Federal Crimes

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10 Types of White Collar Crimes That Carry a Hefty Sentence

The term “white collar crime” refers to non-violent, financially motivated criminal offenses. White-collar crimes are often mistakenly characterized as less serious offenses; however, the truth is that many white-collar crimes can be charged as high-level felonies that carry correspondingly harsh sentences for a conviction. Understanding the various types of white-collar… Read More

Understanding SEC Investigations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal agency responsible for protecting investors, regulating the securities market, and facilitating capital formation. If you received a “target letter,” or you otherwise have reason to believe you are the target of an SEC investigation, it is imperative that you understand what… Read More

What Does The United States Attorney Do?

The United States Attorney prosecutes cases on behalf of the federal government.  Each US Attorney’s Office has its own area of jurisdiction and acts as the representative of the federal government in their state, district, or territory. The US Attorney’s Office also defends civil cases against the federal government and… Read More


The federal government looks at the crime of conspiracy a bit differently than other crimes. That’s because an individual can face conspiracy charges without physically committing a crime. Per statute 18 U.S.C. § 371, you can be charged with conspiracy for simply agreeing to commit a… Read More


Yes. Under 18 U.S. Code § 2101 and § 2102, rioting is a federal crime that can lead to serious penalties for convicted individuals. Further, inciting or encouraging a riot is also a federal offense. That means that social media influencers, politicians, and the like can all be held criminally… Read More


Cybercrime can be defined as any crime committed using a computer or crimes that target the computer of an individual, organization, or government agency.  That includes cell phones, laptops, desktops, and any other internet-enabled device. With that in mind, the government can’t just seize your computer.  Instead, it must adhere… Read More