Normally when we think of people accused of Internet crimes, we assume the person is young enough to be computer savvy, which is somewhat necessary for sex crimes such as online solicitation of a minor. But a recent case in Wisconsin demonstrates that you don't have to be a young technical whiz to be suspected of such a crime.
When they first surfaced, free online classified websites such as Craigslist were a boon to people everywhere looking to sell items to others in their community. They could save the cost of a newspaper classified ad, adding to their profits from total strangers willing to purchase their used goods.
In the 40 or so years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs, law enforcement in the United States has yet to announce a subtantial victory. But police departments aren't about to stop fighting, and as they continue, the penalties seem to get higher and higher.
If you've been accused of a crime, you may be wondering what your chances are of being found not guilty. If the crime was reported by the media, members of the public may form strong opinions about you, regardless of your guilt or innocence. Although the court of public opinion has no legal say in the verdict, it can make your fight for justice feel like an uphill climb.
We're hearing more and more these days about people being arrested and accused of sex crimes against children. But is it because these crimes are on the rise, or simply that law enforcement agencies and prosecutors have pledged to more actively seek out these crimes and push for harsher sentences in reaction to public outrage?
If a person dies of a drug overdose, who should be held at fault? The individual who took the drugs, or the person who supplied them? That's the central issue in the case of a West Allis, Wisconsin, car dealership owner who's facing drug charges in connection with another man's death.
A Wisconsin man whose domestic partner was being investigated for an embezzlement crime has been accused of two felony sex crimes after police collected evidence from the men's home.
Although it should go without saying, those convicted of a sex offense against a child are generally prohibited from further contact with children during and after their sentence. Depending on the severity of the crime, this prohibition can extend throughout a sex offender's life.
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a lower court's ruling on a drug crime passes the smell test. Specifically, the smell detected by a chocolate Lab named Franky.