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Helping your teen deal with a drug case

In a previous post, we explored some of the ways in which drug charges can affect parents. These charges can also have an impact on parents when their child is accused of a drug-related offense. Unfortunately, teenagers may find themselves in this position for all sorts of reasons, including peer pressure, an addiction that resulted from emotional problems and experimental behavior or unfamiliarity with the consequences of a particular offense. As a parent, it is important for you to protect your child's future by doing everything you can to help them through this turbulent time.

Defining white collar cime

Were one to ask people in Mount Plesant to define "white collar crime," the responses would likely be reflections of the sophisticated hijinks they see portrayed in movies or on TV. This comes from the various interpretations of the term. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the term was first used in 1939 by sociologist Edwin H. Sutherland. He described it as "a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation." From this definition comes two assumptions: that all white collar criminals greedy, already well-off vagabonds, and that their criminal activities are only directed at large businesses and organizations. 

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