What is a Federal Indictment?

In simple terms, a federal indictment is when the United States Government formally accuses a person of a crime. Crimes, of course, can be committed against either/both the federal government and the states, usually with some overlap. In most cases, crimes are tried at the state level, but the federal government may choose to press charges… Read More

What Are The Consequences For Breaking Parole or Probation?

Parole and probation are two different things, but they are similar in that they involve monitoring your activities and following certain rules established by the court as an alternative to incarceration (or a return to incarceration). The consequences for breaking parole or probation may differ greatly according to state and the specific circumstances, ranging from… Read More

How Does Brown v. Board of Education Affect My Child’s Schooling?

Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark Supreme Court case in which the Court unanimously determined in 1954 that the segregation of public schools was inherently unequal, and therefore unconstitutional. The rationale was that allowing segregation of the races in public education would automatically translate to African-Americans not having access to the same educational… Read More

What is Food Stamp Fraud

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, is a government program designed to assist low-income families in the purchase of needed food. However, when the system is abused or used for personal gain rather than genuine assistance, this is considered food stamp fraud. It’s a crime, and it can be… Read More