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In California, there are two broad drug crime categories: simple possession and possession with the intent to sell. Both possession and possession with intent to sell of illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs not obtained with a proper prescription are against the law. The norms around sentencing for drug crimes in California…

When you’re going to court after having been charged with a crime, it is very rare that your fate is set in stone. From helping you get plea deals to reduce your sentences as much as possible, a qualified defense lawyer is somebody who will be at your side throughout the duration of your hearing. …

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….

Corporate crimes, often referred to as white collar crimes, are criminal acts that almost always stem from financial motivation and, for the most part, are non-violent. There is a certain perception that surrounds corporate crimes, primarily that they have little impact on the community as a whole and as a result, aren’t viewed as being…

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.