Federal Offenses: Forgery and Uttering – Part 3: Differences

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15th May 2024

What is the difference between forgery and uttering? Forgery is the changing or making of a document with the intent to defraud someone. Uttering is passing that document to someone with the intent to defraud.  So, if you made a … more

Federal Offenses: Forgery and Uttering – Part 2: Examples and Penalties for Uttering

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30th Apr 2024

What is uttering? Uttering, an offense that is somewhat similar to counterfeiting, is defined as an individual who utters and publishes a deed, record, instrument, or other specific writing that is forged, altered, counterfeit, or otherwise false and who does … more

Federal Offenses: Forgery and Uttering – Part 1: Penalties for Forgery

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15th Apr 2024

What is forgery? Under Florida Statute 831.01, the crime of Forgery is committed when a person falsifies, alters, counterfeits, or forges a document that carries “legal efficacy” with the intent to injure or defraud another person or entity. Penalties for … more

Federal Offenses: RICO – Part 2

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31st Mar 2024

Penalties for RICO Under RICO, someone who has committed at least 2 acts of racketeering activity (drawn from a list of 27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes) within a 10-period can be charged with racketeering. Those who are accused … more

Federal Offenses: RICO – Part 1

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15th Mar 2024

What is RICO? The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), is a federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts done as part of an ongoing criminal organization. Specifically, RICO focuses … more

Disorderly Conduct Offenses – Part 2

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28th Feb 2024

Public Intoxication Public intoxication (also referred to as disorderly intoxication) fall into the category of disorderly conduct. Even if the act has taken place in an area reserved for alcohol use, a person can still face criminal charges for disrupting … more

Disorderly Conduct Offenses – Part 1

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15th Feb 2024

Disorderly Conduct Offenses in Florida Disorderly conduct is an offense that involves a person acting in such a manner as to constitute a “breach of the peace.” At times it may be difficult to distinguish which acts may simply be … more

Federal Offenses: Trafficking – Part 2

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30th Jan 2024

Different Types of Trafficking Depending on what you are accused of trafficking, you could be facing any number of extreme penalties. We can handle some of the following federal trafficking crimes: • Drug/controlled substance trafficking: Transporting controlled substances across state … more

Federal Offenses: Trafficking – Part 1

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15th Jan 2024

Trafficking Trafficking anything illegal across state lines or across country borders is something that will be heavily persecuted by the federal government. Trafficking itself isn’t necessarily illegal because it includes the transportation of goods for the purpose of trade by … more

Federal Offenses: Tax evasion

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30th Dec 2023

What is tax evasion? Tax evasion is defined as the purposeful illegal attempt of a U.S. citizen to evade assessment or payment of a tax imposed by the federal government. The organization that oversees taxes, the Internal Revenues Service, is … more