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Types of email scams to watch out for

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has identified the 12 most common types of email scams to land in an inbox. With internet crimes on the steep incline, an individual should be extremely diligent in making sure personal information is protected. Let's look at some types of emails to watch out for.

Is there a law against cyberbullying in Florida?

With the explosion of the current social media culture comes a form of bullying in a league all its own. Cyberbullying has become a significant problem among today's youth. In 2017 in Florida alone, there have been several teen deaths by suicide due to constant cyberbullying from peers. This type of bullying can take place in the form of social media posts, text messages, or even unwanted photographs and videos taken without permission. Because of these methods, often times the parents of a youth are unaware the bullying is even taking place until it is too late.

Men arrested in child pornography bust

Internet sex crimes are very serious. Although they may be seen as particularly heinous, everyone deserves fair and experience defense in such situations. Recently, a South Florida man was accused of possessing a large amount of pornographic images in which young children are seen in various sex acts.

Help when facing internet crimes accusations

Individuals accused of internet and computer crimes can face serious and ongoing potential penalties and consequences stemming from the charges and accusations they are facing. Many important rights of accused individuals are implicated in internet crimes charges including privacy rights and protections against unlawful search and seizure which is why it is important for individuals accuse of any crime, including computer crimes, to be familiar with their criminal defense rights and protections.

Man arrested for child pornography probation violations

Some criminal charges involving internet crimes, including child pornography charges, can have a lifetime of implications for accused individuals when considering possible probation and sex offender registry requirements. A former disc jockey was recently arrested in Florida for alleged probation violations related to a previous conviction for possessing child pornography. The man was arrested after a probation officer allegedly found 3 computers and 33 USB hard devices.

What are common internet crimes?

Internet crimes require a strong defense because of the serious penalties and consequences an individual accused of committing certain internet crimes may face. Because computers are such a common part of our daily lives, many people may wonder what constitutes an internet crime. Internet crimes can include a variety of online activities so it is important to be familiar with what they are.

17 men in Florida charged with internet crimes

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of internet crimes. A total of 17 men were recently arrested in a nearby Florida community for soliciting sex from children via the internet. Authorities reported the child sex sting involved undercover detectives posing as underage children online and talking with individuals in both chat rooms and via instant message.

Charges of internet crimes require a strong defense

Internet crimes were not something that was around several decades ago but can carry potentially serious consequences for individuals accused of committing them. As is true of all criminal allegations, accusations and charges, individuals accused of committing internet crimes have important legal protections to be familiar with. Because criminal allegations and charges can threaten an accused individual's freedom, it is important to understand the protections in place through the criminal justice system for accused individuals.

Building a strong criminal defense case under the Communications Decency Act, P.2

Last time, we began looking at the Communications Decency Act and the immunity it offers to website owners whose pages are used to engage in human trafficking and other crimes. As we noted, the federal law does currently protect website owners from the illegal activities or communications of website users, but immunity doesn’t apply when the website owner violates federal law.

Building a strong criminal defense case under the Communications Decency Act

In our last post, we mentioned some of the criticisms against a proposed amendment to the Communications Decency Act. The measure, known as the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, proposes to remove protections for websites where sex trafficking advertising occurs, and allows for prosecution of individuals and businesses suspected of violating the law.

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