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What to expect from a criminal defense attorney

Being arrested and charged with a crime can be scary, and the accused will likely be worried about how a conviction will impact his or her future. Having a good defense attorney on one’s side throughout all stages of the process can help protect the rights and liberties of the accused and ensure an outcome that is in his or her best interests. Although each case is different, a criminal defense attorney will follow certain protocols and guidelines when crafting an effective defense strategy.

An overview of money laundering

When it comes to financial crimes, money laundering charges are particularly harsh. For those who live in Minneapolis, or anywhere else in the state of Minnesota, these accusations can lead to a significant amount of time behind bars and stiff fines. According to the Internal Revenue Service, those charged with money laundering may face $500,000 in fines and a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

Bookmaking and other gambling offenses

According to the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, illegal sports bookmaking is a felony. From time behind bars to steep fines, bookmaking and other types of gambling charges may carry harsh consequences for those who live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and across the country. As a result, it is important for people to recognize these gambling laws and take the appropriate course of action if they are ever facing charges firsthand.

An attorney can protect your rights throughout the legal process

Our state is known for our “Minnesota nice,” so it makes sense that those who are being questioned by police often want to be as helpful as they can throughout the process. Some individuals will try to give as much information as they can in order to help the investigation in any way they can. While these individuals have great intentions in mind, their efforts sometimes work against them.

Tax crimes take many forms and carry harsh penalties

Every year, you may have a sense of dread when it comes to filing taxes. To make matters worse, you may be charged with a tax crime, even if you were unaware that you broke the law in the first place. In Minneapolis, and other cities in Minnesota, there are a wide variety of tax crimes that you could be accused of committing, which carry stiff penalties. At Joseph S. Friedberg Chartered, we know how stressful, complicated and serious legal matters involving taxes can be.

Reviewing the Lacey Act

When it comes to wildlife violations, there are a number of laws that many people are completely unaware of. However, violating any of these laws may lead to harsh consequences (such as years behind bars and a six-figure fine) and lead to federal charges that turn an individual's life upside down. In Minneapolis, and across the state of Minnesota, it is essential for anyone who plans on acquiring or selling wildlife to familiarize themselves with the Lacey Act and other relevant federal and state laws.

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