Does the FTC Have Authority to Order Restitution to Consumers Hurt by Fraud?
Last Thursday, July 9, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to order restitution to consumers who have been hurt by fraud in the marketplace. This article outlines the FTC’s power – under Section 13B of the Federal Trade Commission Act – and their authority to seek injunctive relief […]read more
Federal Prosecutions – July 2020
Last Updated Monday, July 20, 2020, at 11:58 PM Every Friday, The Criminal Lawyer Group publishes a digest of the latest federal prosecutions nationally. Our goal is to keep the public informed as to recent events in federal courts around the country. Unless otherwise disclosed, none of the defendants mentioned in these summaries are clients […]read more
Federal Prosecutions – June 2020
Last Updated Friday, June 26, 2020, at 1:08 PM Every Friday, The Criminal Lawyer Group publishes a digest of the latest federal prosecutions nationally. Our goal is to keep the public informed as to recent events in federal courts around the country. Unless otherwise disclosed, none of the defendants mentioned in these summaries are clients […]read more
Price Gouging and Pricing Issues During COVID-19
I. What is “Price Gouging?” Price gouging is an illegal or otherwise unreasonable increase in pricing of goods and services, in response to a large increase in demand or a sharp decrease in availability, usually associated with an emergency or other catastrophic event. “Emergency and Catastrophic Event” Typically, illegal price gouging and related laws are […]read more
COVID-19 Crimes Report
In the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), government investigative agencies are on high alert and are working 24/7 to detect the criminal activities that have resulted from individuals allegedly exploiting this global pandemic. The result of this heightened awareness has sparked an increase in criminal investigations and prosecutions for a litany of crimes related […]read more
Police Widow Accused of Stealing Over $400,000
It is easy to think that individuals accused of white collar crimes are wealthy executives or members of the C-Suite. In fact, most white collar crimes are committed by regular individuals who give in to temptation, having access to more money than they could have ever imagined for themselves. Such seems to be the case […]read more
Who Hires Federal Defense Attorneys?
As of January 2019, according to data available from the Department of Justice, the kinds of cases that are most prosecuted are immigration crimes (at seventy-one percent), and drugs or drug-trafficking (at seven percent).read more
The First Step Act
At the end of 2018, President Trump signed into law the First Step Act, which is the largest criminal justice reformation act in a generation. It passed with huge bipartisan support.read more
Fewer Criminal Trials due to Fear of Excessive Punishment
The National Associate for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) released a report last year which discovered that less than three percent of federal criminal cases are resolved through trial across the country.read more
Decrease in White Collar Prosecutions
Despite the headlines that seem to focus on political misconduct and white collar crimes, federal statistics report that white collar criminal prosecutions are actually on the decline. This is an unusual trend in that federal prosecution levels overall remain historically high.read more
Separate Sovereignty or Double Jeopardy?
One of the more interesting things about criminal law in the U.S. is the concept of dual sovereignty. That means that both state and federal law can apply to individuals at any one time. Both federal and state governments can prosecute someone for the same crime under a different set of laws without infringing on […]read more
Dementia and the Death Penalty
The death penalty is one of the largest sources of litigation and Supreme Court examination in criminal law. The Eighth Amendment has a strict prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. For now, it is legal, although many states no longer allow the death penalty to be administered. There are multiple limits on when the death […]read more
Do Gag Orders Help Those on Trial?
On Friday, February 15, 2019, a federal judge imposed a gag order in the case of Roger Stone, the Republican political consultant who was recently arrested during an early morning raid by the FBI. The specific order requires lawyers and others in the case to not discuss it publicly in any way which might ‘pose […]read more
Prison Reform – Start at the Front
The American Civil Liberties Union has always been a stalwart defender of basic human and civil rights in the United States. Recently, it has created a campaign in 24 cities across the country to reduce jail and prison populations by emphasizing voter education and mobilization. The idea is to encourage voters to remove prosecutors currently […]read more
What is Criminal Record? Information about Criminal Record
The moment a person does any form of crime; the crime is mentioned as a criminal record of the person. There is no difference on the type of crime that is done; let it be a single drinking under influence charge or a robbery; it is mentioned on the criminal record. When a law is […]read more
The famous police serial, Law and order: Criminal Intent
Law and order: criminal intent is the name of one of America’s leading television series. This is a series that is set in New York City where the first episode of the series was aired on September 30, 2001. This has been along running series where it is now in the fifth series and has […]read more
What is Criminal Law? Information about Criminal Law
What is “Criminal Law?” “Criminal law” is the system of law that punishes people who commit crimes and other various types of “criminal acts.” What is a “Criminal Act?” A “criminal act” is conduct that is perceived as: Threatening; Harmful; or Endangers the property, health, safety, or moral welfare of another. A Brief History of […]read more
The email spamming, a cybercrime? A time massacre?
