Civil vs. Criminal Liability: What’s the Difference?
Civil vs. criminal liability and litigation cases greatly vary from one another. Yet there are some notable similarities, too. For instance, the courts will certainly punish the guilty party, whether financially (civil lawsuits), physically (criminal cases), or both.Read More »
What Are Proffer Agreements?
Federal laws define proffer as a legal term that refers to confidential negotiations between prosecutors and defendants. In short, the government cannot use self-incriminating evidence that you reveal, as long as you don't breach the proffer agreement.Read More »
Is Piracy a Felony? Punishments and Fines for Illegal Downloading
Many people think that they can download songs illegally or stream pirated movies online without getting into trouble. This is especially true when consumers don’t understand how illegal downloading laws work. In reality, anyone who uses copyrighted materials or intellectual property without the owners’ permission may face hundreds of thousands in fines for illegal downloading violations. The prison sentences aren’t…Read More »
What You Need to Know About Money Laundering
During early 2019, many media outlets covered the Lori Loughlin money laundering case. The now-infamous actress bribed officials at the University of Southern California. In turn, Loughlin and her husband expected them to admit their daughters to the school as athletes. The problem is, however, that money laundering is a serious charge that hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans face.…Read More »
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