If you read or hear about people in New York who have been accused of insider trading, you might wonder what exactly leads to these types of allegations. In its most basic form, insider trading involves a person benefitting by trading stocks based upon knowledge gained due to a privileged position of some sort. Often, these situations involve a person who works for a company and who has access to company information that those outside the company would not have.
Our federal legal system is based on two things: The Constitution and the United States Code, the "official compilation and codification of general and permanent federal statutory law."
People in California who end up facing criminal charges may ultimately be struggling with a more serious underlying problem. Substance abuse is one of these problems that has been known to contribute to criminal activity as people who are addicted to drugs may engage in behaviors that are risky, illegal or potentially both in order to feed their addictions.
On social media, the term "friend" has a loose meaning. Some people have hundreds of friends and followers. Law enforcement has figured out how to use this to their advantage to elicit confessions, access incriminating evidence or set people up for arrests.
If you are like most people in California, the thought of drinking among college students does not seem abnormal. In fact, it is almost expected that college kids will experiment to some degree with alcohol. When those students also drive, they can be at risk for being charged with a driving under the influence offense even if they have only had one or two drinks.
After having completed the requirements that may come with a criminal offense in Irvine, typically your only wish is to be able to move on with your life. Yet as many of those that our team here at Ron Cordova, Attorney at Law has worked with in the past can attest to, having any record of a past criminal offense can inhibit doing just that. A criminal history can keep you from getting a job or enjoying other benefits such as qualifying for housing. The question then becomes whether there is a way for you to have your criminal record cleared.
Credit card fraud is a serious offense. When the police catch someone who committed fraud, the penalty will depend on how much the person has spent on the card. In California, the punishment can be up to two years in county jail.