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Understanding the Line Between Personal Theft and Aggravated Robbery

Some crimes are committed out of necessity, and are thefts that are motivated by need instead of financial advantage or greed. When it comes to personal theft charges, the sentencing and legal repercussion are comparable; unarmed, non-violent thef...
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Federal Fraud and Medical Professionals

The most recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) statistics estimate that healthcare expenditures total $2.4 trillion, representing 14 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). By the year 2016, CMS estimated total healthcare sp...
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What does an acquittal mean for you?

An acquittal occurs when you are charged with an offense, but the court finds that you are not guilty. Unlike a dismissal, an acquittal does not allow the state to refile charges or appeal the finding of innocence. An expungement is the remov...
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US v. RAYMOND LAMBIS ORDER TO SUPRESS STINGRAY TRACKING (DC SDNY)

Some commentators are implying that this is a case of first impression, and that the Department of Justice is likely to appeal.   http://goo.gl/Hxagxd  From an identification of a telephone number likely from another larger investig...
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9th Circuit Rejects "One Day Late Rule" for Late Filed Return Tax Dischargeab...

MARTIN SMITH V. IRS (14-15857) 07/13/2016  Link to Case: http://goo.gl/zVv437This was supposed to be the 9th Circuit's big chance to adopt the "One Day Late Rule" (for income tax filing) that would have made tax debt for a year in which a ret...
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Narcotics and the Consequences of a Drug Conviction in the US

                                                       According to U.S. law, there is a distinct differenc...
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High Consequences: States Where Cannabis Can Still Earn You Jail Time

The State of Missouri announced that it will become the 19th American state to decriminalize recreational use of cannabis, with new laws taking effect in January, 2017. The new law reforms the state’s existing no-tolerance stance and corresponding...
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Why a Criminal Defense Lawyer is an Asset During Defense Trial

A criminal charge can bring one’s life to a standstill. Whether truly guilty or not, one has to undergo the process of prosecution upon being accused of a crime. The smallest incident can have a drastic impact on the alleged offender, and his/her ...
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The 8 Steps of Criminal Proceedings

Criminal law and procedure - it has always been one of the most popular themes in television programming. From early TV, which featured Perry Mason, to the popular Columbo series in the 70s, and now with the multi-show franchises of CSI, Law and ...
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Insanity Defense in a Criminal Case: What It Means and How It Can Be of Help

Having a loved one charged with a crime and seeing him go through the criminal justice process can be overwhelming. Not only is the whole ordeal humiliating for the defendant, but it also is a trying time for you as you try to help your friend or ...
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