In many ways, today's life is easier than it was 20 years ago. In other ways, however, it can be much more complicated. This is the case when it comes to the Internet and electronic crimes. Offenses that can be committed over the Internet are numerous, and those who find themselves facing such allegations may be in quite a fight. Failing to adequately prepare a criminal defense could be have long-term consequences.
Merely being accused of a federal crime can ruin an individual's reputation, and a conviction could lead to years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and a criminal record that can make life extremely difficult. Although these penalties are a very real possibility for those who are alleged to have actually carried out the criminal act, even those who were part of thinking out and planning the alleged offense could face an uphill legal battle.
The New Year has arrived and many California residents may find themselves already thinking about their tax obligations from the previous year. Although for many people this is a time when they may look forward to a hefty tax return, for others it may be a process through which they find themselves facing federal charges for tax evasion.
With recent current events taking hold of the nation, our country has turned up the heat on those who illegally manufacture, distribute and purchase weapons. This could also be a response to the increase in firearms availability on the black market, as was discussed last week on the blog. Regardless, those who are accused of a federal gun crime or another federal weapons offense are up against a difficult challenge; one that, if lost, could result in serious long-term consequences.