The Justice Department has ruled they will not be filing charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights. Not Enough Evidence Thursday marks three years exactly that George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The Justice DepartmentContinue reading No Charges for George Zimmerman
Federal Crime v. State Crime
The difference between federal crime and state crime is largely determined by jurisdiction. Jurisdiction determines the kinds of cases that either federal courts or state courts are authorized to hear. Federal Court and State Court There are both state courtsContinue reading Federal Crime v. State Crime
Understanding Federal Crime v. State Crime
There are so many various incidents that fall under the word of “crime.” But when it comes to how it is legally tried, there are two distinct courts in the US – federal courts and state courts. Below we outlineContinue reading Understanding Federal Crime v. State Crime
What Does “Indictment” Mean?
You’ve probably heard the word “indictment” on the news or in court shows. But what exactly does it mean? And what does it mean for a person that has been indicted? “Indictment” An indictment is a formal accusation of aContinue reading What Does “Indictment” Mean?
What’s an “Arraignment”?
You’ve been arraigned. But what does that mean? Here’s some information about what an arraignment is and what you can expect. What is an Arraignment? An arraignment is the first part of a criminal procedure. It occurs in a courtroomContinue reading What’s an “Arraignment”?
What Counts as “Federal Crime”?
Federal crime can seem like a very broad term, covering many various offenses. Below we outline some examples of what falls under the title of “federal crime.” Defining Federal Crime In the U.S., a federal crime is an act that hasContinue reading What Counts as “Federal Crime”?
Money Laundering in L.A.’s Fashion District
A law enforcement sweep targeting alleged money laundering operations by Mexican drug cartels has led Federal agents to seize more than $65 million and arrest at least nine people in the Los Angeles fashion district. The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 made moneyContinue reading Money Laundering in L.A.’s Fashion District