Tag: Crime

What are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

You’ve likely heard the terms “misdemeanor” and “felony” before. However, do you know the actual differences between the two?

Antiquated Laws Still on the Books

Plenty of laws make it on the books for one reason or another, then stay there for decades. How many of these odd laws have you heard of before?

What Crimes Make Someone a Sex Offender?

You’ve probably heard of the sex offender registry before. Established in 2006, the registry is supposed to be a way for the public to stay informed about convicted offenders in their neighborhood. Each state maintains its own registry. As such, the specific requirements for registration and public notification vary from state to state. These registries Read More…

7 Easy Ways to Foil Porch Pirates

You may have heard the term “porch pirates” recently. It’s a phrase used to describe people who steal packages off other people’s front porches. Though the phenomenon is not necessarily an epidemic, it may feel like it. Especially when you see the proliferation of Ring doorbell and security camera videos capturing these scurvy dogs. If you’ve Read More…

Is Your Online Date a Felon?

Online dating is more popular than ever. With dozens of incredibly popular dating apps and websites, it’s common to set up a date with someone you’ve never met face-to-face. Most dates that are set-up through an app or website go off without a hitch (except, maybe, the lack of a connection). However, occasionally, there’s a Read More…

How to Establish a Neighborhood Watch

A neighborhood watch can be a great way to make your neighborhood a little safer. Although a call to 911 is effective, it takes time for police and other responders to react to calls. Even with the fastest response time, it may end up being too late to keep someone from being harmed. A better Read More…

Felon Voting Rights: An Explanation

Felon voting rights have been a hot-button topic in recent months, with plenty of opinions on either side of the fence. That wealth of opinion is incredibly obvious when you look at the various felon voting laws across the United States. States range from being very lenient with felons to incredibly strict, and everywhere in-between. Read More…

4 Ways to Find Out if Someone You Know Has Been in Jail

Determining whether someone has served jail time is an important part of keeping yourself safe, especially if you’re planning to spend time with that person in the future. Whether it’s a neighbor, a potential romantic partner, or just someone you’ve met recently, you need to know this person’s safe to be around. However, it’s not Read More…

6 Things You Didn’t Know Could Give You a Criminal Record

Most people know it’s important to stay aware of certain things from their past, especially when past events can affect future rewards. They keep an eye on their credit history for fear of being denied a house purchase or business loan. They think back on a bad relationship to inform what they want from a Read More…

Home Security Systems: DIY vs. Professional

Options for a good home security system used to be much simpler: you needed a deadbolt, a heavy door, and a solid baseball bat. However, as technology has advanced, it’s provided many more (and safer) options for protecting homes. A number of companies now provide home security monitoring. And still more provide technology that you Read More…