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    What is the Three Strikes Law?

    A lot of laws have mandatory minimum and maximum penalties for their respective crimes, put into place to ensure that justice is served, but not in a cruel or unconstitutional manner. But aggravating factors - aspects of the crime that make it particularly more offensive - are often factors in increasing that sentence, sometimes all the way to the max.

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    Racial Minorities and Conviction Rates Explained

    8 percent of the total US population are convicted felons. The more surprising number may be that 33 percent of the male, African-American US population has a felony conviction.

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    When is Arson a Felony?

    Arson, while a form of property crime, is taken incredibly seriously, as it can be incredibly dangerous. The reasons arson may be committed may differ, but it comes with high risk of public safety, and the law treats it accordingly.

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    Explaining Your Criminal Record

    Ideally, there would be no stereotyping, stigmas, or biases surrounding criminal records, and you wouldn't have to explain your past for anybody. However, that isn't always the case, and you may find yourself having to explain a past felony conviction to anyone from a prospective employer, an apartment complex, to your family and friends.

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    Your Search and Seizure Rights

    You'll be glad to know that, in most circumstances, law enforcement cannot just show up to your house, pull you over, or stop you on the street and search you. This is an important right afforded to you by the Fourth Amendment.

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    Overview of Your Fourth Amendment Rights

    Your Fourth Amendment rights are important ones, as they protect your right to privacy and from law enforcement searching and taking your property whenever they deem fit. Its history is a long one, as this was in the Bill of Rights and was something early colonists cared a great deal about following the restrictive ruling they faced with the British.…

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    What do I do if I’m Charged with a Felony?

    If you find yourself with a felony charge - whether you're guilty or not, you're probably panicked and want to know where to start. Take a breath, and keep reading. We've got you covered.

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    What is Fraud and When is it a Felony?

    There is a large variety of types of fraud, and they vary based on what the scheme is, how it's carried out, who it targets, what type of value is involved, and more.

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    Felony Fraud Scams and the Law

    Scams have been around for as long as the world has, and it's been done in any manner of ways with any number of laws governing them during its existence. However, technology has made them arguably worse, and US law works to combat that with intense penalties.

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    Marijuana Laws: The Past, the Present, and the Future

    Despite a culture surrounding marijuana that seems to become more liberal every day, it is still a crime in most states, and arrests for marijuana are still being made often.

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