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As technology advances, accusations of cyber crime follow

With the advancement of technology in every aspect of life comes a rapid increase in crimes related to this technological growth: modern white collar crimes. Cyber crimes, as this type of white collar crime is most commonly known, involve many different violations. Included in this criminal category, but not limited to it, is wire fraud. Defined as financial fraud involving the use of telecommunications or information technology, wire fraud is quite common and prosecuted at the federal level. The FBI uses its considerable means to investigate and pursue the emerging trend of this type of fraud.

 

The first step to a successful resolution

If you are facing federal drug charges in the state of New York, seeking experienced legal representation should be one of your number one priorities. Consider this, there are a myriad of charges that constitute a federal drug charge including simple possession, trafficking, investment of illegal drug profits and maintenance of drug involved premises, to name a few. Each of these charges, administered under the DEA, Department of Drug Enforcement Administration, comes with a laundry list of fines and/or jail or prison sentences.

 

What's The Difference Between DWI And DWAI In New York?

You've probably heard drunk driving referred to in several different ways. You might have heard of the acronyms DUI, DWI, DWAI, OVI or even BUI. Depending on your state and the severity of your offense, these acronyms can mean very different things. In Texas, for example, if you are over 21, you will be charged with DWI. If you are under 21, however, you'll be charged with DUI.

Poverty in Relation to Criminal Defense

We often see a correlation between poverty and crime. In cities where poverty is higher, there is usually a higher crime rate or a higher concentration of people who have committed a crime in the past. New York City has been famously known for some of its high poverty regions. Though these are declining, there are still areas where poverty concentrations are high. The average poverty percentage in New York City is 21%, with some of the highest concentrations located in the Bronx and Brooklyn.

 

Drivers aren't complying with Leandra's Law . . . ?

Where there's a will, there's a way - even when it comes to criminal penalties. One of the penalties for a criminal conviction under Leandra's Law is that drivers must install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle. A recent audit found that only 5% of those convicted of DUI were complying with this stipulation.

What exactly is a white collar crime?

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a white collar crimeme can be easily summed up as any crime involving lying, cheating, and stealing. However, is any crime really that simple to classify? The term, white collar crime was coined in 1939 by Edwin Sutherland, who said that a white-collar crime is "any crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation."

 

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