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Getting high today? You and everyone else. Want to avoid the paranoia associated with wondering if you're getting high legally? We got you covered.

Here are our top seven marijuana law questions and some advice for keeping 4/20 legal, just in time for the premiere of "Super Troopers 2."

Apple Had 12 Employees Arrested for Leaks�

There should be a soap opera dedicated to Silicon Valley drama. Between Facebook's data breach, Apple's phone throttling, and the industry's sexual harassment scandals -- to name a few -- there seems to be a never-ending stream of gripping headlines these days. Keeping that trend going, Apple said in a leaked internal memo that it "caught 29 leakers" last year. Now, 12 of those employees have been arrested for leaking internal information.

A six-years long Stanislaus County, California murder case continues to wind its way through the justice system, and one thread is now in federal court. Georgia and Christina DeFilippo, the wife and stepdaughter of criminal defense attorney Frank Carson, claim the district attorney, sheriff's office, and local police department "conspired to conduct a retaliatory, unconstitutional investigation and prosecution of Frank Carson and his family, solely based on their own disdain for Carson because of his successes against them."

The pair were charged with murder, and Georgia DeFilippo ended up spending 50 days in jail. They are now suing for damages, claiming to have spent almost $1 million in bail, attorneys' fees, and court costs.

Texas Nurse Charged With Murder After Patient's Death

When you're in the hospital, you entrust your care to nurses, doctors, and other staff. It's their job to do what they can to restore your health, ease your pain, and treat your symptoms. In many ways, you put our life in their hands and trust that whatever substance they're pumping into the IV or pill they're having you swallow will help you in one way or another. That's why the news of a Texas nurse charged with a patient's murder is so jarring.

After federal agents raided his lawyer Michael Cohen's office, current U.S. president and noted legal expert Donald Trump tweeted: "Attorney-client privilege is dead!"

This will be news to lawyers and legal scholars nationwide. What may be news to Trump and Cohen is that there are exceptions to attorney-client privilege, one of which applies to communications between an attorney and a client that are made in furtherance of a fraud or other crime. So, while FBI raids of lawyers' offices are rare, they may be an indication of the type of information agents are seeking.

Your average traffic citation doesn't result in a five-day jail sentence. And whether you do jail time for a traffic offense shouldn't be contingent on your inability to pay. That just seems like common sense.

And, according to a federal judge in New Jersey, that's what the Constitution demands.

Waterpark Co-Owner Faces Reckless Murder Charge for Boy's Death

Waterparks can be a fun activity for kids in the summer, and even for adults sometimes. But, they also carry the risk of serious injury -- from drowning to slip and fall injuries. While patrons at waterparks are usually required to sign a release of liability, there are times when a waterpark can be held liable for certain injuries suffered by its patrons. In fact, certain injuries may even result in criminal liability.

For example, Jeffrey Henry, the co-owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts, a waterpark in Kansas, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on a waterslide.

Woman Arrested for Cooking Chihuahua in Oven

Sometimes the cruelty with which people treat children and animals is beyond comprehension, and all you can do is shake your head in disbelief. In a sad case out of Oregon, a woman is being accused of cooking her Chihuahua in the oven. She's been arrested, charged with animal abuse, and could spend years in jail.

Mom Arrested After Video of Smoking Baby Goes Viral

Whether you're making a joke about gun violence or abusing an animal, if you post about it online, chances are you're going to get in trouble with the police. This is especially true since others will most likely be upset by your post and make an effort to alert the police to your activities.

That's what one Facebook user did when he saw a video of a baby smoking a cigarillo. The user, who identified himself as Rasheed Martin, posted the video urging that the mother be arrested. And, thanks to his actions, the video went viral and led to the mother's arrest.

Austin Serial Bomber Identified With Surveillance Video and Receipts

People in Austin, Texas can breathe a short sigh of relief -- the Austin bomber has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt and is no longer a threat. Surveillance video and receipts led to police identifying Conditt as the prime suspect in causing five explosions that injured five people and killed two in the Austin-area since March 2nd.

After a warrant was issued for Conditt's arrest, authorities found him at a hotel in Round Rock. When authorities showed up, Conditt drove off in his car then killed himself by blowing himself up in his car. Police are warning people to continue to be vigilant, however, because they're unsure if Conditt had sent any other bombs nor do they know if he acted alone.