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September 2015 Archives

Most federal inmates are behind bars for drug offenses

Most people in the prison system in the United States are behind bars for the same reason: drug offenses. On the federal level, a full 50 percent of inmates have been sentenced because of drugs. On the state level, the number sits a lot lower, at just 16 percent. Still, it's clear that this is one of the leading causes of incarceration, and it's absolutely the leader in the federal system.

What is money laundering?

You were probably shocked when you were accused of money laundering, wondering what you could have done to result in such a claim. Money laundering is a process of concealing the proceeds of a crime or converting proceeds into a service or goods. For instance, a Ponzi scheme works by taking money given to you by new investors and giving it to old investors for them to "cash out." That makes it look like the old investors and your services have success, making more people invest. Eventually, each person tends to lose his or her investments.

Defend yourself against charges for selling narcotics

If you've been accused of selling prescription medications or of selling illegal substances, then you could be arrested for selling narcotics. As soon as you are investigated for or charged with this crime, it's important that you make sure you start building your defense. A conviction could mean time in jail or prison, heavy fines and damage to your reputation.

Kidnapping: A federal crime that could lead to life behind bars

Every parent fears their children going missing or being kidnapped. It's easy to assume that someone who has your children after they've gone missing took them, too. For some, accusations of kidnapping come too soon. They may have been helping a child who was lost or directing them to someone who could help them get home.

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