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Child pornography charges can carry severe penalties

While the Internet makes it much quicker and less expensive than ever before to share helpful information, it also makes it faster and easier to share harmful information. Such is the case with child pornography, which is relatively widely distributed online.

Federal criminal charges present unique challenges

As with all court cases, most criminal charges get filed in the state courts both in the Jackson area and scattered across the rest of Kentucky. Any criminal charge, from a first-time DUI all the way up to a serious sex crime or a murder charge, filed in state court should be taken seriously.

Possible criminal charges for Social Security fraud

A previous post on this blog talked about how the Social Security Administration has plans to monitor the social media accounts of those who apply for disability benefits. The plan is for the federal government to be able to use Social Security applicants' activity on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to look for evidence that they have filed a false claim for Social Security Disability benefits. Applicants may say that they are unable to work when, in fact, their reported medical problems are either non-existent or, at best, grossly exaggerated.

A first-time domestic violence charge must be taken seriously

People in Jackson, Kentucky, probably know that family quarrels can get heated. Spouses and significant others may say things they don't mean and behave in ways they would never dream of behaving in front of a stranger or those outside of their family circle.

Overview of domestic violence laws in Kentucky

Anyone can get in to family squabbles. People say what they do not mean, and a fight can oftentimes end with a lot of shouting and commotion. While there is nothing wrong with this per se, sometimes people can cross the lines and get physical in a family fight or a fight with their spouse or significant other.

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