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Category: Federal Crimes

Facing Federal Criminal Charges? What You Need to Know

Written by Moses & Rooth on August 26, 2015

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

What are White Collar Crimes?

Written by Moses & Rooth on January 7, 2015

What are White Collar Crimes?

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

Accused of federal crimes? Here’s what to expect

Written by Moses & Rooth on September 16, 2014

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

What is the difference between federal and state courts?

Written by Moses & Rooth on August 15, 2014

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

Florida man found guilty for tax fraud and identity theft

Written by Moses & Rooth on June 20, 2014

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.

A…Read More

New hope for those with life sentences for federal drug crimes

Written by Moses & Rooth on May 3, 2014

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

25 suspects in Florida charged with ID theft and tax fraud

Written by Moses & Rooth on April 4, 2014

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

Recent trends in white collar crime prosecutions and defense

Written by Moses & Rooth on February 2, 2014

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