The Duffy Law Criminal Defense Blog

If Another Students Reports Me For COVID-19 Violations, What Are My Options?

Colleges and universities across the country have created specific policies concerning COVID-19, which often require face coverings and social distancing, and include restrictions on social gatherings and off-campus visitors. In many cases, institutions have clarified that student violations of COVID-19 safety policies may result in sanctions according to the college or university code of conduct,...

Sextortion and Pornography Crime Scams

New Haven Criminal Defense Lawyers Representing Clients in Sextortion and Pornography Crime Scams When you are on the computer or sending emails on your smartphone, it is easy to click on websites and links without even realizing what images and content you are accessing. Sometimes people unknowingly access websites that place unlawful material on their...

Doing Time in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Before the coronavirus pandemic, an increasing number of people were coming to the realization that prisons were over-crowded, that over-incarceration was itself a critical societal problem, and that the half-century “civil war on crime” was both ill-conceived and racially discriminatory. Too many people were doing too much time. Now, the global reach of Covid-19 and...

The Difference Between Bribery, Extortion, and Quid Pro Quo

Two federal crimes that have garnered national attention lately are bribery and extortion.  Many people wonder “what are the differences between bribery and extortion?” Consider these key differences and be sure to consult with an experienced attorney if you’re facing bribery or extortion charges yourself. Bribery Bribery is a white-collar crime. Per the Legal Information...
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