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Stay Safe From Cyber Criminals

  • By James Cummings
  • Aug 27, 2015

Today, it is easier than ever for cyber criminals to hack into devices and steal private information. With many people using their smart phones for things like banking and home security, it is important that your phone is properly protected. Here are some precautions to take to keep the information on your smart phone out of the hands of cyber criminals.  

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The dangers of drinking and driving are well-known. Impaired drivers are less likely to devote their full time and attention to their driving, and as a result an accident can happen. Fighting a DWI can be scary, but with the help of a strategic legal partner, a solid defense can be established. One of the most common defenses is to attack the field sobriety test results. And in a decent number of cases, the results have been found to be invalid. The invalidity of the test hinges on several things, a common theme being that the test result is a “false positive”. Other common areas of error include operator error and equipment malfunction. Any of these things can lead to a test result that is not valid, which provides a strong defense to a DWI charge. But, in today’s technology filled world, a new form of dangerous driving exists: the text and drive scenario.  

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Keeping Your Cell Phone Private

  • By James Cummings
  • Jul 17, 2014

If you’ve ever had your phone crash without it being backed up to the cloud, you quickly learn how dependent we are on our cell phones. Today’s phones do more than just make calls, they house your contact information, email, calendar, bank balances, and much more. So it’s only natural to want to keep the information stored on your phone private. When you are accused of a crime, your phone may be one of the first places authorities want to look, to see where you’ve been, who you’ve called, and what types of patterns are established in your daily routine. 

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