Why to Avoid Being a Repeat Offender at All Costs
October 27, 2021
The reality of crime, whether it is white-collar crime or other types, is that most people do not commit a single crime and then return to a normal life. An estimated forty percent of people released from prison are re-incarcerated within three years, with some states being well above that average. Many laws are designed […]
6 Most Common Examples of ITAR Violations
October 25, 2021
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, known as ITAR, controls the import and export of any defense-related goods, technologies, and data as defined in the United States Munition List (USML). All parties involved in supply chains that relate to these goods must act in compliance with these laws, including manufacturers, distributors, or contractors. While these […]
Top 5 Most Common Penalties for Counterfeiting
October 23, 2021
It is a violation of U.S. federal law to either manufacture or use counterfeit money, and because of the serious nature of the crime, the punishment can be harsh. Counterfeiting charges are handled by the U.S. Secret Service Office and are considered federal felonies. While the exact penalties will depend on each crime, federal statutes […]
Potential Penalties of a Drug Charge
October 12, 2021
Whether you find yourself charged with drug possession or selling of drugs, the U.S. enforces strict laws surrounding illicit substances. The exact form of punishment you face will vary based on what substance is involved, the amount in question, and your prior criminal record. Even the smallest drug charges should be taken seriously, including working […]
Can I Get My Belongings Back After an Asset Forfeiture?
September 28, 2021
Whether you are accused of a crime or involved in the proceedings, it is possible some of your personal property will be considered evidence and seized by the authorities. If this happens, you may wonder when and if you will ever see your property again. The answer to this depends on a number of factors, […]
Is Day Trading Legal?
September 27, 2021
Most financial advice will usually include investing in the stock market to gain returns on your funds. While it can be volatile, the stock market can be extremely lucrative for many people. One particularly risky route to the stock market is day trading, the act of rapidly buying and selling stocks throughout the day to […]
7 Things You Didn’t Know About Health Care Fraud
September 25, 2021
When someone uses lies, deceptions, or falsehoods during the filing of a healthcare claim, this is known as healthcare fraud. The goal is usually to get a payout or other benefit at the insurance provider’s expense, which can be committed by providers, patients, or insurers themselves. Depending on the exact scenario, health care fraud can […]
Indicted vs. Charged: What's the Difference?
September 24, 2021
When you are accused of a crime, a formal accusation has to be made in order to bring you to trial. You may hear the terms indicted and charged used to refer to this process but struggle to understand the difference between them. No matter what term is used, if you find yourself in the […]
Do You Get Bail Money Back?
September 22, 2021
When you have been accused of a crime but have not yet faced trial or conviction, you are often eligible for bail. This is a payment to the courts that allows you to be released until trial, with the money being refunded only if you fulfill your obligations. Often this money is provided by a […]
What Does Money Laundering Mean?
September 15, 2021
Money laundering is a very serious financial crime, whether committed by a teenager on the street or by a white-collar financial manager. Money laundering is the process of taking money generated illegally and disguising it to make it appear as if it were earned through a legitimate source or business. The term comes from the […]