If you get a knock on the door in the middle of the night, if agents appear at your workplace, if for any reason you feel you are under investigation by a federal investigative agency, you are probably right.
Whether a white-collar criminal act is charged as a federal or Florida state crime usually depends on the type and scope of the crime. However, it’s also possible to face charges at both the state and federal levels.
Identity theft and “new account” fraud, including mortgage, student loan and credit cards, accounted for $3.4 billion in losses in 2018. In that same year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alone processed 1.4 million reports of fraud. And while those numbers are staggering, they are on the increase.
Bankruptcy is a legal mechanism that provides individuals and businesses relief from debt. Every case is different, and in certain situations assets and personal property may need to be liquidated to pay creditors back.
While several states have adopted lenient stances towards marijuana and even legalized the drug for recreational adult users, it remains illegal on the federal level. In fact, even if you are using marijuana in a “legal” state, you may still be found guilty of violating federal law.
Every state has its own laws regarding forgery. However, if you mail or carry a forged document across states lines, you could face federal charges. Federal crimes are prosecuted more severely than state level offenses.
RICO is named after The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The act was initially created to stop the “mob” spreading crime and corruption across the country. If you are accused of committing a RICO crime, you need competent legal help immediately.