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More serious penalties for federal charges may be ahead

California residents who are facing various types of federal criminal charges may also face longer sentences than they would have during the Obama administration. In 2013, Eric Holder, who was the attorney general at the time, issued a memo directing federal judges to limit mandatory minimum sentencing. The issue was that nonviolent offenders were facing long prison sentences, and that was costly for taxpayers.

California woman accepts plea deal in identity theft case

In a plea agreement that was negotiated by her defense attorney with a U.S. prosecutor, a 36-year-old woman from San Francisco admitted to using identity information stolen from multiple credit card and debit card accounts to create new accounts. From February to July 2014, she opened credit accounts at a number of financial institutions in other people's names without their knowledge or permission.

Taking legal marijuana out of the state could be a federal crime

There are still a lot of issues with California's legal marijuana law. From the delay in creating secondary regulations to an increase in illegal growers using questionable chemicals, legal marijuana has created many new issues.

Legal marijuana in California increases risk of federal charges

Since the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use in the state of California, there has been a lot of uncertainty about what is legal and what isn't. For many people, their interpretation of what they want to be able to do under the law is far more liberal than what the law allows.

4 ways your case can be handled in federal court

You're a young entrepreneur, and it's true that you got caught up in some things you shouldn't have. Even though you weren't the person committing fraud, you're still facing federal charges for claims that you were responsible. How can your case be handled, and what might happen in court?

Man accused of involvement in massive cybercrime case

On Dec. 22, a Bulgarian man who was accused of stealing confidential information from two California companies pleaded not guilty. According to the lawsuit, the man, age 44, used sophisticated malware that was specifically designed to obtain banking credentials from computers that had been infected.

3 things to know about federal criminal charges

The United States is said to be a free country, but there are laws that must be followed so that order in the country is maintained. When a person has allegedly broken these laws, that person is subject to criminal charges. The circumstances of the case determine if the charges will be state charges or federal charges. In the case of federal charges, it is important that the defendant learn as much as possible about the charges he or she is facing.

Elderly father of congressman sentenced to prison

California congressman Ami Bera's father was recently sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty in May 2016 to making nearly $270,000 in illegal contributions to his son's 2010 congressional campaign. The elder Bera, who is 83 years old, was sentenced on Aug. 18 in federal court in Sacramento.

Consult with an attorney if charged with a federal offense

Imagine that you commit a criminal offense. Even if it may seem minor in nature in the grand scheme of thing (such as shoplifting a candy bar), it is still a criminal offense nonetheless. It could also be a serious crime (assault, drug crimes, white collar crimes), and as such, you would be facing serious penalties. In these situations, we are talking about local crimes that would be prosecuted by local authorities.

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