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Understanding Tax Evasion And Tax Fraud

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on December 14, 2022

A taxpayer’s worst nightmare is a charge of tax evasion. When a seemingly simple bookkeeping error turns into an audit, investigation, and even a criminal charge of tax evasion or fraud, taxpayers need to know what their options and legal rights are. At the extreme end of the spectrum, individual taxpayers can be charged and […]

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What The IRS Wants You to Know About Virtual Currency

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on December 7, 2022

Virtual currency is a relatively new phenomenon that users are still learning the rules for. One agency that has already taken a strong interest and developed its own rules for digital assets is the Internal Revenue Services. The IRS reminds users of cryptocurrency and digital assets that profits received through these methods are taxable, just […]

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When Can Police Search Your Cell Phone? Understanding Your Constitutional Rights In Digital Search Cases

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on November 8, 2022

Over the past decade, cell phones have evolved from an on-the-go communication device to a portable mini-computer that stores nearly all of our life’s data, photos, messages, banking information, and other intensely personal details. In some ways, smartphones have become extensions of ourselves. For this reason, law enforcement officers will almost always want to know […]

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What To Know About DEA Raids And Legal Options in Florida

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on November 1, 2022

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is among the most law enforcement agencies operating in Florida and across the United States. This federal agency’s goal is to stop the distribution and smuggling of drugs everywhere in the country by targeting drug traffickers and their operations. The DEA enforces the Controlled Substances Act as well as investigation […]

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What Are The Differences Between Federal And State Charges in Florida?

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on October 25, 2022

If you are accused of any type of crime in Florida, you’re not alone, and you will have many questions and fears about the criminal justice process. One of those questions, depending on whether you face state or federal charges – or both – is what the differences are between the two. The main distinction […]

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What To Know About Extradition And Your Legal Rights

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on October 18, 2022

Extradition is the process of bringing a person back to Florida from another state to answer for criminal charges. Through this procedure, the Florida fugitive is held in custody in another state so law enforcement officials can transport them back to Florida when an arrest warrant is outstanding. What is a “fugitive”? A fugitive is […]

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What To Know About Real Estate Fraud Crimes In Florida

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on October 11, 2022

Real estate fraud is a persistent problem in Florida and especially in Tampa Bay’s real estate market. Local law enforcement and the FBI report over $6.2 million in losses in 2021 due to real estate fraud in the overall Tampa market – and say that dollar figure is on the conservative end. An explosion of […]

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What To Know About 5 Common White Collar Crimes

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on October 4, 2022

“White collar crime” is a term used to describe crimes that are mainly financial in nature, usually involving some type of fraud. Some white collar crimes also involve a person’s involvement in some broader scheme with intent to deceive or defraud others. State and local law enforcement officers, along with federal agents are always on […]

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What To Know About RICO And Racketeering Charges in Florida

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on September 27, 2022

What is racketeering and RICO? The “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act” (known everywhere as RICO) was designed originally as a tool to prosecute and punish those involved in organized crime. RICO was passed into law in 1970 as a response to Congressional hearings and widespread attention on mafia activities. Since that time, RICO has […]

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Stages In A Florida Criminal Proceeding: What To Know

By trombleyhanesl | Posted on September 23, 2022

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, one of your first questions will be: what comes next? This is one of the most stressful, upsetting, and uncertain challenges a person can face in their lives. A defendant wants their day in court and wants to prove their innocence as soon as possible. […]

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