Federal courts are reserved for defendants accused of federal crimes. Investigations into alleged crimes are conducted by one or more U.S. government agencies, depending upon an agency's area of expertise. For example, the Internal Revenue Service may be involved in a white collar crime investigation specifically to address a tax fraud issue.
An accident that in some way leads to a death is one of the most serious charges a person could face. This is a federal crime and is often referred to as vehicular homicide, OWI homicide or homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
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.
Drunk driving awareness is climbing all across the nation, and Wisconsin is no exception. In response to what lawmakers believe to be a growing threat to public safety, the laws pertaining to drunk driving have become more and more severe. This means that in certain cases, drunk driving can be charged as a felony or a federal crime and in turn, the punishment associated with such charges is also more severe.
A 47-year-old former Wisconsin resident is facing felony sex charges after being formally charged in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington on May 16. The charges against the man include one count of failure to register as a sex offender and one count of possession of underage pornography.
A nationwide search for a week-old infant that was reported missing, ended last Friday morning when a police officer discovered the abandoned newborn alive and well in a plastic storage crate behind a BP gas station. Federal prosecutors in Madison later charged the half-sister of the infant's mother with allegedly kidnapping the child.