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January 2018 Archives

Reviewing the consequences of cybercrime charges

In last week's post, we examined some examples of cybercrime, such as identity theft and cyberbullying. With cybercrime cases, each is unique and the penalties for an offense vary from one to the next. In some instances, these charges can upend a person's life in multiple ways. From a lengthy sentence behind bars to costly fines, the penalties that may come with cybercrime charges can be staggering. However, we know that people in Atlanta and across Georgia who are in this position have encountered many other types of problems in their lives as well.

Victim of Crime - Criminal Negligence

Victim of Crime: 11Alive/NBC News #TheLateFeed: Why are there no charges after vet died in nursing home? Please see the video here Meg Strickler discusses the possible charges against a nursing home in Georgia including felony murder, perjury, criminal negligence, elder abuse and obstruction.  

Addressing allegations of fraud

When allegations of fraud surface, it is pivotal to make sure you immediately evaluate your options. These charges can bring serious consequences, extending beyond time in prison and costly financial penalties. In fact, your reputation could be damaged beyond repair and the charges could haunt you for years to come. Whether you have been accused of mail fraud, tax fraud, or any other form of fraud, the way in which you handle this situation could have a significant impact on your future. Our law office understands the uncertainty and anxiety that fraud charges can bring for people in Atlanta and across the whole state of Georgia, but this is no time to give up.

Cyber Crime: Hackers - trouble cashing out from Bitcoin scams

Cyber Crime: Bitcoin is fast becoming a player in the online marketplace. People are starting to make investments in electronic currency in hopes of cashing in on its wealth-building opportunities. Criminals seeking to scam others out of hard earned cash are also in the mix because Bitcoin's blockchain technology lends itself to anonymous transactions.

Hackers may have trouble cashing out from Bitcoin scams

Bitcoin is fast becoming a player in the online marketplace. People are starting to make investments in the electronic currency in the hope of cashing in on its wealth-building opportunities. Criminals seeking to scam others out of hard earned cash are also in the mix because Bitcoin’s blockchain technology lends itself to anonymous transactions.

CyberCrime: Looking over some examples of internet crime

CyberCrime: The digital era has transformed life in countless ways, offering new opportunities and greater access to information. However, there are some downsides to newer technology as well, such as the different internet crimes that people have been charged with (which often carry significant consequences). When some people think of internet crime, they might picture identity theft. However, it is crucial to bear in mind that these types of offenses take many forms. In some instances, people have even been accused of an internet offense that they did not commit.

Drug Charges: Facing charges over drug paraphernalia

Drug Charges: In many posts on this blog, we have written about various drug-related topics, from those involving the manufacturing of drugs to distribution and possession. However, there are other charges involving drugs that people find themselves facing, such as the possession of drug paraphernalia. While some people may not think that these charges are too serious, the consequences can be very damaging in a number of ways. Whether you have been charged with possessing drug paraphernalia or are facing drug-related charges of any other kind, going over your legal options right away is vital.

What is the difference between state and federal prisons?

Although the two words are often used interchangeably, jails and prisons are two different housing compounds for inmates. Jails are run by a county or other local government and house people serving impermanent sentences for misdemeanors and the like. Jails are also used to house people awaiting trial that cannot post bail.

What any parent should know about cyber-bullying in video games

Video games were a lot simpler when you were a kid. Back then, the only other person involved in your game of Super Mario Bros. was the person sitting next to you on the couch. Nowadays, the gaming experience has moved online, making it much more interactive than before. You can play with friends and strangers around the globe.

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