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Understanding the difference between larceny and embezzlement

According to the National White Crime Collar Center, theft by employees, typically embezzlement, ranks high as one of the most prevalent and costly problems facing today's public and private business organizations. Understanding the difference between the two crimes is an important part of understanding the charges you face. The distinction is complex, but we'll try to explain them both.

Protect yourself from false accusations of sexual abuse

Teachers and other professionals who work with children often find themselves facing allegations of sexual abuse. A student gets a bad grade and accuses the teacher of misconduct. The teacher explains sexuality in class as part of the lesson, but in the retelling, the information gets misinterpreted.

Is your drug addiction treating a mental illness?

Drug addiction is a serious problem, whether it involves licit or illicit drugs. It becomes even more complex if someone is self-treating a mental illness by using illicit substances. This can land a person in the criminal justice system when all that was needed was proper mental health treatment. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, chronic drug abuse often occurs in conjunction with mental illnesses identified by the American Psychiatric Association. This includes disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some disorders actually have an increased risk of drug abuse:

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