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Don't take a charge of lying to the government lying down

If you are facing accusations of lying to a government official, you may understandably be worried about the potential consequences. This type of crime is far from a minor infraction, as it is a felony that can lead to prison time in the event of a conviction.

Mounting a federal criminal defense for organized crime charges

New York City has always been one of a handful of big cities in the United States where federal officials target certain individuals for allegedly being part of the mob. Those individuals are often accused of crimes such as racketeering and being part of a criminal enterprise, among other things. Mounting a federal criminal defense against organized crime charges can be a challenge.

Caterpillar facing investigation for alleged tax violations

If you are a business owner and a taxpayer, you are likely aware that the Internal Revenue Service is awaiting the arrival of your returns, unless you've been granted an extension. Paying taxes is never a fun proposition, but if you do your returns correctly and send the IRS whatever is owed, you should not have any issues.

Federal guidelines limit judges sentencing options

Facing federal charges is always a serious problem. Prosecutors representing the United States government are not going to use their resources to try a case without having a sense of certainty that there will be a conviction.  This means that if you are charged with a federal crime, you will have an uphill struggle when trying to defend yourself.

Racketeering charges can go beyond organized crime

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was enacted by Congress in 1978. The intent of this Act was to battle organized crime. Prior to the establishment of RICO, prosecutors faced much greater challenges when trying to convict the heads of organized crime rings.

Racketeering charges can go beyond organized crime

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was enacted by Congress in 1978. The intent of this Act was to battle organized crime. Prior to the establishment of RICO, prosecutors faced much greater challenges when trying to convict the heads of organized crime rings.

Hedge fund executives indicted in large fraud case

If your business involves making frequent high dollar financial transactions, you must be very careful to make sure your practices fall within both state and federal regulations. Your finances will always be the subject of scrutiny by government officials and any act deemed as illicit could be the basis for a variety of very serious charges.

Rule 41 makes it easier for feds to hack computers

Having the data on your computer or the information on your personal accounts hacked can lead to a whole host of problems. But while it is not surprising to learn about unscrupulous parties who hack for purposes of mischief or personal gain, it is disconcerting to learn that agencies in the federal government now have more power than ever to hack the digital information of U.S. citizens.

Federal convicts spending more time incarcerated

Any and all criminal charges must be taken seriously. Conviction and incarceration can take years away from your life, and once you return to society, you will be saddled with a record that will permanently limit your opportunities. And this can be especially true if you are facing federal charges. You see, if the federal government is going to invest the time, money and resources it takes to arrest and convict you, it is only because it considers the acts you allegedly committed to be truly egregious.

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