Collateral consequences can outlast sentences

June 19, 2020

A person with a criminal history often finds that it impacts many areas of their life even after they’ve successfully completed their court-imposed sentences. These collateral consequences are sometimes more difficult to deal with than the original sentence. One collateral consequence that a previously incarcerated person might face is having to reintegrate in to society…. Read more »

New suspect found in Madeleine McCann case

June 10, 2020

The world has followed the case of Madeleine McCann. Some people believe that her parents sold her. Others think that she wandered off in the night. Whatever your views are, you may be interested in knowing that a German man has now been accused of being involved in her disappearance in 2007. The man is… Read more »

Wealthy parents now facing scrutiny in college admissions fraud cases

May 29, 2020

You may have recently heard about the fraudulent charges against Lori Loughlin, who was accused of paying bribes in exchange for having her daughters designated as two of the recruits on the USC crew team. She’s not the only person who has been accused of this kind of misconduct. Take for example a parent in… Read more »

Lori Loughlin’s motion to dismiss is denied

May 20, 2020

Florida residents will have likely read or seen recent media reports about a college admission scandal that involves some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Many of the celebrities accused of paying a college counselor tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure places at prestigious universities for their children have chosen to avoid protracted trials… Read more »

Mitigation and criminal sentencing: What matters, what doesn’t

May 15, 2020

You made a mistake. You got caught. Now, you’re facing white collar criminal charges and possible penalties that could put you behind bars for years to come. Is there any hope of getting the judge to take a lenient approach to your sentence? Absolutely — sentences for any given crime can vary quite a bit… Read more »

Could your business wind up accused of money laundering?

May 11, 2020

There are so many ways for businesses to potentially violate the law that it can sometimes seem impossible to keep track of them all. From environmental regulations to laws about employee rights, companies have to protect themselves from financial losses or legal problems through compliance with existing statutes. At the same time, businesses often need… Read more »

Understanding illegal insider trading

May 11, 2020

If you’re a corporate insider like a director or anyone who may be privy to private information like the exchange of shares in your company’s stock, it’s vital you understand what is and isn’t considered illegal insider trading. It’s also important to know how the government looks for market violations and the consequences of being… Read more »

‘Upcoding’ and other forms of health care fraud

April 30, 2020

If you are a patient or medical professional accused of committing criminal health care fraud, you could face prison time or be subject to weighty fines if convicted. In addition to that, there could be further collateral damage to your career, reputation, and professional standing. Insurance companies are eager to minimize their payouts to patients… Read more »

What do you do if the FBI wants to talk?

April 22, 2020

The last thing you expected when you got up this morning was to find agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) at your doorstep — but there they are. Now, they’d like to come inside and talk with you about something. It’s downright scary, and the agents certainly make you feel intimidated. How do… Read more »

Embezzlement: Don’t convert what isn’t yours

April 13, 2020

Embezzlement is a serious criminal act that can get you into deep trouble with the law. You could face serious fines or imprisonment if you’re charged and convicted. Embezzlement occurs when: You take possession of a person’s property lawfully You take that property to use it yourself You have no intention of giving back the… Read more »

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