Kyle Johansen

  • Photo of What is a Grifter & How to Detect One Early

    What is a Grifter & How to Detect One Early

    The simplest way to describe a grifter is as a con artist. A grifter can also be referred to as a swindler, a scammer, or a cheater.

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    Extortion: Laws, Penalties, and Sentencing

    Below we’ll go over the laws, penalties, and sentencing for extortion crimes, including how state punishments can vary. We'll also look at some famous examples of extortion.

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    Criminal Arraignment: What to Expect

    One of the most common questions asked when it comes to the law is: “What is an arraignment?” An arraignment is not a trial. No witnesses are testifying, and there are no jurors present.

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    What is Treason?: A Complete Overview of Treason in the U.S.

    Below is a complete overview of treason, including the specific language governing the law, and the history of treason in the United States.

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    What is Felony Welfare Fraud?

    In 2017, wrongful welfare payments cost the government $77.3 billion. This number accounts for 10.6% of all federal welfare payments made that year. But what exactly is felony welfare fraud?

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    Is Embezzlement a Felony?

    Embezzlement is different from fraud or theft, but it incorporates both. Is embezzlement a felony? Sometimes. Embezzlement can be a felony, but it’s typically regarded as a misdemeanor.

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    How to Rent an Apartment with a Felony

    Sometimes, life isn’t fair. The Fair Housing Act protects a variety of potential tenants from being discriminated against, but having a felony is not among those protected classes. Having a felony on your record means that a landlord can reject your application simply because you made a mistake, and now it’s left a permanent stain. But even with a felony…

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    How to Get a Job with a Felony: 10 Tips

    If you’ve committed a felony and have served your time, you’re elated to have your freedom, but you probably get down when you have to think about getting a job. You aren’t alone. One out of every ten people in the United States has a felony on their record. Most of these people all find jobs, but it’s up to…

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    State Burglary Laws

    Burglary and robbery are often confused or used interchangeably, but each constitutes a different crime. One of the main differences between the two crimes is that a robbery can take place anywhere, while burglary involves illegally entering a structure. Both crimes are two of the most commonly committed felonies. The third crime in this category is theft. For a robbery…

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    When Does Vandalism Become a Felony?

    Is vandalism a felony? While it may seem like a petty crime, the act of vandalism can often be considered a felony. There are many different forms of vandalism, and the range of punishments scales with the amount of damage caused. Vandalism is one of the most common felonies that are committed each year, and it’s important to understand the…

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