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August 27

Can Making a Prank Call Get Me Arrested?

Dallas, TX / August 27, 2019 / -- Almost everyone indulges in a few youthful mistakes when they’re a teen or young adult. This might include making a prank phone call on an unsuspecting victim. While this action might not seem like serious wrongdoing, prank calls can sometimes land a caller in hot legal water.  In fact, there are several laws that police and prosecutors may use to prosecute ...
Can Making a Prank Call Get Me Arrested?
August 02

Counterfeiting Goods Is a Serious Federal Crime

Dallas, TX / August 2, 2019 / -- When a product or brand becomes popular, you can be certain copycats will follow. However, copying another product’s design or imitating a company’s logo can land you in hot legal water. According to reports, counterfeit goods make up a $461 billion global industry. In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security seized more than $1.7 billion in counterfeit produ...
Counterfeiting Goods Is a Serious Federal Crime
July 26

Should You Self Report a Known Corporate Crime?

Dallas, TX / July 26, 2019 / -- White collar crimes occur at a frequency that’s greater than many people realize. Within the scope of this category of illegal activities are corporate crimes, and they often go unreported and undiscovered – at least until an investigator shows up at the door. Like the name implies, corporate crime is an illegal activity committed by a corporation, as opposed t...
Should You Self Report a Known Corporate Crime?
July 09

Broden and Mickelsen Bring Attention to White Collar Crimes with Two New Articles

Dallas, TX / July 9, 2019 / -- Broden & Mickelsen, experienced criminal defense attorneys serving the Dallas area, have recently released two new articles pertaining to important legal topics on their website blog. Broden & Mickelsen is highly respected for their expertise in defending white collar criminal cases. In their recent articles, they share their insights on two very importa...
Broden and Mickelsen Bring Attention to White Collar Crimes with Two New Articles
June 26

Errors in Police Lineups Can Land Innocent People in Jail

Dallas, TX / June 26, 2019 / -- Many depictions of police lineups on television or movies make it seem like police routinely and easily solve crimes simply by having a victim point out the perpetrator in a line of suspects. But do police lineups really work this way? What happens if the victim identifies the wrong person? Studies have shown that police lineups aren’t always reliable. In some...
Errors in Police Lineups Can Land Innocent People in Jail
June 24

Legal Perspective - Phishing Scam Steals $100 Million

Dallas, TX / June 24, 2019 / -- Internet scams are a form of fraud, and a conviction for this type of computer crime can result in serious penalties, including years in jail. Recently, investigators uncovered a large scale phishing scam that targeted tech giants Google and Facebook. Using emailed invoices, a man was able to defraud the companies out of more than $100 million. Dallas criminal...
Legal Perspective - Phishing Scam Steals $100 Million
June 04

Dallas Law Office of Broden and Mickelsen Give Rare Insight Into Criminal Appeals Process

Dallas, TX / June 4, 2019 / -- The Law Office of Broden & Mickelsen, experienced appellate attorneys providing legal services to the greater Dallas area, has released two new blogs to their website. In these recent additions, attorneys at Broden & Mickelsen demonstrate the depth of their experience by targeting crucial topics pertaining to criminal appeals. “Criminal defense attorne...
Dallas Law Office of Broden and Mickelsen Give Rare Insight Into Criminal Appeals Process
January 08

Federal Charges For Violating This Outdated Computer Law

Cybercrime might sound like something from a futuristic movie, but it’s not science fiction or an abstract concept. Cybercrime happens every day, and it’s happening with rising frequency. According to a CBS report, there are 1.5 million cyber-attacks each year, which breaks down to 170 attacks every hour and three attacks each minute. In 2014, nearly half of all Americans were victims of hack...
Federal Charges For Violating This Outdated Computer Law
November 30, 2018

Search Giant Modifies Its Sexual Harassment Policy

The effects of the Me Too movement continue to be felt throughout a number of industries, including the tech sector. Recently, tech giant Google announced that it’s changing the way it deals with sexual harassment claims within the company. The move could have an impact on other big companies. Anyone who has been the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault at work should report it. How...
Search Giant Modifies Its Sexual Harassment Policy
November 13, 2018

Supreme Court’s Collins v. Virginia Decision and Vehicle Searches

In a May 2018 decision, Collins v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court held in an 8-1 decision that a police officer couldn’t venture into a private home’s “curtilage” for the purpose of conducting a warrantless search of a vehicle. The Definition of Curtilage Curtilage is one of those legal terms you might hear and wonder “what exactly does that mean?” When courts talk about curtilage,...
Supreme Court’s Collins v. Virginia Decision and Vehicle Searches