Drug Crimes – A Growing Problem For Our Youth

June 2nd, 2020 by admin No comments »

It used to be that the adult world was the only one affected by drug crimes. That is no longer the case as children as young as elementary school age are now being caught selling and abusing drugs. The following article will take a closer look at what is happening with the younger generation and drugs.

Pretty much everyone, at one time or another during their youth, was told by a parent the dangers of accepting candy from people we did not know. We can now appreciate that our parents were trying to protect us from unknowingly taking drugs or getting involved in crimes related to drugs. Today we cannot be so subliminal about it with our children. We have no choice but to talk to our children directly about drugs. There is no room for beating around the bush.

Our parents were mainly worried about us getting drugs from questionable adults. However, in this day and age, kids are providing them to others kids right at school. This makes it very important for us to educate our own children about drugs and what is acceptable and not acceptable. The “don’t take candy from strangers” approach is no longer effective when trying to prevent drug abuse and crime.

We all know about how bad influences can directly affect a kid’s life. This is why it is so important for us to know who our children’s friends are. This will not guarantee that our children will not fall victims to the growing rate of drug crimes in schools. However, it can help decrease the chances of it happening.

Many kids in this day and age are getting drugs from the medicine cabinets in their home to sell or distribute at school. Yes, you read that right. It is important for you to monitor any medication you may be taking. Do not hesitate to count the pills left in the bottle and keep counting them. Keep all medication out of easy access of your kids. Even if you do not believe your child would take your pills, it is best to keep them under lock and key.

If your child has access to the internet, you should track his online activity closely. There is software available you can install on your child’s computer that will log each keystroke he makes. Everything he types can be sent to your email address.

Lastly, if you stay active in knowing what is going on in the lives of your children, you will greatly reduce the chances that will be become involved in drug crimes of any kind. Keep in regular contact with their educators and their friends’s parents. If things seem amiss, they probably are. Discovering issues quickly can help to decrease any chances of drug trouble your kids may become afflicted with.

In a perfect world we would not have to worry about drug crimes when it comes to our kids. This is not a perfect world, though, and knowledge is the best way to help your children. Stay informed.

Understanding White Collar Crimes

June 2nd, 2020 by admin No comments »

White collar crimes are perhaps the most commonly committed crimes that happen today. And just like any type of crime, white collar crimes come with punishments. Sure, the punishment may not be as harsh as robbing a bank or committing a murder, but the punishments can be quite harsh on a person’s wallet and, yes, there are individuals who do spend time behind bars. Take Martha Steward, for example. She was found committing what can be considered a white collar crime and she ended up serving time for what she did.

But what exactly are white collar crimes? Many individuals wonder what the difference between a white collar crime and other types of crimes. Some don’t think there is a difference at all. The truth is that there is a difference.

What is it?

A white collar crime is a very intricate crime. A white collar crime is a crime committed by a person while working within their occupation. In other words, it is a crime that involves the work that a person is doing. For example, individuals may embezzle money out of the business. This is considered a white collar crime. A cashier may be found dipping into the register. They may just be fired for this crime or the company may decide to take criminal action against them.

One of the most common white collar crimes is bankruptcy fraud. This is where an individual may not report all of their assets when filing bankruptcy. A company may also commit the same crime. This is considered fraud because it is possible to receive money back from the creditors in order to assist in getting back on your feet. If assets are not considered and this money is received, then that can be considered stealing. This is something that seems to be occurring every single day.

Computer crime is also a growing white collar crime. Computer crime can range anywhere from identity theft to insider trading. If it involves a computer that is being used to access the Internet and commit a crime, then it is considered a white collar crime. This is something that poses a very stiff penalty. There are individuals serving prison time for computer crimes and they are serving rather long sentences.

The punishments

Many of the punishments are done in the way of paying high fines for the crimes committed, but it really depends on the crime that has been committed. It is almost inevitable that someone who goes to prison has to pay exorbitant fines as well. This is so they can compensate the individuals they have hurt through their white collar crimes. Some people are so rich that this doesn’t hurt them and they have no trouble getting back on their feet when it is all said and done. But there are other individuals who are not so lucky.

So if you ever hear the term “white collar crime,” you now know what it is. It is a very intricate crime. Usually, a person has to do a lot of scheming and planning when it comes to committing these crimes. Being that they are usually committed in the workplace, they have to find ways to get around tight systems and the eyes of everyone they work with. But the truth is that these individuals are frequently caught. Hardly anyone gets away with dipping into funds or doing other things that result in financial gain for them. The evidence is usually so extravagant that it is hard to get away with one of these crimes. Many systems that businesses implement are simply too advanced to be manipulated for long.

