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Federal criminal charges aren't ones that you can ignore with the hope that the prosecutors will just decide that you aren't worth the time it takes to prosecute. Instead, these charges demand that you start working right away on a defense strategy so that you don't end up with a hodge podge defense when you are heading into the courtroom for trial.

Feds to try Prince George's and Montgomery county robbery cases

Prosecutors in both Prince George's and Montgomery counties have decided to drop armed robbery charges that they had filed against three area residents. In doing so, their cases will instead be consolidated and tried in federal court.

Another Prince Georges County teacher is arrested for child porn

A 34-year-old long-term substitute teacher with the Public School System of Prince George's County was arrested and charged with both possession and distribution of child pornography on Thursday, April 20, 2017. His arrest came at the end of an execution of a search warrant of the man's home in Capitol Heights and an interview with the defendant later that same day.

Questions to answer with respect to DUI defense

Being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has a way of turning your life upside down. This is a serious crime that carries severe penalties in the event of a conviction. With this in mind, it's imperative that you understand what type of defense strategy will work in your favor.

Simple things can lead to prescription drug charges

It's legal to have prescription drugs, as long as you hold the prescription and you obtained them in accordance with your doctor's orders. However, you still need to know that these drugs could lead to serious charges—even felony charges—when certain situations arise. Even simple, everyday things could land you behind bars. For example:

Federal crimes have been on the rise over the years

Over time, federal crimes have become more common, in large part because the federal criminal system has taken a bigger role—compared to what it used to have—as opposed to the state-level criminal system. This has sometimes been called the "federalization of crime."

What you should know about federal drug conspiracy charges

It may come as a shock to realize that you could be charged with a federal drug crime without having drugs in your possession. This means there are no drugs in your home, in your car or on your person. In fact, authorities are well within the law to levy drug charges against a person based solely on the company he or she keeps. In the far-reaching realm of federal crimes, these types of drug charges can occur when someone conspires with others to break federal drug laws.

A federal task force focuses on financial fraud

When the financial crisis struck the United States in 2008 and 2009, there was a lot of talk about fraud and how it had contributed to the collapse. To try to combat this issue, the president made the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. It came about in November of 2009.

What does the Violent Crimes Against Children Program focus on?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a special division known as the Violent Crimes Against Children Program. Its goals including providing a faster response when children are involved. It was officially started in 2000, though it has its roots in other programs from the mid 1990s.

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