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Monthly Archives: April 2020


Not Only Driving While Intoxicated, but Even Walking While Intoxicated Can Be a Crime If a Child Is with You

By Gary E. Gerson |

Many crimes become more serious if the victims are children.  Even if the child has not suffered physical harm because of the defendant’s actions, the mere presence, or even potential presence, of a child can escalate the charges.  For example, selling drugs near a school is a worse crime than simply selling drugs.  Sexual… Read More »

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When a Cell Phone Becomes an Instrument of Crime

By Gary E. Gerson |

When is it a crime simply to have a phone in your possession?  It depends.  In general, almost anyone is free to have a phone.  You do not even have to have a license for it, like you do to buy a firearm or drive a car.  You do not even have to be… Read More »

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Cell Phones Are Often a Source of Incriminating Evidence in Sex Crimes Cases

By Gary E. Gerson |

Most cases of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment go unreported.  Sometimes the abusers intimidate them into keeping the abuse a secret, and even if that does not happen, the victims sometimes fear that no one will believe them or that the people closest to them will blame them for what happened.  Sometimes they do… Read More »

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Is Prison Boot Camp Better or Worse Than Just Plain Old Doing Time?

By Gary E. Gerson |

Everyone’s prison experience is different.  It depends on several factors, including the crime for which you are being sentenced, any previous convictions you have and, unfortunately, how well-connected you are. Celebrities who have been found guilty or are facing a trial sometimes consult prison coaches who advise them on how to cope with the… Read More »

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