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Federal Unlawful Restraint Charges

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Although not considered as severe as kidnapping, federal unlawful restraint charges should still be taken seriously, as this offense is still considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by jail time. If you have been accused of unlawful restraint and have questions or concerns about your own defense, please contact a Miami federal crime lawyer… Read More »

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The Sale and Transportation of Drug Paraphernalia

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Most people are aware, whether from the news, personal experience, or legal training, that selling, manufacturing, and distributing controlled substances by unauthorized users is prohibited by federal law. However, few are aware that it is also unlawful to sell drug paraphernalia and that doing so is a violation of federal law and punishable by… Read More »

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Dealing in Stolen Property

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

In Florida, it is considered a serious crime to traffic in stolen property. In fact, this offense is a second degree felony and so is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. To learn more about this charge and potential defenses, please contact an attorney who is well-versed in white collar crime and… Read More »

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Extortion by Force or Threat

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Most people are aware that using force to extort money or to convince a person to perform an act against his or her will is unlawful. However, according to state law, a person can be charged with extortion even if he or she only made threats. The penalties for being convicted of extortion can… Read More »

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Selling Date Rape Drugs

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Although most people know that selling, manufacturing, and distributing controlled substances without authorization is a violation of federal law, many are not aware that selling date rape drugs is also specifically prohibited under federal law. Conviction for this offense comes with harsh penalties, making it especially important for those who have been accused of… Read More »

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Mishandling Hazardous or Toxic Substances

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

In the 1970’s, Congress passed a series of laws aimed at protecting the nation’s water, lands, and air from uncontrolled pollution. Resulting environmental regulation was also accompanied by criminal provisions, which were included to deter companies from using illegal shortcuts to evade government controls. Unfortunately, many companies are charged with mishandling hazardous substances even… Read More »

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Unlawfully Procuring Bank Loans

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Federal law prohibits receiving commissions or gifts in exchange for procuring a loan, so if you have been accused of being involved in this type of activity, you should strongly consider retaining a white collar crime lawyer who may be able to get your charges reduced or even dismissed. Prohibited Conduct   As most… Read More »

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Aggravated Identity Theft

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

While most people know that identity theft is prohibited by both state and federal law, few are aware that a person can also be charged with an offense known as aggravated identity theft. The latter comes with harsher penalties, including fines and jail time, so if you have been accused of aggravated identity theft,… Read More »

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Making Extortionate Extensions of Credit

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Under federal law, lenders are specifically prohibited from making extortionate extensions of credit. In fact, even conspiring to do so is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a substantial fine, so if you are being investigated for making an extortionate extension of credit or another fraud-related offense, you should consider speaking… Read More »

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Dispensing Controlled Substances Over the Internet

By Jeffrey S. Weiner |

Only practitioners who are registered with the DEA and are properly licensed can prescribe controlled substances. These requirements also apply to online pharmacies, although the requirements in question will vary depending on the specific drug being filled. Unfortunately, many innocent people who are unaware of these rules or who accidentally violate one are charged… Read More »

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