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What are some examples of forgery?

Individual charged with having committed forgery is likely to have been accused of having made modifications to or unlawfully signing someone else's name to some type of document. Documents most apt to be altered include identification cards or driver's licenses, checks, contracts, legal forms or certificates.

What's considered a federal hate crime?

A hate crime occurs in the United States as frequently as once an hour. Every 60 minutes, an individual or group commits a crime against someone simply because the perpetrator has prejudice toward the victim. The individuals often victimized by these crimes are those who appear to have a certain sexual orientation, race, socioeconomic status, mental or physical capacity or religion.

Working with you to piece together a fact-based defense

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."

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