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March 2015 Archives

What does it mean to maintain a drug house in Wisconsin?

Many people facing allegations of drug crimes may hear the term "drug house" or "maintaining a drug house" bandied about in relation to their charges. In Wisconsin, the legislature addresses the use of drug houses within its general statutes that revolve around drug crimes.

Soft insurance fraud -- a crime more serious than many believe

Whether you call it soft fraud, a little white lie or a tiny cheat, engaging in even the mildest form of insurance fraud is a very serious matter. In fact, the FBI has devoted an entire page to the problem, complete with examples of common schemes and links to additional resources. The FBI page also reveals the cost of insurance fraud to citizens of the United States.

The role of the Secret Service in Internet crimes

It may surprise some Wisconsin residents to know that the United States Secret Service can play a large role in prosecuting Internet crimes. The Secret Service does not only protect the president and other dignitaries; the organization is also responsible for protecting the nation's financial infrastructure. This includes any fraudulent financial transactions that take place across the Internet.

Health care professionals and drug crimes

Those who work in the medical profession experience high stress on nearly a daily basis. They also have access to highly addictive drugs like pain medication or benzodiazepines for panic and depressive disorders. Occasionally, these two factors mixed together can be a recipe for disaster both professionally and personally for those employed in the health care industry.

A look at the possible penalties of insider trading

For many Wisconsin residents, insider trading is a source of confusion. This can be particularly so for those who are new to working the markets or even engaging in simple day trading. Not long ago, a post appearing in the blog for Kohn, Smith and Roth explained many of the details associated with insider trading. However, the post did not delve into the possible penalties one could incur if convicted. As a continuation of the original post, some of the most common of these penalties are discussed in the following sections.

Fighting Wisconsin domestic violence charges

America is well-known for its passionate personal relationships. Most citizens of Milwaukee and the rest of the nation would not want to trade away this passion for anything, but sometimes our emotional involvement can get the best of us. This can happen in a number of ways as listed below.

Is sexting a punishable sex crime in Wisconsin?

Like many other states, Wisconsin has not established specific laws pertaining to sexting activities. However, some elements of sexting could be punishable under other Wisconsin statutes. Defendants apprehended for sharing sexually charged text messages could be prosecuted for certain sex crimes if the required criteria has been met.

What are the penalties for federal drug trafficking?

Drug trafficking is one of the world's most complex crimes, often resulting in a myriad of charges on both a state and federal level. The type of drugs involved, the targeted geographic distribution area and the amount are just a few of the factors the authorities take into account when handing down a sentence for trafficking convictions.

White collar crime: Elements associated with racketeering

When people hear about racketeering, they typically picture mob bosses as portrayed in television programs like "The Sopranos." Historically, mob activity has played a huge role in American racketeering but this crime in today's modern environment can also ensnare ordinary people and businesses. Being charged with racketeering or involved in a federal RICO case is serious, and the penalties can affect the rest of your life.

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