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Is insider trading legal?

Insider trading is considered a white collar crime because it is usually committed by people who have access to sensitive information. Therefore they are likely to already be employed by a corporate firm when they commit the crime.

It is an act of trading based on information that has not yet been made available to the public. If the information has already become public, then it is likely that the act itself is not illegal.

The varying types of computer crimes

With the constantly broadening use of digital technology in our day-to-day lives, the ways in which computers can be used to engage in unlawful activity is also growing. Unlawful activity can occur both in a corporate environment or at home. The computer or the use of the internet is seen simply as an intermediary tool from which to commit a crime, and it can be possible to commit the crime in question without the use of a computer or the internet. Computer-related crimes are commonly fraud or larceny, but it could be almost any crime.

Computer crimes that are often considered "white collar crimes"

The consequences of operating a vehicle impaired

In Ohio, what is often called driving under the influence (DUI) in other states is referred to as operating a vehicle impaired (OVI). The consequences of an OVI in Ohio depend largely on whether it is your first offense or whether you have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol multiple times in the past.

The consequences of an OVI in Ohio

The most common mistakes in high asset divorce

Going through a divorce is always a terrible experience to deal with, no matter the circumstances. However, when going through a high asset divorce where a lot is at stake, it can be even more stressful. The good thing about going through a divorce, however, is that no matter the circumstances, there have always been people who have been through similar experiences. Therefore, it's a good idea to try to learn from their mistakes.

Do not be a pushover in order to speed things up

3 consequences of a OVI guilty plea

Facing DUI charges is a serious yet common situation. You might not realize your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, or you might find yourself without a designated driver. Any number of problems can precede OVI charges and jeopardize your life, your future and your freedom. It is essential to be aware of the consequences that can result from entering a guilty plea in court.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 2.2 percent of adults in Ohio admit to driving after drinking too much--and this is compared to the national average of 1.9 percent. If you have driven after drinking and got caught doing so, consider these reason why you should fight the charges:

Hire these 2professionals during your divorce

If you're involved in a divorce that's complicated -- especially if there are a lot assets involved and no easy way to simply divide things up and move forward -- you already know that you need an experienced attorney to help you.

However, you may not realize that it's also time to get some other professional help -- help that can keep you from making some big mistakes during the next few months (or years) while your divorce is pending. Considering hiring the following professional help right after you hire your attorney:

That's not mine! Can your roommate's drug habit put you in jail?

If you're striking out on your own at college this year, you need to understand how the law works regarding drugs and something called constructive possession.

Should you ever be in the situation where one of your roommates brings the police down on your heads in a drug raid, resist the temptation to say, "That's not mine!" if drugs are found. In fact, try to say nothing at all, especially if asked any questions about your knowledge of the drugs.

Why are modern divorces getting angrier?

While divorce attorneys everywhere are singing the praises of collaborative divorces and mediation before litigation, the real trend seems to be rushing toward immediate conflict in the courtroom.

Divorces are getting angrier. Clients are still fighting over the same old things: How much spousal support and child support each is going to pay, who is getting custody of the kids and who gets the house instead of the stock options or other assets.

Methadone plays key role in trial over trooper's death

Was a driver too drugged to be behind the wheel because of the methadone prescription he was taking? Was just getting behind the wheel itself an act of recklessness that deserves serious prison time?

That's the question facing an Ohio jury over a car wreck that killed a Highway Patrol officer as he directed traffic near a Lakewood exit.

Military pensions and divorce: Separate fact from fiction

When you've separated from your spouse and are seeking a divorce, it's also important to separate fact from fiction where your military pension is concerned -- otherwise, you may end up making a serious mistake.

Here are some important facts that you should know:

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