The Internet, or, more accurately, email, has spawned one of the greatest nuisances of our time, “spam”. Conservative estimates are that 100 million people receive at least one spam email. It is also estimated that somewhere between 50 percent and 70 percent of all email messages are spam. As you will see, quantifying the cost […]read more
The evolution of cybercrime from past to the present
Every so often we experience an advance in technology that is so radical it not only changes the way that societies interact, it also has a fundamental affect on the behaviour of the criminal element within that society: introducing completely new and previously unheard of words into our everyday language usage. Henry Ford’s invention of […]read more
Should MySpace, Orkut and other online communities be held legally responsible for online domestic violence crimes committed by their users?
For every boon there is always a downside-such is the case with the Internet, which has become not only the information highway, but also a playground for individuals who seek to wreak havoc on others. As San Diego criminal defense attorneys are quickly learning, as useful and entertaining as the Internet can be, a lot […]read more
Necessity of criminal background check
Violence in workplace– isn’t it one of the issues we hear everyday in the news? According to statistics in US, at least one employee is killed every week as a result of violence in workplace and 20 employees get injured. This can be caused by current employees or former employees. This happens due to some […]read more
Free Criminal Background Check Information
How important are the employees to the company? Employees are the one who’s responsible for the company’s different functions. They are the force that keeps the company going. Companies won’t progress without the help of the employees. Because of this, hiring employees should be considered as serious matter therefore it should be one of the […]read more
How to make a criminal background check? Looking for a criminal background check
What is a background check? A background check is the checking of your criminal records, employment record, educational record, driving record and even your financial records. Those types of records are probably one of the most important records, which are required during employment. Background checks are very useful especially for large companies. One of the […]read more
How to Perform a State Criminal Background Check
How much personal information should your employer, friends and associates have access to in order for you to earn a living and participate in various activities? This question is being given serious thought today as the government continues to stress the importance of each individual doing their part to protect national security. Individuals who have […]read more
Information on Criminal Justice School
Accreditation of the criminal justice school is an important point that has to be taken into consideration when choosing the best school for your enrolment for criminal studies. By accreditation, it means that these schools and its programs have been reviewed by representatives of the US Department of Education. Once the school seeking accreditation has […]read more
How does a criminal justice degree help?
In the present world, people pay much attention to issues such as homeland security, public safety, airport security and terrorism. They are interested in subjects related to criminology, criminal psychology and other related subjects. There are many branches of the criminology or criminal justice in which you can obtain proficiency y taking up these subjects […]read more
Criminal Justice Degree Online
A criminal justice degree online may open up a fiesta of opportunities in the job market that many are not aware. In today’s world of fierce competition, having a university degree in some subject may not help you to earn a good living. Specialization is the key word in today’s world of competition and perfection. […]read more
What is Criminal Justice? Information about Criminal Justice
The term ‘criminal Justice’ is much wider than what is normally perceived. As the words (criminal – justice) indicate, in simple terms it refers to the deserved justice to the criminal community at the various stages between the committed crime and punishment. Legally and literally criminal justice covers a wide gamut of activities beginning from […]read more
Are Similar Skills Used To Investigate? A Crime Scene and Commentate a Football Penalty Decision?
The profession of criminal justice is a fascinating field of work. The skills one must learn to earn a forensic science degree or become a crime scene investigator, are founded of principles of forensic psychology and criminology. In crime scene training, the investigator is looking for clues that will lead to understanding what type of […]read more
The Evolution of Criminal Justice
Ancient Mesopotamia – The Code of Hammurabi In earliest times it was a crime to displease either the gods or the king. The Mesopotamian king Hammurabi (1795-1750 BC), “the exalted prince, who feared God” felt be was divinely called “to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the […]read more
It is Important to Hire the Best Criminal Defense Attorney to Win a Case
When charged with any serious crime or felony in a state court, you would definitely want to have the best criminal defense attorney working for you. It is of no use hiring a lawyer who is just practicing criminal law. What you want is talent and respected professionalism from the criminal defense attorney who has […]read more
Tips on Choosing the Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Law is so large an entity that no definite word or phrase can actually define it. This is because there are different laws to cater to different situations of life. There is civil law, which is the law that relates to laws connected with personal relationships, marriages and interpersonal circumstances like a personal injury case. […]read more
Who is Criminal Defense Attorney? Information about Criminal Defense Attorney
The criminal defense attorney is the attorney that is approached to represent a person who has been accused of a crime. Each and every person accused of a crime approaches a criminal defense attorney for help from being declared innocent. Although a criminal defense attorney may cost the accused money, it is always better to […]read more
