The fact is that we live in an over criminalized society where vague federal laws are dangerous for everyone, lawyers, judges and police officers included. This ambiguity invites varying interpretations and could stamp a permanent criminal record on the otherwise squeaky clean slate of an unknowing, harmless individual. It seems implausible. But here are eight hypothetical situations — of many possible ones — with real instances pertaining to each. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 7 easiest felonies to commit without realizing it.
None of us can claim with a straight face that we've never done anything illegal, be it speeding, drunkenly stealing a shrink-wrapped pickle from a bowling alley or hunting the homeless for sport. But on the whole, we're upstanding citizens. After all, it's not like we're out there breaking the law on a daily basis. Wanna bet? Because all of the stuff below is illegal in most of, if not all of, the United States. You can also check our list of 10 Easiest Federal Prisons To Do Time.