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White-collar Crimes Every Business Owner Must Know

Integrity and honesty are important in business, and so is making sure that all of your day-to-day operations and comings and goings are above board. Not breaking the law is a crucial part of ensuring that you’re protecting not just yourself but also your assets, your employees, and not to mention your family, from the consequences

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Criminal

Caught Slippin’: Signs That a Criminal Case is Weak

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about criminal cases is that it’s unbeatable. But in fact, only 5-10% of cases actually go to trial, with about 90% of cases being dismissed well before they see a courthouse. For an overwhelming 90% of criminal complaints, the charges are often dropped due to a large number

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Law

Felony Probation Violation: Consequences of Violating Probation

Not all criminal cases end in jail time, especially those with minor misdemeanors, with some even being able to bail themselves out of jail. Often, a judge will see a misdemeanor and deem jail time to be a little too much, and most likely not commensurate, to the crime the defendant committed. In most states,

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Bail

Where Does Bail Money Go? Your Questions About Bail, Answered

It can be frustrating when we’re watching a high-profile court case unfold and the judge releases someone on bail. Immediately, most people assume that our justice system is skewed to favor the rich: after all, a $100,000 bail is nearly impossible for the common man to pay, but pretty much a drop in the well

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Spitting

Is Spitting on Someone a Crime? In North Carolina, Yes, It Is.

It’s disgusting, unhygienic, and times of a global pandemic (which happens like, every couple of years now it seems), can be scary and dangerous. But is spitting on someone a crime? Well, for North Carolina, yes: spitting is a crime. But it’s not just in the Tar Heel State; 10 other states across the country criminalize

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Criminal

Court Probation: What You Need to Know

Sometimes, people will find themselves on the wrong end of the long arm of the law. When this happens, they usually face some form of punishment from a judge, but luckily, most people we know (and, probably, most people reading this article) will, at worst, commit a minor misdemeanor or a non-violent crime, and the

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Search Warrant?

Regardless of public opinion, your affiliations, or your family members, the police cannot just show up to your door and demand to search your home. Prior to this, officers will need to obtain a search warrant before going into your property. Here’s everything you need to know about it, from how long it takes to

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Can You Get Arrested for Speeding?

The next time you’re on the road, think twice about going over the speed limit by just a few miles. For the last 20 years, speeding has been the cause of around one-third of motor fatalities in the United States. In 2018, it caused the deaths of over 9,000 individuals – including the driver, the

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