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The Internet can be a blessing and a curse for Atlanta residents

Thanks to advancements in technology, we now have the ability to access just about any piece of information we want within seconds. For those who own smartphones, accessing information is even easier than ever and can happen on the go. But while a majority of people across Georgia and the nation enjoy the ease at which they can surf the Internet, such access should be considered both a blessing and a curse.

When blowing the whistle constitutes a crime

Here in the United States, federal laws -- called whistleblower protection laws -- guard employees from adverse employment after they report unsafe working conditions or other violations of state and federal laws. These protections are much appreciated by employees all across the nation as they encourage employees to speak up and take civil action against employers who are believed to be breaking the law.

What really constitutes entrapment?

In the 1999 film "Entrapment," starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jones' character convinces Connery, an aged thief, to help her steal an expensive piece of art. Because of the title of the movie, and the shenanigans that ensued, a lot of people across the nation probably believed that this was an example of entrapment. There are some who may still believe this to this day.

An attorney can help fight identity theft charges

Not many people may be aware of the emotional trauma and the ramifications of being unjustly accused of a crime. As discussed last week on this blog, it can take years to rebuild one's life after facing criminal charges for something and many people may not understand what the Atlanta resident is going through. But lawyers at our firm understand and can help you.

What is identity theft?

It takes years to build up a name-hard work and commitment are required to ensure one's name remains in good standing. When that name is stolen and all that hard work wasted, it can severely impact the rest of the Atlanta citizen's life. One instance when someone's personal data is stolen in order to use it for fraud or deception leading to economic gain is known as identity theft. Personal data includes social security numbers, credit card numbers and bank account information.

Criminal investigation leads to arrest of married couple

When people are arrested and charged with robbery and identity theft in Atlanta and surrounding areas, there are many issues they will have to consider as the case moves forward. Since identity theft has become so prevalent with the number of people using credit and purchasing items online, identity theft laws are in place to try and stop these activities and punish those who are convicted. Given the serious penalties that are possible for those convicted, it's imperative to know how to move forward when lodging a defense.

Five arrested in Georgia identity theft ring

Identity theft can take many different forms. Whether it involves social security numbers, checks, mail, credit cards or more, this type of crime can carry severe consequences. Recently, an extensive identify theft operation was caught by law enforcement. The case shows how complex such operations can be and the serious penalties that accompany it.

What is identity theft?

If you are facing federal theft charges, it is very important to understand the nature of the charges you face. There are a number of different types of theft, including robbery, shoplifting and cyber crimes such as identity theft. Penalties vary depending on the nature of the crime, but can be serious.

Man accused of identity theft, stealing thousands from banks

Gone are the days when theft only referred to robbery or physical possession of stolen property-in today's technologically advanced era theft of thousands of dollars can take place without ever leaving the confines of one's own home. Among the various types of theft, the one growing at the fastest rate in the nation may be identity theft. This is when someone's personal information-social security number, PIN numbers, credit history-are obtained either by illegally accessing government or financial institutions or through stealing mail, wallets and debit or credit cards.

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