There's no doubt that photo sharing is the crux of social media. Sites like Instagram and Pinterest are built around the appeal of beautiful images, while photos on platforms like Facebook can boost the reach of a post. In fact, photos on Facebook get 53 percent more likes and 104 percent more comments than text posts, so it pays to find great images to pair with your content.

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There's a common meme around the internet that says a relationship isn't official until you share your Netflix password, and it isn't over until someone changes it. Sharing Netflix passwords has become common amongst groups of friends who want to use the service but can't afford it. Some people even alternate who pays for Netflix each month so that each person only has to pay a few times per year.

However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled in a case that applies to password sharing, making users wonder if this Netflix password community is illegal. Will this put a stop to the internet memes and Netflix circles? Let's dive deeper into the ruling to see what it means.

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Real estate and mortgage scams can cause catastrophic damage to your finances and personal life. Victims of real estate fraud can lose their homes and their good credit, and even end up bankrupt or in debt. By the time you realize you're involved in a scam, the title to your home may already be clouded, which prevents you from using your home equity to bail yourself out of trouble.

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If you own a vape pen, you need to be careful about when and where you use it. Many vape users are getting in trouble all around the state for using a vaporizer in public, whether or not they're using it for marijuana. If you do use yours for pot, it's even more important to make sure you're vaping responsibly.

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If you're facing civil or criminal charges, you have a lot to think about as you prepare your case. Foremost are the specifics of how your case will proceed. There are significant differences between civil and criminal cases. You'll face different consequences, burdens of proof, and courtroom experiences. Exploring the particulars of each type of case will give you a better understanding of what's ahead if you or someone you know is involved in a criminal or civil case.

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For years, community activists and police wondered if temperatures and weather have an effect on crime. Recently, new studies have shown a direct relationship between the temperature outside and the crime rate.

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It's been two years since Colorado legalized marijuana. While detractors warned that legalizing and decriminalizing the recreational use of marijuana would lead to an escalation in crime because people under the influence of the drug would commit more crimes, in most cases, it seems as though the opposite is true.

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Drunk driving is a serious problem in our country, and not without reason. One accident could endanger the lives of others or cause debilitating personal injuries. However, a lot of people don’t trust law enforcement as much as they did only a few short years ago, and you need to understand how evidence is rightfully used in DUI cases.

Some people are wrongly convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, and you cannot deny that there are certain legal procedures that need to be followed if evidence is going to be viable in your case. Understand that you do have the option of a trial, and in these scenarios the prosecutor may have different types of evidence to prove that you were driving while you were impaired.

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Miranda rights are an extremely well-known and integral part of our legal system. We have all been exposed to these rights in the media, movies, and television. But do you really have an accurate understanding of your Miranda Rights? To begin, understand that they were first created in 1966 in a case named Miranda vs. Arizona, and most people have a high level understanding of these as follows:

  1. You have the right to remain silent.
  2. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
  3. You have the right to an attorney.
  4. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.

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There always seems to be a lot of misinformation regarding the current state of the law in Colorado that is passed by word of mouth. And many people with a criminal record may have heard that it is possible to seal and expunge their criminal records. After committing an offense or being falsely accused, many people would like a second chance in the form of a sealed record. But how does it work, and what does it mean to have your record expunged?

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It's against the law in CO for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol, but we all know that it happens frequently. Whether a recent high school graduate wants to illegally celebrate their graduation with a party or an underage college student falls victim to peer pressure, underage drinking is a serious problem in the United States. And just as adult drivers may sometimes drink before they get behind the wheel, so too can underage Coloradans. So what happens when someone is underage and caught driving under the influence? The law spells out the consequences very clearly, but most underage drinkers aren’t well informed.

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Serving as a member of a jury may not be your first choice of free time activities, but it is an extremely important part of our country's legal process. By selecting the right people, the courts can ensure a fair and unbiased decision making process. However, there are certain state laws and rules that need to be followed to ensure that a fair trial is given, and sometimes these rules result in dismissals. For example, in the recently concluded trial of James Holmes, there were 19 jurors including 7 alternates. However, there were 5 jurors that were dismissed for various reasons.

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For some reason, there always seems to be a lot of misinformation about the rules, regulations, and laws in our country. Part of this is due to the fact that rules are different across different geographic boundaries such as county lines and state lines. To be fair, they do change quite frequently, but usually rumors spread as a message becomes garbled after being spread by word of mouth. One legal area that people seem to have countless questions about is probation.

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Every day, we carry amazing amounts of information and computing power in our pockets or purses. Our smart phones hold a lot of info about us and our lives, and many individuals don't fully understand their rights related to them. In today's technologically supercharged world, you need to understand how the fourth amendment affects your rights to privacy regarding your cell phone—or suffer the consequences.

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While state laws vary greatly across the country, it's fairly well understood that texting and driving is a dangerous habit. Here in Colorado, State and local law enforcement have been cracking down. In addition to more personnel, they are also using more street signs to raise awareness and consciousness.

If you still think you're the exception to the rule, expensive legal repercussions might make you rethink texting and driving and avoid the sometimes horrific consequences of an accident. But what are the actual rules of the road regarding cell phone use?

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Whether you've been justly or falsely accused of driving under the influence, there are some big mistakes that people commonly make that leave them vulnerable. Getting a DUI can lead to a lot of stress, and it can be difficult to keep a clear mind moving forward. To protect your future, remember the following post-DUI considerations.

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The James Holmes trial began this week. I’m sure many of you out there have opinions about this case, or even about James Holmes as an individual. I’ve got a few things to say that you may, or may not agree with.

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If Colorado's proposed felony DUI bill is made into a law, the punishment for drunk driving will increase significantly. The proposed bill would mean that a fourth DUI conviction would automatically be charged as a felony, making way for stricter penalties.

The law, which has bipartisan support, would be Colorado's first felony DUI law. Currently, this state is among five others who treat DUIs as misdemeanors. And as it makes its way through legislation, there are some crucial facts everyone should know about Colorado's possible felony DUI law:

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As March approaches, people are getting ready for St. Patrick's Day parades, pub-hopping, and pints. But it's best not to push your luck this year: law enforcement is keeping a close eye on the roads. According the Colorado Department of Transportation, 471 people were arrested on DUI charges across the state last year over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Though that number decreased slightly from the past year, Colorado law enforcement agencies are dedicated to keeping the roads safer than ever. 

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