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    What Is a Misdemeanor?

    A misdemeanor's definition depends on your state's laws and policies. Moreover, the federal government has its own way of classifying and defining misdemeanors. In this article, we will outline all the noteworthy information that misdemeanants, suspects, and/or their families need to know.

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    Can You Vote If You Have a Felony?

    At the end of the day, you certainly can vote if you have a felony. It is just as important as your other rights, including access to a lawyer and due process protections. However, based on where they live, some felons may have a larger mountain to climb than others.

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    Is Piracy a Felony? Punishments and Fines for Illegal Downloading

    Many people think that they can download songs illegally or stream pirated movies online without getting into trouble. This is especially true when consumers don’t understand how illegal downloading laws work. In reality, anyone who uses copyrighted materials or intellectual property without the owners’ permission may face hundreds of thousands in fines for illegal downloading violations. The prison sentences aren’t…

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    How Do You Pick a Good Lawyer?

    If you are a convicted felon, a lawyer can help you greatly. It is difficult to argue your case against a team of experienced government prosecutors, in the first place. Because of this, many people will pay the lawyer retainer fee or the average attorney hourly rate to get professional representation. In fact, the rise of no win, no pay…

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    What You Need to Know About Money Laundering

    During early 2019, many media outlets covered the Lori Loughlin money laundering case. The now-infamous actress bribed officials at the University of Southern California. In turn, Loughlin and her husband expected them to admit their daughters to the school as athletes. The problem is, however, that money laundering is a serious charge that hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans face.…

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