White-collar crime may have the reputation for being sort of soft and cushy crimes. However, the sentences for white-collar crimes suggest something entirely different. That is something one woman from Santa Ana, California is learning at this very moment. According to a recent report, the woman is in jail for allegedly embezzling $1.7 million from her employer. Irvine Police arrested the woman in early October after a long investigation into the supposed theft.
In a surprising case, a promising young opera singer from Tijuana has been charged with drug trafficking in Southern California. The 23-year-old musician, whose repertoire includes Rossini and Verdi, is being accused by federal prosecutors of transporting large quantities of methamphetamine into southern California with the intent to sell. The federal drug trafficking charges carry a penalty of up to 14 years in prison if convicted.
Federal firearms charges should always be taken very seriously. Federal firearms offenses encompass a broad range of criminal activity including the possession of a gun that is not registered to trafficking. According to one recent report, a 29-year-old California man is currently experiencing just how serious federal prosecutors take weapons crimes.
A drug trafficking conviction carries severe penalties in federal court. Furthermore, because successful defense strategies may exist and courts are inconsistent with the severity of federal sentences, it is important to ensure your rights are protected when suspected of drug crimes.