Steps to Take When Charged With a Crime

March 17th, 2020 by admin No comments »

If one is charged with a crime, the criminal justice system can be a very scary and complicated system. There are a variety of parties involved with a criminal case such as defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges. If you are charged with a crime, it is important to know what steps to take to ensure that your rights are protected.

1. If you are charged with a crime and find yourself sitting in jail, the first step to do is get a bail bondsmen to bail you out of jail. Once you are no longer in jail, you will have the ability to effectively deal with the criminal charges. It is important not to speak to the authorities until you have retained an attorney because any information you give can be used against you in trial.

2. Once you have been released from jail, you need to find a high-quality attorney to represent you. It is never recommended to represent your self in a criminal trial. A defense attorney will know all of the ‘ins and outs’ of the legal system as well as the legal process. The lawyer you choose will be one that can effectively convey your side of the case, and will be involved in communicating with the prosecutor, witnesses, expert witnesses, and gathering evidence and preparing the case for the criminal trial. Ask the attorney if he or she was once a criminal a prosecutor. A former criminal prosecutor will know exactly how the prosecution of the case will unfold. The attorney should have experience in criminal law.

3. Once you have located a defense attorney, call and make an appointment. You will normally have a consultation appointment that is often free. There you will discuss your case and present your side. It is important that you ask the attorney questions about their knowledge and experience in criminal law as well as your particular case.

If you cannot afford an attorney, you are entitled to a legal aid lawyer. When you apply to Legal Aid, you must provide financial information so they can determine whether you are eligible for aid.

4. Not every criminal case goes to trial. It may not be in your best interest to go to trial. In this case, you should have a defense Lawyer that can negotiate a plea. The attorney will be able to explain your options and work on your behalf to get the best plea deal.

5. Trial can be a complicated process. If you go to trial, the defense lawyer will be responsible for gathering all evidence that includes the prosecution’s witness list, prosecution’s evidence, your witnesses, expert witnesses…etc. Your attorney will also prepare for the case, prepare your witnesses, and present the case. It is important to have a criminal defense attorney with wide-ranging experience trying cases in front of a jury.

Marketing, Promoting and Advertising Your Business

February 28th, 2020 by admin No comments »

One thing that goes without saying in today’s business world, is that regardless of the nature of your home based business, a website is an absolute MUST. Whether you have a product or service to sell, whether local or global, your business will go nowhere fast if you don’t have an online presence. If you need internet marketing help, you’ve landed on the right article. I’ll give you some home based business marketing ideas that will help you promote your business successfully.

The first step is choosing a domain name and getting it registered. You can build your own website (if you have the time) and host it yourself or you can have everything done by another company (if you have the money). Either way, you have many options and tools at your disposal that can align with your business plan and budget. Also note that you can still start your own home based business even if you don’t have a product or service to sell. There are thousands of individuals and companies that have products you can sell for them while earning a commission, called affiliate marketing.

Of the many business marketing strategies known to man, internet marketing is, hands down, the best strategy to use for promoting a home based business as it is the cheapest method and has the potential for reaching millions of people all over the globe. Driving traffic to your site through online resources is like killing two birds with one stone. You can tackle print advertising by writing articles and publishing them to directories and ezines and by submitting ads to the many available (and most of them free) classified ad sites. Online media advertising encompasses writing press releases and distributing them to press release sites. One of the biggest and most popular online advertising trends today is via social media advertising through sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn where you build relationships with your customers. Forums and communities are also great ways to build relationships which helps promote your home based business in the long run. Simply Google your market or industry with the word ‘forum’ or ‘community’ behind it and search for one or two that seem to be the best fit for you.

All of these methods of online advertising contribute to search engine optimization (SEO), which is to say improving your online visibility and escalating in the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Your goal is to claim the #1 spot in the organic search results (the results on the left, not the right side which are paid ads). This is where your traffic will come from. If you are 800 in the list of search results, no one is ever going to see your site because very few people have the time or patience to scroll through 800 search results. Research shows that people typically won’t even scroll past 4 or 5 search results, let alone 800.

Can you grasp the importance of internet marketing for any business? If you are new to the internet marketing phenomenon and don’t know exactly where to start, there are many great programs or systems online that walk you through every aspect of marketing your online business. A lot of these systems were created by online entrepreneurs who have spent thousands of their own dollars trying to figure it all out over the years and finally DID. Their sacrifices have made it easier for newbies to become successful at their own online home based business. If you are new to running your own home based business, I recommend you find a great system (do your research, read reviews, ask questions in forums) and start marketing your home business from there. Don’t waste the time and money that so many of us have in going it alone, without a proven system, as it will just set you back further and hinder your progress.