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March 2017 Archives

Hactivism may have good intentions but it's still illegal

Activists who wanted to make a point or have an effect on society used to have to take to the streets in public protest or haunt congressional floors -- now they often sit behind computers and look for ways to stop corruption by exposing the secrets hidden inside personal, corporate and governmental computers.

The 'fun' of binge drinking can have serious consequences

A young driver who has been engaged in binge drinking before getting behind the wheel will obviously be a threat to other motorists. If a police officer arrests the driver for frunk driving or underage drinking and driving, the person will face stiff penalties. However, it may be a blessing in disguise, considering other possible consequences of drunk driving.

4 reminders about survivor benefit plans and military divorces

Survivor benefit plan (SBP) coverage is one area of military divorces that can be particularly confusing -- but it's incredibly important to make sure that you understand what needs to be done to enforce the SBP coverage. Otherwise, the SBP award may lapse, and it cannot be reinstated.

Can a judge reject the plea deal you made with the prosecution?

Many people who are faced with the possibility of a lengthy trial, a longer incarceration and the loss of their personal and professional reputation as details of their activities become public knowledge, choose to accept a plea deal rather than take their case to trial. It's important to understand, however, that plea deals aren't always honored by the judge.

Don't be intimidated into a plea deal that's unfair

Since the 1980's, when the United States starting seeing the introduction of mandatory minimum sentences and "tough on crime" laws, there's been a steady transference of power away from the judges and the nation's people—and directly into the hands of the nation's prosecutors.

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