Is My Phone Listening to Me?

Many smartphone users around the world have reported something mysterious with their phones. Seemingly innocuous advertisements related to personal conversations are cropping up. While at the surface, this might seem innocent, it’s actually at the heart of a really big issue. Digital privacy and the potential for your phone to be recording your private conversations, … Read more

How to Hide an Ankle Monitor

Wearing an ankle monitor instead of spending time in prison can offer a significant amount of freedom. However, it can be embarrassing to constantly explain why you are wearing a GPS or SCRAM ankle monitor. There are a few ways to minimize the visual effect of an ankle monitor while also increasing comfort. Wearing Loose … Read more

How Long is a Life Sentence? State by State Overview

A life sentence is often perceived as a prisoner serving the rest of their natural life behind bars; however, the actual length of a life sentence can vary significantly depending on the jurisdiction and state laws. In the United States, each state has its own statutes and regulations that dictate the length and conditions of … Read more

How to Look up Old Murders: Can Anyone Look at Old Case Files?

Old murder (cold) case files are public records in the US, meaning anyone can view them through a simple request. You may submit a request at the local courthouse or local law enforcement headquarters. Note: Arrest reports and crime and incident reports are not public records in some states. You may need a court order … Read more

How to Block Listening Devices: Can a Phone or Other Device Secretly Record You?

Is my phone listening to me? Yes, and there could be other devices in your home that are listening as well. The question is – What can you do about it? How do you block listening devices? How to block listening devices, a quick take: Use a noise blocker or white noise generator to block … Read more

How to Find Recent Arrest Records: Are Criminal Records Public?

Yes. Criminal records in the US are public record unless the arrestee is a minor. Here is how to find recent arrests, mugshots, and legal landmines you should be aware of. How to find recent arrests: quick take. Search local law enforcement websites. Arrest and criminal records are public records. Juvenile criminal records are not … Read more

Can Felon’s Travel Outside the US: What Countries Can You Travel to with a Felony?

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Yes, felons can travel outside the country because the law allows them to get a passport, the question is, what country are you traveling to – or intending to travel to? Below is what you need to know. Quick take: Can felons travel outside the US? Felons can travel outside the country after completing their … Read more

Road Rage Laws: Endangering Other People On a Highway is a Punishable Offense

Depending on the circumstances involved, road rage may constitute a felony or misdemeanor under state and federal road rage/aggressive driving laws. It may also impact your insurance and license rights. Road rage laws explained. An assault with a dangerous weapon or motor vehicle by the passenger or driver(s) of one motor vehicle on the driver … Read more

Types of Ankle Monitors : Types, Crimes, Payment

There are three types of ankle monitors used or recommended by correctional service agencies in the US and Canada. That is -RF/Radio Frequency ankle monitors, GPS monitors, and SCRAM monitors. Below we’ll go over the differences between each type of monitor. What crimes get an ankle monitor?   In the US, upon conviction for nonviolent … Read more