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Federal Law

Jul. 18 2019

What to Know about the Federal Criminal Appeals Process

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Were you convicted of a crime in federal trial court? Do you disagree with the decision? If you were...and you don’t, you have the right to request your case be reviewed again. This is known as an appeal, and your request is submitted to an “appellate” court. The appeals process [...]
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Dec. 14 2018

Breaking Down Money Laundering Charges in Illinois

Breaking Down Money Laundering Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Are you facing money laundering charges in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know about the laws in our state, and what you can do to fight back and work to beat your charges. Laws on Money Laundering in Illinois Money laundering charges are not just for large crime rings or gangsters. The [...]
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Oct. 25 2018

What Makes Fraud a Federal Case in Illinois?

What Makes Fraud a Federal Case in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Fraud and other financial crimes are a type of theft that occurs when the defendant takes the money or property of another party, or uses them in an unauthorized manner, with the intent of gaining a benefit from it. Fraud differs from other types of theft in that the defendant typically commits [...]
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Sep. 27 2018

Mandatory Minimums: What are They and Which Federal Crimes Have Them?

Mandatory Minimums: What are They and Which Federal Crimes Have Them?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you are facing federal crime charges, you need to understand mandatory minimums and how they might affect you. In this post, we’ll describe what mandatory minimums are and which federal charges come with them. Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences The federal government issues mandatory [...]
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Sep. 20 2018

Drug Trafficking: Strategies to Beat Your Charge in Illinois

Drug Trafficking: Strategies to Beat Your Charge in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you are facing drug trafficking charges in Illinois, you can fight back with the help of a skilled criminal attorney. Here are the most common strategies that can help you be successful in your fight. Illinois Drug Trafficking Defense Strategies In Illinois, drug trafficking is a serious [...]
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Jun. 13 2018

Federal Criminal Cases: Breaking Down What Happens

Federal Criminal Cases: Breaking Down What Happens
Posted By: Sami Azhari

A recent ruling has determined that former Illinois representative Aaron Schock will most likely go to trial in federal criminal proceeding. Schock was indicted in November 2016 for a litany of charges, including wire fraud, mail fraud, filing false federal tax returns, submitting inaccurate [...]
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Jun. 1 2018

Assaulting a Train Worker May Soon Be a Federal Crime

Assaulting a Train Worker May Soon Be a Federal Crime
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Newly introduced legislation may soon make assaulting a railroad worker a federal crime, similar to legislation that was introduced not long ago for airport workers. On May 16, 2017, an Amtrak conductor was shot in suburban Chicago. This year, two U.S. senators marked the one-year [...]
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Apr. 13 2018

Most Common Types of Illinois Insurance Fraud

Most Common Types of Illinois Insurance Fraud
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you have recently been charged with insurance fraud in Illinois, it helps to know the most common types of fraud the Illinois court system handles. In this post, we will detail fraud charges for you and let you know how to get help. Kinds of Insurance Fraud You Can Be Charged with in [...]
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Apr. 5 2018

Federal Sex Crime Charges: How They Work

Federal Sex Crime Charges: How They Work
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you have been charged with a sex crime under federal law, you’re probably wondering what is going to happen to you. In this post, we will detail which acts are covered under the law, the associated penalties, sex offender registration, and how to get help from a skilled federal sex [...]
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Feb. 2 2018

Facebook “Secret Groups” Targeted by Chicago Cops in Gun and Drug Bust

Facebook "Secret Groups" Targeted by Chicago Cops in Gun and Drug Bust
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Most people go to Facebook do stay connected with people, see what’s trending, or secretly check in on their exes. It isn’t exactly known as a hotbed of criminal activity. However, that didn’t stop Chicago police from infiltrating secret Facebook groups to make a big gun and drug bust, [...]
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