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September 2014 Archives

What is identity theft?

If you are facing federal theft charges, it is very important to understand the nature of the charges you face. There are a number of different types of theft, including robbery, shoplifting and cyber crimes such as identity theft. Penalties vary depending on the nature of the crime, but can be serious.

Politician faces federal charges for mail, wire fraud

Federal charges carry serious repercussions, even if they do not lead to convictions. Criminal charges have the potential to ruin the accused individual's personal and professional life, from his or her reputation in the workplace to family relationships. This is why they should be taken seriously, especially if they involve federal crimes since these carry harsher penalties, prison sentences and fines than some state crimes.

What do I do if I am facing fraud charges?

Georgia residents may not know that their state takes a hard stand against crimes of all kinds. This means that those facing criminal charges could face heavy fines, prison times and other penalization based on the type of crime they are accused of. When someone is accused of committing a crime that crosses state lines, that person may face prosecution by the federal government, which can carry even harsher sentences.

A closer look at white-collar crime and fraud

The term white-collar crime is generally used to refer to nonviolent crime that are most often committed in commerce situations for financial gain. According to the FBI, white-collar crime costs the U.S. more than $300 billion annually. White-collar crime is a category of crime that includes various forms of fraud, including financial fraud and securities fraud; embezzlement; tax evasion; and a variety of other financial crimes.

What is an indictment?

Atlanta readers of our blog may have read about the recent indictments being issued in multiple fraud cases and how this may speed up a trial. However, some readers may be unsure of what that actually means and why this is so. According to one news source, an indictment is issued by a grand jury. Again, the term grand jury is misleading because a grand jury does not actually decide on someone’s guilt or innocence. Rather, a grand jury decides whether to pursue charges against an individual or not.

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