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Weinstein Fired for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

In light of a recent article documenting numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded with his brother.

After Alleged Sexual Misconduct Harvey Weinstein Fired From His Company

Last week, The New York Times published a scathing article detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood heavy-weight Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein is responsible for movies “Shakespeare in Love,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The King’s Speech” and “Django Unchained” among numerous others.

Equifax Data Breach and Internet Crime

In August, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that over 140 million had their information compromised after a data breach took place between May and July.

Internet Crime and the Equifax Data Breach

It has now been reported that economic losses of $125 million spurred by the breach were among the largest on record ever recorded. If you have been affected by Internet crime and identity theft, there are things you can do.

The Holiday Season is the Biggest Time For Crime

The holiday season is often the biggest time for crime. If you’ve been accused of committing a crime during the holidays, you’ll want to know just what you’ll need to avoid jail time the rest of 2017 and in 2018.

The Biggest Crime Season is the Holidays

The most common crimes that occur during the holiday season are the following:

Juvenile or Student Drug Offenses

At the Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman, we represent people facing serious drug charges and drug-related offenses under both California and federal law, including juvenile or student drug offenses. Being accused of a drug offense when you are a teen can have long lasting repercussions. Below we examine why teens are drawn to drug use. We also review what the potential repercussions are if your teen in convicted of possession.

Teens and Drug Use

We know that drug use us harmful to not only your physical but emotional health and happiness. Friends and family members can be greatly affected as well. Therefore, it’s crucial that if your teen has turned to drug use that you do all you can to get them help before it turns into a legal issue.

A National Tragedy: Police Violence and the Black Community

An Ongoing Parade of Police Violence

The country of late has been front-and-center witness to an ongoing parade of police violence, particularly against young black men. Since the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to Freddie Grey’s death in a Baltimore police van in April of this year, there has been a steady stream of fatal incidents involving the police and black men, for the most part, young men. And these are just the incidents that have made national headlines.

At the center of these violent endings to black lives lies the violation of a trust that we, the American public, have long chosen to place in the men and women that are charged with enforcing our laws. That trust entails only enforcing the law, does not include the power of judge, jury, and executioner as a small number of officers seem to think. It goes without saying that the job of police officers is a highly dangerous one, sometimes requiring split-second life or death decisions. Yet, almost all of the recent headline grabbing killings have resulted from circumstances in which there was no split second decision, there was an opportunity for a choice.

Is Cyberbullying a Crime?

As more and more teens take to the Internet and social media as part of their everyday lives, bullying has gone from hallways and locker-rooms to Facebook and Twitter. But is cyberbullying legally considered a crime? And if so, how do you protect your kids and also protect your kids from being falsely accused of it?

What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is defined as the use of the Internet and/or mobile technology to harass, intimidate, annoy, or cause harm to another. While bullying is not a new thing, it has become far more prevalent and some might say harsher now that it has moved to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as text messages and emails. Now bullying can be viewed by peers and acquaintances, causing a much wider spread of embarrassment, shame, and depression. Almost all 50 states have cyberbullying laws in place, or at least electronic harassment provisions.

Internet Crime and Your Defense

As internet crime becomes more prevalent across the U.S., it’s important to know how to protect yourself against it, but also to know how to protect yourself if you are accused of it.

People Fear Internet Crime and Want More Security

According to a survey of 2,028 U.S. adults conducted in September by the Harris Poll, nearly 3 out of 4 adults have change their online behaviors as a result of the threat of cybercrime. That means that 74% of those surveyed believe that they needed to change their habits in order to remain safe when using the internet.

Bail and How Bail Bonds Work

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious crime, chances are you will need to secure a bail bond to be released from jail. While most people’s knowledge or interaction with bail bonds is likely limited – you might imagine a judge banging his gavel and yelling “Bail is set at 1 million” – this is not quite how bail bonds work. You might also have seen numerous ads and commercials advertising bail bonds, but until you’ve dealt directly with needing to post bail, chances are you will need to brush up on your bail bond knowledge.

What Does “Bail” Mean?

Bail is an agreement that is made between the court and the defendant, in which the defendant agrees to post a certain amount of money in order to ensure that they will return to their scheduled court date. When the defendant returns to court on that day, as has been stated in the agreement, they get their money back.

The Trouble with Eyewitness Testimony

Eyewitness Testimony…the Gold Standard?

Eyewitness testimony is understood by most people to be the gold standard when it comes to reconstructing the details of certain events that haven’t been documented by any other means. This belief comes into question when any number of people can witness a crime in progress and later report substantially different accounts than others witness present at the same event. Seemingly obvious items like gender, hair color, or if the person was wearing a hat can vary. In is further astounding when those same witnesses will later provide totally different details of the incident to another questioner.

Willie Reed Facing Domestic Violence Charges

Willie Reed of the Los Angeles Clippers was arrested and jailed on a misdemeanor battery charges. He allegedly attacked his wife following an argument.

Charges of Domestic Violence Against Willie Reed

According to Reed’s wife, the basketball center dragged her across the apartment, pulled her hair and grabbed her by the wrist during an argument this past Saturday night in Miami.

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