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What Types of Crimes are Considered Money Laundering?

Money laundering is the criminal process of transforming ill-gotten gains from serious crimes into the appearance that they are indeed legitimate assets. Here, we break down what sorts of crimes are considered money laundering and how the definition works in the real world. Money Laundering: Three Steps Money laundering is not a simple process, as […]

Federal Case Result: From Conspiracy & Fraud Charges to Freedom

Counts: 18 USC § 1344, 1349 Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, 18 USC §§ 1014 and 2 Loan and Credit Application Fraud District Judge: Merryday Sentencing Guidelines: 37 – 46 months imprisonment Mandatory Minimum: None. Sentencing Advocacy: Probation Almost ten years after commission of the crime, our client MC was arrested, just barely making the […]

Money Laundering Charges & Penalties

Money laundering is a serious federal crime that involves taking “dirty” or criminally obtained money and making it appear as though it came from a “clean” legal source. Money can be laundered in a variety of ways, and the crime is generally associated with organized crime or international terrorism. If you or a loved one […]

Federal Arrest Warrants: What It Means and What You Should Do

Finding yourself involved in a federal criminal process is a scary situation for anyone. Whether you’ve been arrested on a federal charge or you have been told a warrant will be issued for you, knowing what it means and how to protect yourself can alleviate confusion and ensure your rights are protected. What is a […]

What to Expect When Facing Federal Criminal Charges in Florida

Many people and attorneys are unfamiliar with the process of a federal criminal case filed by the United States Department of Justice. Finding the right attorney to defend you against federal charges can often feel daunting, since many attorneys focus primarily on state criminal defense work, which differs greatly from federal requirements. If you or […]

Charged with a Federal Offense? Here are 4 Things You Should Know

Below we offer general recommendations for an appropriate course of action for individuals who may be involved in a federal case. While this article offers guidelines for those arrested for a federal crime, it is not a substitute for the guidance of a lawyer who has knowledge of the specific details of the case in […]

11th Circuit and the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA)

The 11th Circuit Court recently reversed a sentence based on the ACCA, and the decision was in large part based on what documents can be admitted in determining whether a past conviction is violent or not. Raymond Braun received the ACCA required 15 year sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm because of […]

Obama Commutes 46 More Sentences Bringing His Total to 89

As anyone who has faced the federal sentencing guidelines knows, a non-violent crime that meets certain criteria can very quickly escalate to a sentence involving decades in prison. Frequently, the casual observer might easily find that the required minimum sentence does not fit the severity of the crime, especially in cases involving drugs and controlled […]

AG Holder Orders Change to Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude Approach

In April of 2015, former Attorney General Holder signed an order changing an opinion former Attorney General Mukasey had signed in 2008. A noncitizen that is convicted of a crime in the US may be deported if the crime involved moral turpitude (CIMT). Former AG Holder’s order made the application of this law more predictable, […]

Forging a Person’s Signature Constitutes “Means of Identification”

The 11th Circuit recently affirmed the conviction and sentencing of Freddie Wilson. Wilson was a bondsman that expanded his business to check cashing, and was convicted on all 14 counts of his indictment, ranging from aggravated identity theft to obstruction. The evidence against him was substantial, as the .pdf will show in the background covering […]

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