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August 2016 Archives

Dealing with drug trafficking charges

Drug laws in the United States have become strict as the government continues to try and control the production, transportation and marketing of banned substances. The exact punishment for drug offenses depends on the type and quantity of drug you are caught with. The most common forms include marijuana, cocaine and heroin.

Dealing with domestic physical abuse

Understanding domestic violence is challenging for most people. In some cases, a person may not realize that they are a victim of domestic abuse. Domestic violence is a pattern of abuse in a marriage or any other intimate relationship. It is further categorized into physical, sexual, emotional and economic abuse.

Stealing someone's identity

Obtaining the identity of another person through deceptive techniques is called identity theft. The identity may be used to abuse personal data and get economic benefit. Using another person's personal information is illegal in most states, and might lead to severe consequences for the perpetrator.

Defending first-degree murder

Being charged with first-degree murder could have severe consequences. If found guilty, the defendant could spend his or her entire life in prison. Some states allow the death penalty while others do not. The exact sentence for someone charged with first-degree murder depends on the state. Capital punishment is a legal penalty in California, and anyone found guilty of first-degree murder could be sentenced to death. Defending someone accused of first-degree murder is a complicated process. It requires a lot of preparation and strategic planning.

Understanding insurance fraud

Insurance is a means of protecting yourself from financial loss. It is one of the best forms of risk management available against any uncertain loss. And, as always, when large sums of money are involved, there is a high chance of fraud. There are several scenarios that could be considered insurance fraud. The most common insurance fraud is false or exaggerated claims in order to seek compensation for damages that never occurred. There are even some times when insurance providers are the ones committing fraud. Selling of unlicensed insurance coverage or theft of insurance premiums by brokers is also insurance fraud.

Types of credit card theft

Credit fraud is a term used to describe any illegal act involving credit cards. The unauthorized use of another person's credit card information to remove funds or make purchases is called credit card fraud. It is a form of identity theft and might lead to severe consequences for the perpetrators.

Theft and larceny law in California

Theft can take many forms subject to the property value. In California, there are two types of theft; petty theft and grand theft.  The degree of the petty crime is dependent on the value of the property.  A person who has committed petty theft can be sentenced to prison for six months or more and pay a fine of $1,000.00. If the petty theft crime is no more than $50.00, then the prosecutor can scrap the case.  An example of a petty theft that is inconsequential, and will not result in a felony charge, is stealing an ice-cream from a shopping mall. However, if the defendant has stolen more than $250.00, then the charge will be a misdemeanor or infraction.

Learn the common kinds of white-collar crime

Mail fraud and wire fraud are white-collar crimes and a serious offense. You may receive a call for a bank wire transfer from an unknown number through a text message, phone call or email. This person may be attempting to deceive you. If you provide them with the necessary information, then the person scamming you will be able to access various accounts and could rob you of your earnings. This is a prime example of mail fraud and wire fraud, to obtain money illegally through a wire transfer.

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