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What is the Statute of Limitations for Federal Tax Fraud?

What is the Statute of Limitations for Federal Tax Fraud?

There is ample opportunity to make mistakes when you file your taxes yourself. The IRS can launch an investigation against you if the agency suspects any wrongdoing. Of course, some tax filers purposely mislead the IRS regarding the amount they owe or will be getting back. Whether you lied to the IRS or made a

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Jury Trial vs. Bench Trial — Benefits of Each for Criminal Cases

Jury Trial vs. Bench Trial — Benefits of Each for Criminal Cases

If you’re facing legal charges, you should be working with a lawyer to prepare for your trial. Part of this process is figuring out whether you should have a bench trial or a jury trial. If you’re unfamiliar with both options, this decision can be difficult. If you want to learn about a bench trial

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How to Get a Prison Sentence Reduced – Federal Sentence Reduction

How to Get a Prison Sentence Reduced – Federal Sentence Reduction

Being convicted of a federal crime can be scary, especially when it’s the first time you’ve been charged, and you aren’t sure what to expect. Whether you’ve been convicted of fraud, conspiracy, drug charges, or other crimes, you’ll want to know how much of a federal sentence must be served. Is there such a thing

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What Are Fraudulent FEMA Claims? – How To Report FEMA Fraud

What Are Fraudulent FEMA Claims? – How To Report FEMA Fraud

If you’ve suffered a natural disaster, you might be familiar with the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA. This agency is meant to aid people who end up homeless or need money for disaster-related expenses directly following a flood, hurricane, or other catastrophes. Some people take advantage of this emergency assistance program, which means they

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Can Prosecutors Appeal a Not Guilty Verdict?

Can Prosecutors Appeal a Not Guilty Verdict?

Commonly referenced in popular culture but less widely understood is the legal principle of “double jeopardy.” This principle is deeply rooted in the United States Constitution as well as state constitutions. It means that the government cannot bring a second criminal trial against a defendant after the defendant has been declared not guilty in their

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Writ of Habeas Corpus and Direct Appeals – Key Differences

Writ of Habeas Corpus and Direct Appeals – Key Differences

Defendants seeking to challenge the conditions of their imprisonment or the imprisonment itself may seek help from the court by filing an application or petition for a “writ of habeas corpus.” What’s the difference between a direct appeal and a writ of habeas corpus? Keep reading to find out. What Is a Writ of Habeas

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17 Different Types of Legal Defenses in Criminal Law

17 Different Types of Legal Defenses in Criminal Law

When you have been charged with a crime, one of the first questions you might ask is what types of defenses are available to you. This is where you will need to know the legal defenses in criminal law and where defense lawyer strategies that have been perfected with time and experience can help you.

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What Happens If You Lose an Appeal?

What Happens If You Lose an Appeal?

If you lose your appeal, then you may want to consider whether you want to go through the process of another appeal. The decision is ultimately up to the individual, but it is important to understand that there are risks involved. You should always consult with an experienced federal appeal lawyer in these situations. What

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What Is a PSI Report? – Who Writes a Federal PSI & How Is It Used?

What Is a PSI Report? – Who Writes a Federal PSI & How Is It Used?

If you’re facing criminal charges, you will likely start hearing a lot of legal jargon as your case progresses. A presentence investigation report, also known as a PSI report, is just one legal concept you will hear about until your case is over. So why is a PSI ordered, and what does the presentence investigation

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What Happens When a Writ of Habeas Corpus Is Granted?

What Happens When a Writ of Habeas Corpus Is Granted?

The writ of habeas corpus is a legal action that compels a person to produce another person who is being wrongfully detained. It is a fundamental civil liberty and one of the most important rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. We’ll further discuss the concept in this article. Definition of Writ of Habeas Corpus A

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