Marriage Fraud

Marriage Fraud

A common federally prosecuted crime is when a person knowingly marries another in order to evade any provision of our immigration laws. In a typical marriage fraud case, a United States citizen is paid to marry a foreign national in order for that person to obtain...
Endangered Species Crimes and the Lacey Act

Endangered Species Crimes and the Lacey Act

Endangered Species Crimes and the Lacey Act Federal prosecutors actively prosecute people for violating Federal law involving the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Lacey Act. If a person imports into the United States, fish or wildlife in...
Is taking “the Fifth” (Amendment) a bad idea?

Is taking “the Fifth” (Amendment) a bad idea?

Every experienced criminal defense attorney will advise anyone who is being investigated for a crime not to talk with the investigating agents or the police. It is rare, if ever, when talking with law enforcement benefits the person who is the “subject” or “target” of...
Immigration Criminal Offenses

Immigration Criminal Offenses

Federal prosecutors routinely indict people with criminal immigration offenses. During the Trump Administration, these prosecutions have increased. A common criminal immigration offense is when a person who has been deported reenters the United States illegally or is...

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