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Category: Cyber Crime


APR. 26 2019
Criminal Lawyer West Palm Beach | Job Descriptions and Requirements
Criminal Lawyer West Palm Beach | Job Descriptions and Requirements

Becoming a criminal defense lawyer isn’t just a walk in the park. It requires significant formal education and to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to get started. If you want to know more about what a criminal lawyer West Palm Beach does, read on.

 

Basics of Becoming a Criminal Lawyer

 

After completing a Bachelor’s degree, one must take three years of Law School to obtain a Juris Doctor degree. This is very important. Criminal defense lawyers must pass the bar exam, background test, character evaluation, and must obtain a state licensing. Here are also some of …

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JAN. 31 2019
Juvenile Attorney West Palm Beach | Burglary Law
Juvenile Attorney West Palm Beach | Burglary Law

A burglary can have very severe consequences in Florida if found guilty. Always seek legal representation if you think you may be charged with a crime like a burglary.

 

Definition

 

Under Florida Statute 810.02(3), the crime of Burglary of a Dwelling is defined as unlawfully entering a dwelling, remaining inside a dwelling surreptitiously, or remaining inside a dwelling after permission to remain has been withdrawn with the intent to commit a crime inside. A dwelling is defined as a building or conveyance of any kind, which has a roof over it and is designed to be occupied by …

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DEC. 13 2018
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Retail Theft in Florida
Retail Theft Attorney West Palm Beach | Retail Theft in Florida

Retail theft might seem like a minor infraction, but the penalties can be severe under certain conditions. Here are the basic facts surrounding retail theft in Florida.

 

Definition

 

Pursuant to Florida Statute §812.015(1)(d), retail theft means: “the taking possession of or carrying away of merchandise, property, money, or negotiable documents; altering or removing a label, universal product code, or price tag; transferring merchandise from one container to another; or removing a shopping cart, with intent to deprive the merchant of possession, use, benefit, or full retail value.”

 

Consequences

 

Under Florida Statute §812.014, retail theft can be …

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JAN. 24 2018
Types of Florida Cyber Crimes and How to Defend against Charges
Types of Florida Cyber Crimes and How to Defend against Charges
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In our modern age, computers are taking over more and more parts of our life and how we engage with society at-large. So it’s not surprising that criminals are increasingly using computers to commit crime.

 

Some of these acts have been around for a while – people today are just using computers to accomplish them. For example, using chat rooms to lure underage victims. However, computers have also created an entire new class of crimes, collectively defined as cyber crimes.

 

The state of Florida takes cyber crime very seriously, with most offenses prosecuted at the felony level.…

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JAN. 8 2018
Posting Explicit Images Can Be a Type of Sexual Harassment in Florida
Posting Explicit Images Can Be a Type of Sexual Harassment in Florida
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Making lewd comments about someone’s attire. Tying sex to job duties or advancement. Touching someone inappropriately. Repeated requests to go on a date.

 

These are the types of things most people think about when they imagine sexual harassment – and with everything in the news these days, it’s difficult not to imagine sexual harassment.

There’s one type of sexual harassment covered under the laws of Florida that no one seems to be talking about right now though: sexual cyber harassment.

 

What exactly is it? How does it work? What are businesses doing about it?

 

Defining …

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DEC. 5 2017
Everything You Need to Know about Florida Cyber Crime Charges
Everything You Need to Know about Florida Cyber Crime Charges
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Are you familiar with the computer crime laws of Florida?

 

Most people don’t have a good understanding of what constitutes a computer crime in our state. That’s why we decided to put together this post detailing the two main types of computer crimes (with examples), as well as the penalties associated with different cyber crimes.

 

It starts with the Florida Computer Crimes Act. This act addresses unlawful activity by individuals commonly referred to as “hackers.” Hacking activities include use of another person’s computer or email account without authorization, and with the intent to create widespread damage or take …

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