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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…

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, is a government regulatory and oversight agency whose purpose is to maintain a fair stock market and protect investors and institutions from various types of fraud. It can conduct investigations of suspected illegal activity and can also bring civil actions against those who have violated its regulations….

If you are facing the seizure of some of your financial assets by a government agency because you are suspected of or have been charged with a crime, you should learn how a California asset seizure attorney can help you. In the forfeiture process, there are crucial deadlines to meet, so seeking the assistance of…

If you or a loved one have been accused of a white collar crime in California, this is serious. Our reputations can be tainted with these types of accusations. When your name is mentioned within an investigation, it can affect your life entirely. This is why it’s important to immediately hire an experienced white collar…

Many people invest in the stock market as a way of creating a healthy retirement fund or of financing future plans. When the market is going well, the returns can be great, and the investor can get a lot of satisfaction out of knowing that he or she invested wisely. There are a variety of…