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Category Archives: Federal Crimes

Wire Fraud FAQs

Q. What is wire fraud? A. Wire fraud generally refers to fraud or theft crimes that are committed using any type of electronic communication device. If someone uses television, radio, telephones, emails, social media apps, banking transactions, or the internet to defraud people of money or other things of value, then they can be charged...

How to Avoid or Defend Criminal False Statement Charges

Many federal criminal cases – especially those involving complex white collar crimes – begin with lengthy investigations by federal agents trying to gather a mountain of evidence before charges even issue. Although you may be tempted to tell investigators whatever necessary to deflect suspicion and avoid association with the crime, making false statements to agents...

Federal Immigration-related Crimes on the Rise

When you think of federal crimes, you may think of drug offenses, human trafficking, terrorism, and similar offenses. However, a lesser-known offense has almost single-handedly accounted for a 200 percent rise in federal convictions in the past 25 years – illegal reentry into the United States. Many people think that people who are unlawfully present...

Your Rights during a Federal Fraud Investigation

A criminal fraud scheme that attracts the attention of federal authorities is often extensive, long-lasting, and may leave a significant amount of evidence in its wake. To gather enough evidence to have probable cause to make arrests, federal agents often engage in a thorough and lengthy investigation of potential suspects. Such an investigation may be...
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