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Understanding bribery and extortion

There has been a lot of talk about quid pro quos, bribery and extortion in the news lately. The latter two terms are the ones that people (government and public officials as well as others) are more likely to find themselves hearing in court. Let's take a look at those.

Understanding kidnapping and confinement charges

When most people think of kidnapping, they picture the situations they've seen on TV or in the movies where the child or spouse of a wealthy person is abducted and held until a hefty ransom is paid. Most people who are charged with kidnapping, however, aren't involved in doing anything that elaborate. Kidnapping charges are, however, very serious.

Know how it works when you 'plead the Fifth'

Almost every American adult probably knows that he or she can "plead the Fifth" and rely on his or her Constitutional right against self-incrimination. However, there are some rules that go along with relying on that Fifth Amendment that you should understand in order to fully protect yourself.

Are you addicted to distracted driving?

It can seem like no big deal to check an incoming notification on your phone, but each notification puts you in danger of getting into an accident. A 2017 study shows that drivers use their phones for three and a half minutes per every hour that they drive, and that smartphones are used in 88 percent of all trips.

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