Avoiding White-Collar Crime: Tips for Business Owners and Managers

When thinking about business-related thefts, most managers and business owners consider shoplifting, burglaries, and robberies the main source of loss. Nobody wants to think about his own employees engaging in such acts, but studies show that employees cause over 40 percent of all business related theft. According to CNBC, businesses in America lose over $50 […]

What is Probable Cause in Florida?

Probable cause has a very precise meaning under the law. If a judge issues a warrant, such as a search warrant, he or she must make the initial determination as to whether probable cause for the search exists. However, when a police officer is the one making the probable cause determination at a traffic stop […]

The Importance of Objections at Trial

A criminal prosecution has several stages and your trial is not always the final stage. If you’re convicted, you will then have the right to an appeal, in which you ask a higher court to set aside your guilty verdict because of errors made in the court below. But to set yourself up for a […]

The Bright White Line of White Collar Crime: Money Laundering

Money laundering dates back as early as 2000 BCE; people have always felt the frustration of seeing hard-earned dollars go to kings and queens or governments as taxes. So it’s not surprising that people have been trying to avoid paying taxes for centuries. What has advanced money laundering in this era of technology is the […]

Murder v. Manslaughter: The Fine Line

Although both charges involve taking human life, the primary difference between murder and manslaughter boils down to planning and/or intent. For example, if you take a life because you were driving under the influence but had no intent to harm another, you will likely be charged with vehicular manslaughter. However, if you intended to use […]

Uncovering Juvenile Crime Myths

Crime is one of the most troubling and misunderstood aspects of our society. Unfortunately, public interest in memorable and frightening crime stories means the media often panders to these fears. Misunderstanding the causes and consequences of juvenile crime does a disservice to youth and damages society as a whole. Here are a few of the […]

Most Common Crimes That Occur During the Holidays

The holidays bring friends and families together in celebration and a spirit of giving. However, seasonal trends also lead to criminal activity. The following crimes occur most often during the holidays. Identity Theft While identity theft happens all year, increased spending by consumers makes the public particularly vulnerable during the holidays. Thieves work diligently online […]