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February 2015 Archives

Is sending marijuana through the mail considered a crime?

According to a CNN report released this month, Alaska will become the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing the count up to three states that have legalized the use of the drug so far. While some might say that Alaska's decision to legalize marijuana illustrates the changing opinion about the drug, it's important for our Georgia readers to remember one important thing: the drug is still considered illegal here in our state and you can face prosecution if you are caught with it.

Fraudulent tax filings put TurboTax customers at risk of scrutiny

TurboTax is warning customers who filed previous tax returns to watch their accounts carefully in the months to come. That's because the company was able to identify an alarming number of fraudulent state-tax filings the company believes was the result of recent data breaches. It's believed that customer information may have been compromised, which was then used to illegally obtain "bogus refunds."

Is there a time limit on charging someone with a crime?

Unless you're an avid follower of criminal law, you're probably like most people across Georgia who only have a vague understanding of the law. There are some laws we learned as adults while there are other laws -- such as those concerning murder and theft -- that were ingrained in us during our early years. But while we might not be able to cite these laws verbatim, most people know that breaking them could lead to criminal charges and serious legal consequences down the road.

How can lawyers help defend against mail fraud charges?

Federal charges are serious enough as it is, but when those charges are compounded by mail and wire fraud charges, the subsequent punishment can be very harsh. As discussed previously on the Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Blog, mail fraud takes place when mails are used in connection with a criminal case. Wire fraud takes place if telephones or cellphones or computers are used during the commission of a crime. Mail and wire fraud charges often accompany antitrust violations and securities fraud charges.

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