What Is a Pyramid Scheme?
Posted in Crime on November 29, 2017
Investment scams happen all the time and, unfortunately, lead to unwary investors losing substantial sums, often before they even realize what has happened. The pyramid scheme is one of the most notorious types of investment frauds, and many con men and women have used this tactic to defraud unwary investors out of their life savings….
The Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter
Posted in Crime on November 28, 2017
Most Americans are familiar with words “murder” and “manslaughter,” but many conflate these distinctive words, though, legally, these violet crimes are very different. Although both words describe the killing of a person, they apply to very different circumstances. The main differentiating factor between them is malicious aforethought, or whether the killer planned or intended to…
Georgia Bounty Hunter Laws: What Can They Legally Do?
Posted in Civil Rights, Crime on November 27, 2017
While most people think of reality television or movies like Star Wars when they hear the term bounty hunter, the reality is that bounty hunters serve a valuable function in society. Many people who wind up on the wrong side of the law may attempt to escape justice by fleeing out of state, changing their…
What Is Skip Tracing?
Posted in Uncategorized on November 22, 2017
The digital age has afforded American citizens with an unparalleled measure of convenience and comfort unknown to previous generations. It has also enabled law enforcement to track and apprehend criminals more easily by following their “digital footprints.” Thanks to the staggering amount of digital and paper documentation that exists for every citizen, investigators can relatively…
Georgia Vandalism Laws
Posted in Crime on November 21, 2017
Vandalism is the act of defacing or destroying property. Most Americans have seen graffiti and other forms of vandalism at some point in their lives. In Georgia, vandalism can carry varying penalties depending on the location and the severity of the damage. It’s vital for Georgia residents to understand the penalties for vandalism. According to…
What Is Admissible Evidence?
Posted in Lawsuits on November 20, 2017
In the legal world, evidence is a crucial concept. Evidence pertains to any material that provides insight into the truth of a matter in court. While this sounds straightforward, the concept of evidence in practice is complex. The issue of admissibility comes into play because the justice system aims for impartiality and due process, or…
What Is Criminal Trespassing?
Posted in Crime on October 30, 2017
Criminal trespassing may include a wide variety of activities. Often, simply entering a property is not sufficient for a criminal trespassing charge. Some states extend this to include vehicles; other states don’t require signage to be posted. The rules differ, so make sure you understand what you may be facing if charged with criminal trespassing…
What is the Difference Between Criminal Conspiracy and Complicity?
Posted in Crime on October 27, 2017
When two or more people commit a crime, they may face charges of conspiracy or complicity. The former involves active participation in the event, including planning and more, while the latter involves actions that, while not criminal, aid in such a way that the crime would never have been committed without them. In either case,…
What Are Crimes Against Society?
Posted in Crime on October 25, 2017
Society considers any act that violates its norms or values as a crime against society. Any action you commit that disrupts civil life or harms others fall into this category. Each state differs in defining standards that determine what committing such a crime means. Read on to learn more about these acts and what consequences…
Alternative Sentencing for Criminal Convictions
Posted in Crime on October 23, 2017
Convictions for crimes result in many different types of sentences, not always just a stint in jail. These can include a service work, monetary penalties to the city/state or to a victim, or dismissed charges if certain requirements are met. The decision for alternative sentences lies with judges, who use a variety of factors when…