If you're convicted of a federal crime and sentenced to jail, you'll almost assuredly serve a period of "supervised release" after you are done. It's important to understand how what this means so that you know what to expect in your future.
A 33-year-old Akron, Ohio, man just found out the hard way that you can get in serious trouble for an internet crime -- even if you weren't very good at it.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) considers public corruption to be a top investigative priority -- but what exactly is it? Why is public corruption so important for the federal government to pursue?
You've probably heard the phrase, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse," a time or two in your life. Detectives and investigators certainly like to repeat it often enough when they want to take a hard-line approach to a potential defendant.
In large part, the current presidential administration has set the official tone and the message is clear: Immigration crimes are to be pursued aggressively by federal prosecutors. It probably surprises nobody that 2018 saw a significant increase in people being arrested and prosecuted for what would have once been considered minor immigration offenses (like entering the country illegally).
Federal prosecutors have a unique tool at their disposal for gathering evidence from both witnesses and suspects. It's called a grand jury.
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.