A town councilman from Chesapeake Beach has entered an Alford plea to a charge that he violated the state's wiretap laws. By entering the Alford plea, he is not admitting guilt. Rather, he is acknowledging that the state has enough evidence to bring the charge. He was fined $2,500 and put on supervised probation for three years.
As we cruise on into the Memorial Day weekend, it's a good idea to remind the residents of Prince Georges County to be careful not to get arrested on drunk driving charges.
The role of the eyewitness in a criminal case is rather controversial. To the general public, the eyewitness appears to be trustworthy. Many witnesses have no reason to lie -- so the jury may assume that they are telling the truth and giving an accurate account.
Federal charges often have more gravity than equivalent state charges. Suspected interstate criminal behavior can complicate charges and worsen penalties, and federal prosecutors may prove more difficult to negotiate with for lower charges. Complex aspects of federal law, such as immigration or taxation, may require help to translate the meanings of charges and understand the impact of a prosecutor's evidence.
Computer fraud is a common crime all across the country these days. These crimes only continue to get worse as technology advances. Victims of computer fraud can be of any age, but many victims are senior citizens who fall for scams sent via email. Today, we will discuss the most common types of computer fraud in this post so you can be on the lookout at all times.