Internet crimes come in many forms, and violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can get you into trouble with the law, even though you're not what you think of when you think of a criminal. Many people have been caught off-guard by being arrested for pirating software, music or videos off the Internet, and if you're accused of copyright infringement, you need to work quickly to build a defense.
Sexual assault charges can occur for a number of reasons, but the story that has been reported in the news draws attention to a problem that could occur more in the age of the Internet. When teens and adults get online, it's simple for one person to lie about his or her age or even to look past age because of not seeing a person in person; the problem is that the law is very strict and in favor of the alleged victim in these cases. If a person is a minor and the other is within a few years of age, any kind of sexual relationship might be forgiven. Outside that age range, there begins to be problems, like in this case.
If you're accused of a homicide or murder, it's important that you're able to defend yourself. It can be easy for the prosecution and media to make you look like the bad person when you're really the victim in the situation. Not all killings are intentional, and you could be mistaken for someone else. That's why your attorney needs to be there to protect you from the start.
When you're underage and going to school, you may make mistakes when you're experimenting with new things. Being accused of a serious drug crime can be terrifying. You may not know where to turn or how this could affect you in the long term. Fortunately, the rules for drug penalties are clear, and even if you're charged as an adult, you can fight the charges placed against you.