How to Protect Your Federal Criminal Appellate Rights

How to Protect Your Federal Criminal Appellate Rights

Being investigated or charged with a federal crime is a frightening experience. However, even if you are convicted of a federal crime, you can still protect your right to appeal if you move quickly. The best way to protect your appellate rights is to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney as soon as you

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Defending Yourself in a Complex Civil Appeals Case

Defending Yourself in a Complex Civil Appeals Case

When you are involved in a complex civil appeals case, expertise in this particular area of the law is crucial. Trusting your life, your finances and your freedom to just any attorney you find online is foolish. Alternatively, taking an attorney recommendation from someone who used them for a totally different type of case can

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Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Breach of contract claims, along with tort claims and equitable claims, are one of the most common types of civil lawsuits. Individuals, a sole proprietorship, corporations, limited liability companies, limited companies, limited partnerships, nonprofit organizations, subsidiaries, joint ventures, public companies, joint-stock companies, unlimited companies and even schools can all file or be...

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What Is Medicaid Fraud?

What Is Medicaid Fraud?

If you operate a medical practice that accepts Medicaid, you probably know that Medicaid fraud is a big problem that the government does its best to identify and eliminate. This means that you could be in big trouble if your practice is accused of committing Medicaid fraud in any way. If you want the best

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Are You “Accidentally” Committing Medicare Fraud?

Medicare fraud is a serious topic that affects seniors across the nation and wastes billions of taxpayer dollars every year. When discussing Medicare fraud, many people focus on con artists and scammers who take seniors’ Medicare numbers to use them illegally. But many doctors and other medical practitioners perform Medicare fraud as well, over the course

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How the Federal Criminal Law System is Different from the State System

While both state and federal criminal charges can result in severe penalties, the federal criminal system offers less flexibility in procedure and punishment. The states are responsible for dealing with most violations of the law that happen within their borders. Therefore, most murders, rapes and robberies are state crimes and handled by state courts. Federal

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5 Common Federal Crimes Defendants Accidentally Commit

Most people think of federal criminals as people who want to commit crimes and go out of their way to do so. However, sometimes people commit white collar federal crimes without even knowing that they are committing an offence. Here are five of the most common crimes people can commit, without malice, due to oversight,

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What You Need to Know About Insider Trading Laws

What You Need to Know About Insider Trading Laws

The mere utterance of the word “insider trading” is enough to send chills down corporate employees’ spines. In reality, though, insider trading isn’t always a bad thing. One form, in fact, is nothing more than owners, directors, and officers trading stock in the company they work for. However, if you’ve been charged with insider trading,

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Immigration Fraud

Immigration Fraud

A Canadian citizen pretends to be in love with an American citizen with the goal of marrying and getting American citizenship. An American company promises to help a Mexican citizen immigrate to the United States legally, but uses false information on the person’s immigration documents. An American citizen offers to marry a French friend in

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Help! I’m Accused of Medicare/Medicaid Fraud!

One of the most troubling accusations that can be brought against a provider is Medicaid/Medicare fraud. If you’re found guilty of fraud, the consequences can be severe: Medicare or Medicaid fraud typically comes with civil or criminal charges, which can lead to fines or even jail time. Any kind of Medicare or Medicaid provider may

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Legal Basics: Texas Criminal Procedure

Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be devastating, to say the least. The legal process can be byzantine and overwhelming, especially if you don’t know how the system works. This is why you need to consult with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer as soon as you learn that you have been

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