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Federal sentencing guidelines for drug trafficking were enacted in the 1980s. They were imposed so there were significant penalties to those that are convicted of these crimes. Under federal law, those found in possession of illicit substances can be convicted of a trafficking crime based on the number of drugs that are in their possession….

When you or a loved one have been charged with a federal office, it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side. At the Law Offices of John D. Kirby, we have the experience necessary to represent those in the San Diego, CA. Look for a lawyer that specializes in the charges…

The statute of limitations is the amount of time that a plaintiff has to file charges against a defendant. While some crimes, like murder, have no statute of limitations and while other crimes have statutes of limitation that are simply defined, fraud is one category of crime in which specifying a statute of limitations can…

The House of Representatives has approved legislation that decriminalizes marijuana on the federal level. This is the first time that a chamber of Congress has voted on federal marijuana decriminalization. The bill passed on party lines with 222 Democrats and 5 Republicans voted in support while 158 Republicans and 6 Democrats voted against it. “Millions…

Ever since the days of President Nixon’s “War on Drugs”, any crimes that involve a conspiracy to manufacture, sell or distribute controlled substances or illegal drugs are taken very seriously by all members of law enforcement. As a result, penalties are also severe and, if given in a sentencing, will change the life of the…

Mortgage and real estate fraud are not that unusual in the state of California and cause a lot of suffering and grief to potential homeowners, renters and loan companies. Mortgage fraud crimes may involve obtaining a mortgage using a false identity or by providing false income information to a lender. Scammers use public records showing…

In today’s world, it seems like everywhere we look, someone is being accused of taking part in a conspiracy. Prosecutors love to add conspiracy charges to any criminal charge because it increases the likelihood that they will get a conviction due to procedural advantages and it can also empower them to prevent the perpetrators from…

Because of the spread of organized crime in the U.S., the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) was enacted as part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 in order to make it easier to prosecute organized crime. Various types of organized crime cost the U.S. billions of dollars every year, and the…