Be True to the Criminal Defense Lawyer
You will never know when you may need the services of a criminal defense lawyer in your day-to-day life. It’s not that you will purposely break the law or something; sometimes unavoidable things happen. Sometimes, you won’t even know that you had done a mistake till you get a court notice! This is when the […]read more
Criminal Defense Lawyers of Different States
Sometimes people intentionally break laws and sometimes it happens as a mistake. In the latter case, one is not even aware that one has broken the law until and unless one is accused or sued, and proceedings start taking place against one. In such a situation, what or rather who, one urgently needs is a […]read more
Who is Criminal Defense Lawyer? Information about Criminal Defense Lawyer
If law is a subject that has always enthralled you, then criminal law is the best branch of law you should pursue. This is a part of law that deals with all crimes associated with sex, drugs, robbery, murders, etc. In fact, this is an exciting branch of law that needs all the knowledge you […]read more
How to find a New York criminal attorney
It has recently been found that most Americans over the age of 18 have used a lawyer for some purpose or the other, or so says the researchers for the American Bar Association. Some of the most usual legal matters include making of wills, drawing up of agreements, real estate dealings, a divorce, when suing […]read more
Information on criminal law attorneys
Criminal law attorneys are those who defend the criminal law cases. Criminal law better known as penal law consists of both fundamental and common laws that deal with both the nature of the crime committed as well as the retribution. Now what is “crime”? Basically, any such action which does not follow public law is […]read more
Information on federal criminal defense attorney
A Federal Criminal Defense Attorney is the lawyer of the person accused of a federal deception or the lawyer of the victim- who is also called the defendant. Involving various different court measures, a federal hoax case usually warrants the defender calling an attorney immediately, and arranging his release. Depending on the number of victims […]read more
Who is criminal attorney?
A student who is interested in studying law can take up different branches according to their interest. Say for example. You are interested in solving matters related to personal relationships, marriage, and other interpersonal situations such as injury cases, you can take up the branch of civil law. Another important branch is the criminal law […]read more
Comparing children in past to present the crime age decreases every year
Probably one of the most difficult and hotly debate issues that any society faces is the level of criminal responsibility that a child can be held responsible for. The general consensus is that children cannot be held accountable for their criminal behavior because they are unaware that what they are doing is necessarily wrong. Without […]read more
How fair is installing tracking microchips to criminals? Does this violate human rights?
Human rights advocates and criminal attorneys are both caught in the cross hairs of the debate regarding how to administer justice to individuals accused of a crime while at the same time protecting their human rights. No matter how heinous the crime, criminal attorneys are aware of the Sixth Amendment of the Bill of Rights […]read more
Nature Work for Criminal Lawyers
It is quite common to find criminal lawyers working most of their time in offices, courtrooms and law libraries. If necessary, they also meet their clients at business, homes, hospitals or even prisons. Sometimes criminal lawyers may also do some traveling to attend meetings, appear in court, gather important evidence and approach legislative bodies and […]read more
Hiring a Criminal Lawyer
It is not necessary to entail the services of a lawyer for petty problems in life like buying a house or making ends to pay bills. However, the services of a criminal lawyer is very much required if you are charged with driving under the influence, some assault or perhaps some other crime. The reason […]read more
Criminal Lawyer Search
Anyone could have a personal case, business case or criminal cases anytime. We can never really tell when. That is why it is very essential to know how to find the perfect lawyer that would suit your needs. If you are looking for a lawyer, the first thing that you must know is their specialization. […]read more
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Criminal Lawyers … And Then Some
The Criminal Lawyer Group is here to answer all of your questions about criminal lawyers and help you find the best criminal defense attorney for your specific case. We represent defendants across the country in both state and federal criminal matters and government investigations. Many defendants facing criminal charges are going through the criminal litigation […]read more
Could The Idea Of Conducting A Criminal Trial Online Become A Reality?
The potential of the technology behind the Internet has attracted the attention of some of the best criminal lawyers, who are actively seeking to define the future of legal practice. Considering all the factors that are contributing to an increase in crime, it is becoming more evident that the status quo for the justice system […]read more
Giving a child’s guardianship to father or mother. Is this a crime? Could The Idea Of Conducting A Criminal Trial Online Become A Reality?
Whatever the circumstances may be, and however may be at fault, one thing is certain with divorce: it will get ugly. Add children to the equation, and you might think matters would improve. After all, no parent would happily see their child suffer. Empirical evidence, however, suggests otherwise. When a marriage is breaking down and […]read more
Phoenix Criminal Lawyer
Practicing law is one of the nations fastest growing and most cultural diverse cities presents its own pros and cons. Named after the bird from native American legend that is said to have flown into ashes and fire only to rise again bigger and more powerful, the city of Phoenix has certainly lived up to […]read more