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August 2015 Archives

How to Look Up Your Criminal Record

Anyone can find your criminal record by looking you up on a local criminal database using your Social Security number, date of birth and any other identifying data. If you are considering applying for a new job, you may be concerned about what might appear. The first step in looking up your records is talking with an attorney in Rockville about whether your state has a criminal record database.

What Are the Different Types of Cybercrime?

Cyber crime near Rockville is an even bigger risk now because of the sheer number of connected people and devices. The simplest definition of cyber crime is a crime involving some kind of computer or cyber aspect. From there, cyber crime can take a variety of unique shapes and formats, which depend on the skill-set and goals of the cyber criminals.

Relative Harms: Marijuana vs. The World [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thumbnail3-1000-ffccccccTransparent-3333-0.20.3-1.pngOne of the most significant issues of the day is the legalization of marijuana. Many states, including Maryland, have legalized medical marijuana, but the complexity of the law means that you can still be arrested, jailed, and fined for possession, even if you have a medical necessity. The question that takes center stage in the debate over marijuana is whether legalizing it opens the door to more people using a potentially dangerous substance. However, studies have shown time and time again that marijuana is less addictive and safer than harder drugs as well as legal substances many people use daily, such as nicotine and alcohol. Learn more about how marijuana compares to other drugs in this infographic from The Law Office of Michael S. Rothman. Contact us when you need a lawyer in Rockville for drug offenses, cybercrime, DUI, or other criminal charges, and please share this information with your family and friends. 

UNDERSTANDING MONEY LAUNDERING

99574784-1000-ffccccccWhite-3333-0.20.3-1.pngMoney laundering happens in nearly every country in the world. The rise in global financial markets over the years has made money laundering easier than ever, especially with countries' bank-secrecy laws directly connected to countries with bank-reporting laws. In its simplest form, money laundering is the practice of taking money from one source and making it look like it came from another source. Maryland residents accused of this and other types of cyber crimes should retain counsel immediately.

A LOOK AT ASSET FORFEITURE AND WHITE COLLAR CRIME

T3-1000-ffccccccTransparent-3333-0.20.3-1.pngIf you've been accused of a white collar crime in Rockville, your lawyer may warn you that the government may seize your valuable assets. The government routinely seizes the assets of individuals convicted of narcotics trafficking and illegal arms trafficking, along with those convicted of a white collar crime such as securities fraud. These assets are then put up for sale at public auctions. The proceeds are distributed to the victims of the crimes and to law enforcement agencies.

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