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Factors to Consider before Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

If there’s anything more frustrating than facing a criminal charge, it is hiring the wrong criminal defense attorney. Hiring the right lawyer plays a major role in helping you deal with your criminal case. It is, perhaps, one of the most important decisions you will ever make. You need to be level-headed and make a wise decision when it comes to choosing the right attorney. This can be a challenging task as there are a lot of criminal defense lawyers…

Often Times Traffic Stops Can Lead to Drug Busts

As police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico were out looking for potential drunk drivers on New Years Eve, they ended up making two felony arrests.  One man was found with black tar heroin, crack cocaine and meth according to KRQE News 13 – Albuquerque @ http://www.krqe.com/. Many drug arrests occur as a result of individuals who are caught transporting illegal drugs and substances. This is a very serious crime and can have harsh penalties. You need to consult a drug crime…

How Can a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney Help You?

Criminal Defense Law – Types of Criminal Defenses If you have unfortunately been accused in a criminal crime, you need to come up with a solid defense that projects your innocence. It takes a lawyer with a lot of experience and thorough knowledge of the law to make a defense that will convince the judge and the jury of your innocence. A weak defense can send an innocent person to prison while a strong defense can get a defendant acquitted.…

9 people face federal racketeering charges in chicago

A seven-years-long investigation by a variety of federal agents has led to criminal charges against nine Chicago residents. Each of these people were already in federal or state custody when the indictment was issued. These people face federal racketeering charges stemming from a variety of violent behavior. According to federal investigators, the nine people were members of a South Side gang and had been involved in the murder of five individuals between 2006 and 2008. The federal authorities also accuse…

Illinois doctor faces federal charges after state charges dropped

Federal crimes are very serious. They are investigated, prosecuted and sentenced in the federal court system. Within that system, those accused face serious punishments. While people have many of the same protections in federal court as they do in state court, the federal court has vast resources in which it can investigate and prosecute federal crimes. Recently an Illinois doctor has been accused of federal crimes. In August 2013, state officials raided his office and arrested the doctor. However, recently…

Chicago woman accused of filing false liens against feds

Being convicted of a federal crime can have a seriously negative impact on a person’s life. A conviction typically leads to penalties, such as spending time in prison, fines and probation. In society, it can be more difficult to obtain a job and be approved for housing. Unfortunately, being charged with federal crimes means facing off against federal prosecutors and their seemingly endless supply of funds and ability to drag cases out until the defendant gives up and pleads guilty. A Chicago…

Federal charges against us marshal dropped

The federal government has its own court system with separate laws, regulations and procedures in which it prosecutes certain categories of crimes. If someone is found guilty on federal charges, that person can face serious penalties including large fines and lengthy prison sentences. However, it is possible, with the right help, for people to fight federal charges and avoid punishment. For example, in a recent Chicago case, a federal judge has dismissed charges against a U.S. marshal. This man had been accused…

Chicago area doctors charged with medicare fraud

A Medicare Fraud Strike Force investigation has led to the arrest of two Chicagoland doctors and at least five others. The seven individuals have been arrested on several federal charges, mainly Medicare fraud. These seven Illinois residents were just part of a larger group of 89 medical professionals who were arrested as part of the investigation. In addition to the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, the investigation was conducted with the help of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and…

Federal prosecutors bring charges in cyber crime ring

In what is being lauded as the biggest cyber crime in the history of the United States, federal prosecutors have brought charges in a cyber crime ring that reportedly cost companies over $300 million. The suspects allegedly hacked into companies in order to commit credit card fraud. Five people have been charged in the spree and two men are in custody. The investigation has been building for many years. Companies attacked by the hackers include some well-known names like J.C.…

Chicago area businessman arrested on federal charges

The federal government provides a variety of services to American citizens. The U.S. government provides national parks, healthcare benefits, educational benefits, police services and more. These benefits are extremely varied and sometimes people may not even realize that the federal government is involved in a particular activity. When criminal activity involves one of these federal services, federal criminal charges can follow. Recently, the 42-year-old CEO of a Chicago based medical services company has been arrested on federal charges. A 63-year-old doctor…

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