Federal Charges Against Marijuana Use

When Attorney General Sessions began advocating for more rigorous enforcement of marijuana use, federal prosecution began to enforce cases involving marijuana use much more strictly. This shift occurred when Attorney General Sessions rescinded the Obama-era memo that allowed federal prosecution in states where marijuana is legal. In states where recreational use of marijuana is still… Read More

Why Is My Crime a Federal Offense?

Here in the U.S., most of us live under multiple governmental jurisdictions (local, state and federal), and most crimes are prosecuted in either state or federal court. This can be confusing for the defendant charged with a federal crime. What, exactly, makes your crime a federal offense, rather than a local or state offense? The… Read More

What Is Mortgage Fraud?

In the eyes of the law, mortgage fraud refers broadly to the act of providing false or misleading information on mortgage documents for the purpose of closing real estate transactions that would not go through otherwise. Mortgage loans are complex transactions requiring many qualifications and involving many documents, and often lenders or borrowers attempt to… Read More

Types of Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud is broadly defined as the manipulation of the mortgage loan process for unlawful gain (of real estate or money). This is usually done through providing false or inaccurate information during the complicated lending process. Mortgage fraud can be committed by the borrower or by any of the housing professionals involved in the process… Read More

What Is Organized Crime?

When we hear the term “organized crime,” most of us immediately think of films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, speakeasies in Chicago, names like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano and John Gotti, and anything else in our minds relating to the Italian mob in 20th-Century America. However, when it comes to the law, organized crime extends… Read More