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).
Could the police obtain your DNA evidence without ever approaching you directly? They can. Although it's only been done a few times, DNA evidence obtained through agencies that provide consumers with at-home genetic testing kits has already been successfully used by investigators to crack some long-running criminal cases wide open.
If you've been online lately, you've probably heard the buzz surrounding the Fyre Festival -- the famous concert "experience" for wealthy, influential Millennials that wasn't. Two documentaries about what happened there have recently landed on Netflix and Hulu.
The instant the old year draws to a close and the new year begins, a lot of people start thinking about their tax returns. It's only natural. For many people, their anticipated tax refund represents a chance to get caught up on bills and maybe afford a few luxuries.
Let's be really clear about this: You cannot lie to a federal agent. If you do, you will most likely be caught, tried and convicted of making false statements, which is a crime under Title 18, United States Code Section 1001.
A woman in Utah whose legal case attracted national attention because of its relationship to America's drug crisis barely avoided jail after recently violating the terms of her bail.
What does it mean when a prosecutor offers you immunity in exchange for your testimony about a crime or a potential crime?
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants people to know that fake threats and hoaxes targeting public buildings and private citizens can lead to very real prison sentences.