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John D. Kirby in San Diego, CA

If you or somebody you know has been charged with a felony, there are a few crucial things that you should not say to law enforcement. It is important to remember that your lawyer’s role is to help you out if you are suspected of trouble with the law and that the prosecution can file…

Mortgage fraud is a type of white collar crime that targets mortgage lenders and other financial institutions. Despite improvements in technology designed to combat the traditional methods of mortgage fraud, fraudsters learn quickly and are coming up with new ways to get around the improvements that the mortgage industry makes. Mortgage fraud is defined by…

White collar crimes are more rampant than many of us realize. As crimes that are typically financially motivated, such as fraud, embezzlement, and insider trading, white collar crimes cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars each year.   Most white-collar crimes don’t make national headlines, but when one does, it captures our attention….

Tax season is the least favorite time of year for many people. Not only is there the task of reconciling an entire year’s worth of personal or business finances, there’s also the issue that paying tax liabilities can cause a financial strain. Many people do everything they can to reduce their tax liability. However, some…

The term “white collar crime” often gets tossed around the media, yet many people aren’t clear on what white collar crimes are and who is affected by them. There’s a general understanding that money is typically involved, but that’s about the extent of the average person’s understanding. 

Qualifying for a loan today isn’t as easy as it once was. A combination of higher interest rates and increasing demands for various types of loans means that lenders have the luxury of being more discriminating in who they choose to lend to. When you’re looking for a loan, you also want the best interest…

Embezzlement occurs every day throughout every type of industry. Once a crime that was built primarily around greed, acts of embezzlement often occur due to workplace pressure, bribery, and sometimes out of desperate need. The reason embezzlement occurs doesn’t change the fact that it’s considered a serious crime, with consequences that significantly affect your reputation…

When hearing the phrase “insurance fraud”, most of us assume that the perpetrator is an individual who tried bilking an insurance company out of thousands of dollars via a fraudulent life insurance, automobile accident, or personal injury claim. However, there are situations in which the tables are turned and it’s the individual who sues the…

“When is time to hire a defense attorney?” is a question many of our clients have no doubt asked themselves prior to contacting us for services. This question isn’t always easy to answer, which is why John Kirby Law in San Diego has created the following summary, broken down into two categories: “When you should…

If the authorities have accused you of drug possession, there are certain things that you should NOT do/say under any circumstances. John Kirby Law, a respected defense attorney in San Diego, covers in detail the things to avoid when facing a drug possession accusation, and instead have a lawyer handle for you.