While any criminal offense is serious and can have a lasting impact on your life, federal charges are particularly severe. State (and city and municipal courts in some instances) courts have jurisdiction over most crimes that occur within the state. Jurisdiction means the right of a court to exercise power…Read More
When someone is arrested of a crime, they may be charged with a federal crime, as well as a state crime. If you have been charged with a federal crime it is important to contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to represent you against charges that may…Read More
There is no agreed upon definition of a white collar crime. According to Wex Law Dictionary, sociologist Edwin Sutherland coined the term in 1939 as “a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation.” …Read More
If you are facing allegations of federal crimes, you probably have a lot of questions about the legal process upon which you are about to embark. Federal criminal cases are significantly different from federal civil cases, and it is important to understand the distinction between these two. Further, although processes…Read More
Federal and state courts have different jurisdictions. Jurisdiction can mean either a geographically defined area that a court resides over, or it can mean the laws or legal authority that a court holds for hearing certain types of cases.
The geographical definition applies more to state courts. For instance, Florida laws…Read More
White collar crimes come in all flavors. One of the more common ones in the last decade has been identity theft. This criminal offense, which has become more prevalent since technology has everyone doing business electronically, can branch off into numerous other crimes. Tax fraud is just one of them.
The federal government is currently reviewing the way it applies life sentences to certain convicted drug offenders. For example, numerous individuals are serving a lifetime prison sentence after only being convicted of non-violent federal drug crimes. If reforms are made, some of these individuals could be set free before the…Read More
Twenty-five people in Florida were arrested and charged with counts of tax fraud and identify theft in the last few weeks, as authorities worked to crack down on what they say is a crime that has been growing in popularity lately. The crime can keep people who deserve tax returns…Read More
In recent years, the Obama administration has spent considerable time and effort in reforming the Justice Department’s approach to low-level drug offenders. In addition, state legislatures nationwide have begun to crack down on sex offenders even more harshly than they had before. These shifts in criminal prosecutions and defense have…Read More