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Every day, financial advisors and other types of investors receive deficiency letters, which are notices that they are not complying with the Securities and Exchange Commission rules and regulations for investing or for giving investment advice. These SEC rules exist to protect investors from unscrupulous advisors who may end up costing them significant losses in…

The crime of fraud takes many different forms and can be prosecuted with either criminal charges and sentencing or with a civil lawsuit to recover damages. However, most fraud crimes are worthy of some sort of criminal charges. Fraud is a crime in which a perpetrator takes money or property from someone else by using…

When you’re facing criminal charges, whether state or federal, it’s important to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side. Our legal team at the Law Offices of John D. Kirby understand all state and federal criminal laws and can uphold them in all legal proceedings for our clients. We can help you understand…

There are many meth labs in the State of California. For every ten pounds of meth produced, there are about 50-60 pounds of hazardous waste products leaked into our environment. This is one reason why government officials prioritize finding and shutting down illegal meth labs.   California law regarding meth California law prohibits manufacturing methamphetamine…

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…