Category Archives: Federal Crimes Defense

Federal Crimes Aren’t Just For Dangerous Criminals

Federal Crimes Aren’t Just For Dangerous CriminalsMost of the time when people hear about someone committing a Federal Crime, thoughts turn immediately to the most severe criminal acts possible. Kidnapping, well-orchestrated drug trafficking and dramatic high jacking all come to mind. But while those sorts of acts do indeed constitute Federal level crimes, that doesn’t mean that ALL Federal crimes are acts of epic violence and theft. Continue reading

Swatting Is A Federal Crime

Swatting Is A Federal CrimePranks are the kind of harmless activity that some people regard as an unavoidable, perhaps even necessary “character building experience” that adolescents either engage in, or are victimized by. Usually these pranks are just that; essentially harmless activities meant to annoy, harass or humiliate as teenagers figure out who they are.

However, in the 21st century, there is one prank that has become not just a chargeable offense, it can be prosecuted as a Federal crime. Charges like conspiracy to retaliate against a witness, victim or informant, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and unauthorized access of a protected computer, and conspiring to obstruct justice all comprise this “prank.” Continue reading

How Does A Criminal Record Affect You?

How Does A Criminal Record Affect You?In the event that you or a family member is charged with a crime, go to trial and are convicted of that crime, one of the things that is 100% guaranteed to happen is that a criminal record will now be created for the convicted. This is one of those things that everybody hears about, and in school, it is often used as an ominous, ambiguous threat to a comfortable, secure career and future. Continue reading

How A DWI Can Impact Your Life

How A DWI Can Impact Your LifeLong Island is the most heavily populated island in the country, and the millions who live here regularly rely on their vehicles to get them to and from their destinations. It’s easy to overlook just how much of an impact our cars and the freedom they provide can really give us – until you risk losing that freedom. Continue reading

What Will A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do For Me?

What Will A Criminal Defense Lawyer Do For Me?If you have been charged with a crime, or if you are under criminal investigation and suspect that you may soon be charged and arrested, the first thing you should do is get a lawyer. Defendants are always better off when working with an attorney. The path of self representation will only lead to headaches, fines, and possibly even jail time. It is nearly impossible for a defendant to handle his or her own criminal case. Apart from the distraction, worry, and loss of sleep caused by the extreme stress of the situation, the vast complexities of the law itself make self representation exceedingly difficult. A lawyer will do much on your behalf. Here are just a few examples: Continue reading

What To Do When You Get A DWI In Suffolk County

What To Do When You Get A DWI In Suffolk CountySo you had a bit too much to drink and, despite your better judgment, decided to drive home anyway. After all, home is just a short drive from the bar where you stopped off after work to have a few drinks with a friend. What could possibly happen in the short time it takes to get from your favorite local drinking spot to your house? Continue reading

The Importance Of Retaining A Criminal Defense Attorney

The Importance Of Retaining A Criminal Defense AttorneyAbraham Lincoln once famously said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” You’re certainly no fool, so why on earth would you consider representing yourself in court? If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, the most important step you can take is to retain a qualified criminal defense attorney to act as your representative before the court. This also holds true if you believe that you are the subject of a criminal investigation, particularly if you suspect that you will soon be arrested and charged with a crime. Continue reading

White Collar Crimes And Adequate Legal Representation

White Collar Crimes And Adequate Legal RepresentationThe term “white collar crime” is thrown around quite a lot these days. But what, exactly, does it mean? Simply stated, a white collar crime is a non-violent crime committed by means of deceit and motivated by financial gain. Some common types of white collar crimes include fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering. Ponzi schemes and securities fraud (think “insider trading”) are white collar crimes. Insurance fraud and even tax evasion are considered white collar crimes. Continue reading

The Federal Landscape

The Federal LandscapeBy and large, most criminal charges filed each year are filed by the individual 50 states of the union, rather than by the federal government itself.  After all, the state governments are meant to be the most important organization level as far as day-to-day operations go, and because of this states are far more independent from the federal government than other states and provinces are in most other nations on the planet. Continue reading

The Electronic Mire Of White-Collar Crimes

The Electronic Mire Of White-Collar CrimesWhen most people think of crime, they think of something simple and straightforward:  a robbery at gunpoint, an argument that escalates into throwing punches, or else a thieving pickpocket who “accidentally” bumps into a dozen different people on a crowded city street.  What people usually don’t think of are well-dressed men and women going to office jobs in big, corporate buildings, sitting down at their computers, and then proceeding to commit acts of embezzlement, fraud, misappropriation, and outright theft. Continue reading