Watch Out! You May be Breaking The Law Without Even Realizing it! (Pt 2)

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Tossing a rock through your ex’s window may sound like a great idea to get back at them for cheating, but it can earn you months in jail!

Welcome back and thanks for joining us again. We’ve been talking about how easy it is to break the law in some instances, without even realizing you did it. Sometimes it’s because you didn’t know what the law was (which isn’t hard in Michigan where hundreds of new laws are passed every year!) And sometimes it’s because you’ve seen others do what you’re doing on TV, and had no idea it was illegal. Either way, whatever the reason, unless you want to end up behind bars you need to be informed. So this is where you start.

Revenge is sweet, except when it costs you thousands, and time in the big house!

Getting even with someone who cheated on you and broke your heart can feel deeply satisfying in the moment, even if it is immature and childish. However, there are very few ways you can “get revenge” without breaking the law. Wronged women in movies may throw their boyfriends’ TV out of the window without legal retribution, but you can’t.

Damaging your ex’s stuff just because they broke your heart isn’t going to hold water in a court of law. Carrie Underwood sang a very popular song a few years ago about keying her ex’s car and beating out his headlights. And while it may make for great song material, vandalizing someone’s stuff to get revenge is illegal. In fact, in Michigan Malicious Destruction of Private Property is a felony that could earn you thousands in fines (at least three times the value of what you destroyed) and 10 years behind bars.

There are different ways to get revenge, but the results are all the same!

Keying cars, burning clothes, and throwing stones through windows may be common ways that people get back at the exes who wronged them, but they’re not the only way. In recent years there’s been a rise in the number of people who post all those illicit photos and videos shared while they were in a relationship onto social media as a way to get revenge on a former partner who hurt them.

However, if your ex send you nude selfies or allowed you to record your sexual escapades when they were dating, that doesn’t mean you’re free to share those pics and videos with the world once the relationship ends. In fact, that’s called Revenge Porn and it’s illegal here in MIchigan. Sharing explicit content in order to shame or humiliate someone is likely to get you months in jail and significant fines.

Just because you didn’t know, doesn’t mean you won’t get charged!

If you’ve never heard that old saying “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”, then we’d like to be the first to introduce you to the idea. Just because you didn’t know you couldn’t do something, or that it was illegal, doesn’t mean you won’t get slapped with a serious criminal charge! So if you’ve violated the law and need help from a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney, then you need The Kronzek Firm. Give us a shout at 866 766 5245 (866 7No Jail) and let us protect you and your rights.

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