Here's an important tip that any would-be counterfeiter might want to consider before they actually commit the crime: If you're already planning your defense before you get caught, it may be time to stop.
When you think of someone facing federal charges, you probably picture a really bad person. Maybe you think of a drug lord, a gang member that's killed people, a human trafficker or someone equally worthy of federal investigation and incarceration.
There are many people with strong feelings on both sides of the immigration issues facing this country. One thing, however, is certain: Employers are in a bad position if they've typically relied on undocumented workers without authorization to work here in the past and continue now to do so.
Every defendant in a federal criminal case would like to know what the odds are of an acquittal. Unfortunately, there are no sure bets when you're involved in a criminal case. However, there is information you can use to make decisions about your future.
The odds are good that you can't imagine yourself as being part of any "criminal conspiracy," but that doesn't mean that a prosecutor can't charge you with one -- especially in situations where money crimes or drug crimes are involved.
It's tough to immigrate to the United States these days. Even if you're trying to legally obtain your green card or citizenship as the foreign-born spouse of an American, you may find yourself under investigation for marriage fraud.
Marijuana use is increasingly accepted by both the American medical community and American society -- whether the use is purely for recreational purposes or has its roots in a medical need. The fact that medical and recreational marijuana are gaining legal ground in numerous states is proof of that.
If you've paid any attention to the university admission scandal that's been rocking academia and the entertainment industry lately, you've probably heard people ask why Lori Loughlin didn't accept a plea bargain.
You've been charged with a federal crime (or, more likely, several -- since the prosecutor will probably tack on as many as possible in hopes of gaining an easier conviction). Despite your best efforts and the efforts of your attorneys, you've been convicted and are now facing sentencing.
Tax season is an annual headache for millions of Americans. Fraud or tax evasion can get you into serious trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).