In the case of drug charges, sometimes people would benefit more from treatment rather than pure punishment. Some authorities realize this and have put drug courts into practice.
It's not often you hear about a teen facing multiple felonies, but a teen in Ohio is facing 40 over claims that they were involved in a swatting hoax in Dodge County.
Pretexting made the news when Hewlett-Packard employees were accused of engaging in the activity. HP executives had to testify before Congress at a time when the status of pretexting was still unclear. Not long after, President George W. Bush signed legislation making pretexting a federal crime.
Fraud is a crime that is taken seriously because it affects many. Faking a signature could result in a check being cashed, for example, that then empties someone's bank account. It could be the falsification of documents that help you receive property that isn't yours and wasn't intended for you. You don't hear about fraud often in Ohio, but when you do, it's normally a fairly serious offense. Take, for example, this case involving fraud on Center Ridge Road.