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What is wire fraud?

Many people in Louisiana have been hit hard financially due to the number of disasters that have affected the state over the years. Those in such positions are often looking for help, and there are plenty of people and companies out there -- online and in person -- offering it. There are also those who will face accusations of fraud if their services do not produce positive results. Have you found yourself in such legal trouble?

What is copyright infringement?

When companies, small businesses, artists or entrepreneurs come up with an idea, they likely want to protect that idea, as it is very vital to the success of their brand, company or business operation. This is where a copyright can come into play. A copyright is a form of intellectual property protection, which is provided by U.S. laws. This form of protection is available for authors of original works that are fixed in tangible form, whether it is published or unpublished. This includes works such as paintings, literary works, live performances, photographs, movies and even software.

Defending against white-collar crime allegations

For the most part, we have good intentions when we carry out various acts in our lives. Whether it is at home, school, work or in the general public, we seek to do well onto others. However, some things are carried out with bad-faith, often seeking to selfishly benefit him or herself. While these acts could simply mean a person is dishonest or willfully acted deceitful, they could also mean that he or she committed a crime.

What is insider trading?

We all hear that investing is a good idea. And when it comes to trading stocks, one often thinks of the investments they could make by taking these steps. However, buying and selling stock can be complex and confusing for some, fearing that they might be the next one facing criminal liabilities for doing the wrong thing or taking tips from others. But one should note that when it comes to insider trading, this is considered both legal and illegal depending on the situation.

Baton Rouge woman facing contractor fraud charges

When an individual is accused of a crime that relates to his or her job, this can tarnish his or her reputation. In addition to facing penalties for criminal allegations, a person could endure harm to their personal and professional reputation based on the allegations faced. White collar crimes may seem less serious than other crimes, such as drug and violent crimes; however, crimes of fraud are considered to be very serious and can carry harsh penalties if an individual is convicted.

Initiating a defense against fraud allegations

Fraud is often considered to be when an individual intentionally misrepresents a material fact, and with this knowledge of falsity, induces another to act, causing that person to suffer injury or damages. These acts of deceit or trickery can be very damaging to those that fall victim to these crimes; however, those accused of committing such a crime can suffer damages to their personal and professional life, as many of these criminal allegations stem from a person's role or position in the workplace.

Police officer accused of payroll fraud, falsifying tickets

Police officers are important members of the community, upholding the law and making Louisiana a safe place to live. Therefore, when a police officer is accused of a crime, it can have a very detrimental effect both in the life of the officer and his or her reputation in the community.

What are insurance fraud investigators looking for?

Like almost everyone, you are probably on the lookout for ways to improve your financial situation. This may mean hunting for bargains, cutting back on expenses and finding ways to bring in a little extra cash. If you are a Louisiana business owner, you know the importance if increasing your cash flow and being frugal with your spending.

Asserting a strategic defense against white collar crimes

Not all crimes involve drugs, weapons and violence. Some could occur in the workplace, making it difficult for some to view these crimes as serious. Nonetheless, white collar crimes can have severe repercussions. This is especially true if the supposed crime occurred in the work environment. Those accused of fraud or embezzlement occurring in the workplace are not only facing criminal penalties but also consequences that impact his or her personal and professional reputation. Thus, it is important to take these accusations seriously, determining the best course of action and what defense options are available to you.

Understanding identity theft

Some crimes are viewed as minor and victimless. However, when it comes to financial crimes, many can suffer from those committing them. Thus, harsh penalties follow those convicted of such crimes. With regards to identity theft, it is believed that more than just the owner of the identity suffers as criminals could use this information to pose threats to national security and private citizens.

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