Both federal and Missouri state laws contain prohibitions against money laundering. Generally, this crime consists of purposely concealing the illegal provenance of funds.
One question that might cross your mind as you contemplate possible defense tactics is if you should plead the fifth. Regardless of the criminal charges you face, you have a constitutional right to avoid self-incrimination by remaining silent. You might believe you have to answer every question law enforcement asks, but the only information you must provide is information that identifies who you are, such as your name, date of birth and address.
The last article discussed the different types of charges for marijuana possession. Sometimes the users of marijuana and other controlled substances have an addiction and would benefit more from help than confinement.
Over the last few years, various law professionals have been working together to improve the sentencing for marijuana charges. Thankfully, their efforts are resulting in regulations that are not so harsh for first-time and minor offenders.
If you face accusations of mail fraud and indicted on federal charges, the government will be relentless when the court case against you takes place.
If you face federal drug or fraud charges, entrapment may be one of the defenses available to you. It is important to understand that effective use of this defense involves many nuances.
Wire fraud is a federal crime that consists of using an interstate communications device in the course of pursuing a scheme to defraud a person or entity of any type of item of value. Even though the law refers to the crime as wire fraud, it also includes wireless communications such as cell phones.
Children are known to make mistakes. However, there are some mistakes that warrant a hefty punishment. When a child commits a violent crime, criminal charges may follow.
Domestic violence is a serious concern and includes more than just physical abuse. Whether the assumed victim decides to press charges or not, the prosecution may decide to file domestic violence charges when possible evidence is present.
It would seem that if a crime does not take place, no criminal charges would, either. On the contrary, you can find yourself slapped with conspiracy charges, which indicate that at least two people have agreed to commit a crime. Courts might prosecute this offense as a misdemeanor or a felony, but in either case, you should be aware of several factors that can impact you and your defense.