To our surprise, the age of consent in many countries can be as low as 12. This is on grounds of the physical maturity of the girl, rather than emotional maturity as seen in the US. What’s even more surprising is that this just isn’t the case in underdeveloped countries; the stats being stated are…

Although child sex crimes are a disgrace, they have existed in the world for a very, very long time. No nation has been absolutely free of it, and sadly, none will ever be. Children are abused all over the world, in fact, according to a survey, in the year 2012, there were 346,830 reported rapes…

What are the repercussions of being charged with child porn? As is known, child pornography is a type of child sexual exploitation. Federal law describes child pornography as any visual representation of sexually explicit behavior involving a minor (individuals less than 18 years old). Pictures of child pornography too are referred to as child sexual…

The well-known and simple definition of bribery is as follows: an explicit offense which involves the practice of offering anything, generally in monetary form, to gain an illegal and dishonest benefit. Similarly, it is an act of promising, giving, receiving, or making a deal to receive money, or then again, any other thing of worth, with…

Drug crime law, is a sub category of criminal law. In definition, it involves legal rules created to address the unlawful possession of drugs, their use, manufacture and other ancillary transactions. Like all cities, Los Angeles also plays host to a number of drug crimes which make the place dangerous.   It is worth noting…

In almost all parts of the world, drugs are considered illegal. Because of this, their trading transactions are also viewed as a crime and unlawful activity however, California is a unique place. By virtue of the Proposition 215 and the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, California conveniently removed the then imposed penalties on the use,…

The Silk Road gained steady popularity in 2011 when it was launched as an online black market. It enabled users to sell and purchase illegal contraband. Admittedly, it was a drug dealer’s paradise as it operated as a Tor hidden service, an untraceable network. Therefore, users could easily browse on the site without getting caught without…

In November 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment witnessed a large scale hack that resulted in the outflow of its confidential data. Such data included personal information relating to Sony Pictures employees and their families, numerous inter server e-mails, salary and pay-roll information, copies and scripts of (previously) unreleased Sony films, and much more! The hackers had a…

The IRS closely monitors your money related activities. It ensures taxpayers pay their taxes on time. Thus, the IRS keeps a strict check and balance as to whether any avoidance, concealing, misrepresentation or fraudulent cover ups are being initiated. Once detected, the outcome is predictable: heavy fines, or worse, possible jail time.   More importantly,…

The internet and social media is a great thing for society however, it must be noted that they present a breeding ground for defamatory statements. Defamation, as the name suggests, is a false and unprivileged articulation of fact that is damaging to someone’s reputation, and published “with issue,” meaning, as a result of carelessness or…

At least around 80% of the things we do online, for instance banking, shopping, chatting with family and friends, or even making new friends, require us to inadvertently give out personal and financial information. It is important to realize that once it’s out there, it is impossible to gain it back entirely. Here are a…

Impersonation is something people these days are very tempted to do. They could be doing it out of boredom, jealousy, revenge, or even just to gain benefits. The victim however, suffers great loss of reputation, money, or identity. Impersonation is one of the most common tactics used by harassers. Fortunately, there are many ways you…

In the present day technology is unquestionably the quickest, easiest, sneakiest way to do anything and everything. As incredible as technology seems to be, particularly PCs and the Internet, it carries with it some drawbacks. Many are of the view that with the advancement of the Internet, society, in general, has become idle and lethargic,…

Everyone knows how sacred and precious passwords are. Regardless of whether the password belongs to your Facebook, PC, or mobile phone, they must be kept in secrecy at ALL times. Passwords are similar to the keys to one’s home, only that it is online. In order to protect everything that you have stored inside your…

Entertainment law is, in simple words, lawful services to the entertainment business. It predominantly relates to Intellectual Property Law, but is more specifically centered on rights and royalties issues to media in the arts, music, television, cinema etc. Entertainment Law overlaps with intellectual property law (especially trademarks, copyright, and the so-called “Right of Publicity”), but…

Beyond the danger of someone using your credit card if it has been physically lost or stolen, credit card scams can happen in many more forms. For instance, scammers may use spyware or any other scam to get hold of your credit card details. A scammer might steal or trick you into telling them your security code…

Street walkers, kerb-crawlers, and phone booths plastered with pictures of breasts and buttocks are some of the very alluring yet disturbing sights one may come upon in many corners of Los Angeles. It must, however be noted that these scandalously dressed women are frequently held against their will and are miserable victims of commercial sex…

As an artist, you may have lost some of your masterpieces, be it copyright issues or actual stolen assets. Being robbed of anything is certainly upsetting, and your first thought will be “I need a lawyer.”  Well, a lawyer who knows his or her way around handling copyright violations and/or art theft crimes can certainly…

If you are charged with a federal crime, intentionally or unintentionally, you must take correct action in order to contain the situation and avoid further legal action. If convicted your career and future can be compromised. You will be subject to harsher sentences, fines and other penalties than in state criminal cases. It’s more likely that you’ll receive a…

When one party is injured on the premises of another party, for instance, by slipping on ice or tripping over rubble, it is called a “slip and fall” injury. Thousands of people are injured each year, some very seriously, when they slip or trip and fall on a wet floor, defective stairs, or a rough patch of ground. It can be…

                            

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