service because the purchase comes with a warranty. However, if a warranty is made when the business...

Drugged Driving

  By HG.org
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many...

How to Get Rid of DUI Charges in Colorado

Charges of DUI could be quite stressful and may lead to heavy penalties depending on the situation. If you ever get convicted for driving under...

Legal Value of Videos in a Car Which Capture an Accident/Event

  By HG.org
Individuals who are injured in an automotive accident or another event may benefit from having a video of such accident or event. Such footage...

Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Perhaps you've been arrested for drug possession, are under investigation for embezzlement, or have been charged with DUI. Regardless, it's a...

Increased Enforcement of Defense Export Control in Israel - First Criminal Trial Ruling

The intent behind the Defense Export Control law, 2007 ("the law"), and the various regulations and orders enacted thereunder, is to regulate...

Indecent Exposure Offenses in Colorado

Indecent Exposure is typically a misdemeanor offense in Colorado, unless the offender has a prior history of similar offenses, in which case it...

Unlawful Sexual Contact Offenses in Colorado

Unlawful sexual contact is a sexual offense in the state of Colorado which encompasses a very wide range of conduct. While it is a lesser...

Sex Offender Registration In Colorado

Sex offender registration is required in cases where a defendant is convicted of a sex offense. It is a very important component to the many...

Private Investigators Working in Concert with Attorneys

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Battery, Domestic Battery and Aggravated Battery in Florida

  By HG.org
Battery, domestic battery and aggravated battery are all serious crimes under Florida law. However, they each have unique elements that must be...

Juvenile Offenses and the Justice System

  By HG.org
Offenses from youthful offenders are not uncommon. However, this group of individuals is often perceived as a group that can be rehabilitated...

Credit Card Fraud, Definitions and Penalties

  By HG.org
Credit card fraud can be a stand-alone offense or be a charge that is made in conjunction with other state or federal charges. Individuals...

How to Lift a Restraining Order

  By HG.org
Restraining orders are issued in cases involving cases involving domestic violence and cases in which the judge believes that it is necessary to...

The Process a Person Faces After Being Arrested for Domestic Violence

The process which a person may expect after being arrested for Domestic Violence. Once you are charged then you will appear in court and a full...

Law Enforcement Liability and the Special Relationship Doctrine

  By HG.org
While the general rule is that law enforcement officers are not legally liable for failing to protect a citizen, there are exceptions to this...

What Happens to Actors and Producers of Child Pornography

  By HG.org
Child pornography is an insidious issue that affects communities across the world. Individuals who are involved in child pornography may suffer...

Legal Doctrine of State-Created Danger and Police Liability

  By HG.org
The general rule is that law enforcement officers are not held liable for failing to protect their citizens. However, there are exceptions to...

What is DUI?

Driving Under The Influence - How Bad Is It Really?

A Safer and Happier Life for Children in the UAE

Highlight on the New UAE Child Protection Law “Wadeema Law”

Date Rape and Its Consequences

  By HG.org
The term “date rape” is used to differentiate between a rape that is inflicted by a stranger and one that is inflicted by someone whom the...

Drug Trafficking and Accomplices

  By HG.org
Drug crimes continue to be one of the most aggressively prosecuted categories of cases. As the link between drugs and violence continues to...

Refuting Perjured Testimony

  By HG.org
When people testify in court, they are often told that they will be subject to penalty if they perjure themselves. However, there are various...

Employment Consequences of Not Disclosing a Felony

  By HG.org
Many job applications ask an applicant whether or not he or she has ever been convicted of a felony. Hoping that the employer will not check,...

Supreme Court to Law Enforcement: Do Not Freeze Untainted Assets

The precedent was set in 1989. In a United States v. Monsanto case, the Supreme Court held that a suspect who violated the Continuing Criminal...

Bribery: How the UK Bribery Act Affects Bahamas Businesses

How is bribery in the commercial context dealt with by the courts, and how is it relevant to businesses in The Bahamas? Prosecutors are taking a...

How to Report Child Pornography

  By HG.org
Child pornography is one of the most taboo subjects in the country. It strikes fear in society. In some situations, someone may suspect child...

Rational Choice as a Theory of Crime

Rational choice is a prominent theoretical model in many fields of research, though many criminologists continue to doubt its applicability as a...

Stop and Frisk

In the US, human right is the thread that holds the fabric of America’s diverse identity. One very important right: to be free from unreasonable...

Emergency Hearings for Child Custody Matters

  By HG.org
In some situations, a concerned parent or other individual may petition the court for an emergency hearing to grant an order regarding custody...

Statute of Limitations for Child Pornography

  By HG.org
Statutes of limitations are a set of regulations governing the amount of time after a cause of action arises by which the case must be brought...


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