What does the decline of white collar prosecutions mean?

April 07, 2020

According to a recently released study from Syracuse University, the number of white collar cases being prosecuted by federal authorities has been on a decline. The report indicates that the current number of prosecutions is about 25% less than the number seen just five years earlier. In fact, white collar prosecutions are now at a… Read more »

Beware of collateral consequences

March 31, 2020

Once you’ve found a career you enjoy and that you’re enjoying success with, you’ll probably do whatever you can to prevent it from being taken away from you. One thing that can cause a problem with this is if you’re facing a criminal charge for something related to the career. For example, a mortgage broker… Read more »

Man pleads guilty in Florida court to charges linked to fake art

March 20, 2020

A 43-year-old man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Florida in connection with fraudulent works of art. The man, a Los Angeles resident, was accused of buying works of art that he said were created by well-known graffiti artists Jean-Michael Basquiat and Keith Haring, then trying to sell them to an art gallery in… Read more »

The right drug possession defense is critical

March 16, 2020

If you’re charged with possession of drugs, it’s a must to understand the seriousness of the crime and the steps you can take to minimize its impact on your life. This starts with devising a drug possession defense strategy that positions you to avoid a conviction. The strategy you employ is heavily dependent on the… Read more »

The perjury trap: What is it?

March 06, 2020

If you follow the news about federal investigations at all, you’ve probably heard the term “perjury trap” thrown around a few times. If you ever get involved in a federal investigation yourself, whether as the subject of investigators’ queries or merely a witness, it’s smart to understand what this term means. Essentially, the “perjury trap”… Read more »

Could sentencing reform be coming to Florida?

February 27, 2020

There’s no question about it: There are too many people in prison. The criminal justice system in most jurisdictions is bursting at the seams because there are so many defendants either serving time or waiting for trial, and it’s getting worse all the time. Well, some Florida senators hope to change that through new measures… Read more »

Police try no-judgment outreach to save drug users’ lives

February 23, 2020

Police departments in many communities across the country are trying out new methods of slowing the steady rise in opioid addiction and overdoses. They require the police to rethink what law enforcement could bring to the problem using innovative approaches to its role in the community and its interactions with people who are at the… Read more »

Federal mandatory minimum sentences vary greatly

February 21, 2020

A person who is facing certain federal criminal charges might be looking at a mandatory minimum sentence. While the terminology would imply that there is nothing you can do to get the sentence reduced, there is sometimes the possibility of relief from the mandatory minimum. Understanding some basic points about how this relief works might… Read more »

Are pharmacists responsible for fake prescriptions?

February 17, 2020

One way that people illegally obtain prescription drugs is by getting fake prescriptions — perhaps from doctors who are in on it or from other sources — which they can then present at the pharmacy. The pharmacist fills the prescription and gives the medication to the person in question, who then uses it, sells it… Read more »

Do you have fewer rights when questioned by the FBI, not police?

February 14, 2020

When it comes to law enforcement, federal agents can be very intimidating. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal agency whose primary focus is to gather intelligence, specifically in situations that may involve federal criminal offenses or threats to national security. There are FBI facilities in many major cities, and agents will investigate… Read more »

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