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Are There Defenses to Criminal Trespassing?

You can be charged with criminal trespassing when you enter someone else's land or use someone else's chattel without permission or authorization.

Police officers, sheriffs, and even park rangers typically enforce criminal trespass law. But there are a few situations in which trespassing charges may be dropped against a defendant.

Here are a few common defenses to trespassing:

Top 7 Tips to Avoid a Spring Break DUI

Spring Break is a time to relax and have fun, but getting a DUI can really ruin your vacation.

To help you stay in your board shorts and out of handcuffs, here are seven DUI legal tips for those on Spring Break:

5 Ways You Can Get Charged With Stalking

Though the exact definition of stalking varies by state, it's generally described as the repeated unwanted pursuit of someone. It typically involves a pattern of conduct in which the offender follows, harasses, or threatens the victim, causing the victim to fear for his or her safety.

But what does that mean in reality, how do you know if you're a stalker?

Specific acts that count as stalking include, but are not limited to, the following five situations:

Staged Car-Crash Scam Targeted Elderly: LAPD

A Los Angeles man is accused of staging phony car accidents in order to dupe at least 10 elderly drivers into paying him. Investigators believe there may be more victims.

David Stevens, 42, allegedly waved down senior drivers, accused them of hitting his car, and threatened to report them to the DMV if they didn't pay for his phony repairs, Los Angeles' KABC-TV reports. He was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, felony stalking, and burglary.

And because his alleged victims were all between 70 and 90 years old, Stevens faces an additional charge that he wouldn't have faced had he targeted younger drivers.

How Many Middle Schoolers Are 'Sexting'?

The number of middle-school students who engage in "sexting" may be higher than you think. What's more, those suggestive text messages and photos could potentially lead to criminal consequences.

A study conducted by the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics found that more than 1 in 5 middle schoolers reported sending sexually explicit text messages, with some of them having also sent nude or seminude photos, reports Reuters.

The study found that children with emotional and behavioral problems are more at-risk for sexting, and that sexting also correlates with sexual activity.

Banker Who Faked Own Death Busted by Window Tint

A Georgia banker who allegedly faked his own death in 2012 to escape massive wire and security fraud charges was caught and arrested on New Year's Eve.

To clarify, 47-year-old Aubrey Lee Price was apprehended during a routine traffic stop, not an existential one.

Will Price face criminal repercussions (on Earth) for faking his death?

It would be ho-ho-horrible to spend Christmas behind bars, yet people still manage to get arrested over this joyous time of year.

So don't be a merry moron, avoid these five dumb ways to get arrested over Christmas:

Mont. Appeals Teacher's 30-Day Rape Sentence

Prosecutors are appealing the infamous Montana teacher rape case -- the one in which a teacher received a 30-day sentence for raping a 14-year-old student.

Stacey Dean Rambold, 47, was released in September after his short stint in jail, but his days of freedom may soon be numbered. The Montana Attorney General's Office filed its appeal with the state supreme court.

Driver Tweets '2 Drunk 2 Care,' Then Kills 2

A mere three hours after Kayla Mendoza tweeted "2 drunk 2 care," her car smashed into another vehicle, killing two 21-year-olds. If Mendoza is charged, can her tweet be used against her in court?

Investigators say Mendoza, 20, of Hallandale Beach, was driving the wrong way on Florida's Sawgrass Expressway when she crashed November 17, killing Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio. Mendoza is being treated at a hospital; it's not yet clear if she was driving under the influence, ABC News reports.

As the investigation continues, many may be wondering: Will the smoking gun tweet be admissible evidence?

2 Teens Cleared in Fla. Cyberbullying Case

After an extensive investigation, Florida prosecutors dropped all charges against the two girls involved in a tragic Florida cyberbullying case. The case, which gained national media attention, revolved around the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, who jumped from a cement plant tower in September.

The Polk County state attorney's office dropped the charges of aggravated stalking against the girls, ages 12 and 14.

With the two cleared of any wrongdoing, will the girls now turn the legal tables on the Polk County Sheriff's Office?