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Campaign Finance Violations

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Most laws regulating campaign financing are enforced administratively by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), which issues civil fines for violations. However, the Department of Justice (DOJ) does have criminal jurisdiction in certain types of cases, namely those that involve willful violations of campaign finances laws. These kinds of offenses tend to result in serious… Read More »

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Do I Qualify for the Federal Sentencing “Safety Valve” Exception?

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

When it comes to sentencing defendants who have been convicted of certain federal offenses, courts are generally required to implement a strict guideline of minimum mandatory sentences. Fortunately, there are some instances, in which a judge can issue a sentence that differs from these guidelines, so if you have been charged in federal court,… Read More »

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Making False Healthcare-Related Statements

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Under federal law, it is considered a crime to make false or fraudulent statements when it comes to healthcare benefit programs. Unfortunately, many people are prosecuted for this type of prohibited conduct when they weren’t even aware that they were breaking the law. In these cases, proving a lack of intent can be crucial… Read More »

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Continuing Criminal Enterprise Charges

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Most drug crimes are prosecuted in state court. There are, however, a few exceptions where federal courts are willing to step in and prosecute drug offenses. For instance, a person can be charged in federal court for a drug-related offense if he or she is being accused of involvement in a continuing criminal enterprise…. Read More »

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Can I be Charged with Election Fraud in Federal Court?

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Election fraud usually involves allegations of the corruption of one of the three main processes involved in an election, namely registering voters, obtaining and marking ballots, and counting and certifying results. Whether these kinds of allegations are tried in state or federal court can have important repercussions for defendants, making it especially important for… Read More »

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DUI/DWI on Federal Property

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Most people expect certain offenses, such as organized crime, bank robbery, or interstate drug trafficking to fall under the purview of the federal courts. However, few are aware that it is also considered a federal crime to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on federal property. Being charged in federal… Read More »

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Interstate Stalking Charges

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

In 1996, Congress passed the Interstate Stalking Act, a federal law that makes it a crime to travel across state lines with the intent to injure or harass someone else. There are, however, other factors that must be fulfilled before a person can be convicted of interstate stalking, which comes with severe penalties, so… Read More »

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Embezzlement Against an Estate

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Although most people are at least somewhat familiar with the crime of embezzlement against an employer, many don’t know that it is also possible to be charged with and convicted of embezzling against an estate. Being convicted of this offense can have serious consequences, including jail time, fines, and the creation of a permanent… Read More »

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Federal Stalking Laws

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Although many states prohibit stalking, only a handful address online stalking, which is also referred to as cyberstalking. Federal law, however, does address cyberstalking by prohibiting the transmission of any communication in interstate or foreign commerce that contains a threat to injure another person. This law applies to any communication that is actually transmitted,… Read More »

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Money Laundering Charges Involving an Undercover Sting Operation

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

There are three main types of money laundering charges: domestic money laundering, international money laundering, and money laundering involving a sting operation. The third type of money laundering offense specifically involves a prosecution based on an undercover operation by law enforcement. This means that the unlawful financial transaction in question involved funds that were… Read More »

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