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In a nationwide sting earlier this summer, the FBI arrested 104 people accused of pimping out children. It was a huge bust involving 2,500 law enforcement officials, but when it comes to human trafficking, 104 arrests is just the tip of a very large iceberg. Human trafficking is the fastest-growing organized crime enterprise.
Police agencies across the country requested over 1.3 million cell phone records in 2011, according to the mobile phone companies. While warrants are usually required for police to obtain users’ personal data, carriers can waive the requirement in emergencies, leaving a large grey area in the law that the ACLU says is dangerous.
The Michigan Court of Appeals recently overturned a state ban on tasers and stun guns. The court said that a blanket ban on openly carrying the weapons in public would be unconstitutional.
The Lawyers.com criminal law forums should be one of your first stops if you’re grappling with a criminal legal problem or issue. Covering topics including traffic citations, DUI, juvenile crimes, misdemeanors and felonies, these forums are the place to ask questions and get answers before you hire a criminal lawyer.
A Utah teen got a court date after making threatening phone calls and giving an unwanted haircut to a toddler. Her sentence: Juvenile detention, community service and a haircut of her own. But her mom is now protesting the eye-for-an-eye punishment.