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Police Officer Tactics

If you have ever been arrested and questioned by police, you know how frightening that situation can be. Police officers and investigators will use any number of tactics to get a confession from you. Below we outline what it means to be arrested, and the tactics to be aware of should you be arrested.

Being Arrested by a Police Officer

When you are arrested by a police officer, there is a specific set of events that occur. A police officer must follow legal procedures from arrest to actual placement of a suspect in jail. It’s important to be aware of what these procedures are, as if any of these are violated, a criminal defense attorney may be able to build a strong defense off of those violations.

Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Misconduct

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, multiple women have stepped forward with sexual misconduct allegations against director of Rush Hour and X Men: The Last Stand, Brett Ratner.

Sexual Misconduct Charges Against Brett Ratner

Six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, have stepped forward to accuse director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct. The director denies all of the claims.

Bail Reform Gains Momentum

This past week one of California’s top judges came out in support of overhauling the current pretrial system of how bail is set. The movement’s main goal is to eliminate cash bail, thus making it easier for those with poorer income to “make bail.”

Momentum Increases for Bail Reform

The recent proposal, outlined by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye requires approval by state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown. A bail reform bill passed the state Senate this year, but was not passed by the state Assembly.

#MeToo and Sex Crime Charges

Chances are you have seen #MeToo on social media these days. The movement, in which people share their experiences to raise awareness about the scope of the problem of sexual harassment, swelled over the weekend.

Sex Crime Charges and the #MeToo Campaign

The #MeToo movement was started years ago by activist Tarana Burke but swelled this weekend to a 4.7 million people engagement after actress Alyssa Milano posted the message. Within 24 hours, 12 million posts had been made to Facebook along with over 825,000 tweets. More than 45 percent of people in the U.S. are Facebook friends with a person who has posted a “Me Too” status update.

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.

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