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1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for District of Columbia on
Q: Is there any difference between a white collar and a corporate crime or are they the same thing?
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Bernard Crane answered on Nov 13, 2018

Pretty much the same, but not entirely. Its like that scene in Seinfield, where Newman is trying to impress a girl with his postal knowledge and smugly looks at her and says, "All certified mail is registered, but not all registered mail is certified."

All corporate crime is white collar,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Can 2 people be convicted of distribution of marijuana or distribution of controlled substance.

If only one person made the sell? Also in the state of Virginia, when I request a trial by judge with no jury, is the court able to still do my trial by jury when I requested trial by judge with no jury?

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Bernard Crane answered on Nov 29, 2018

Absolutely! As long as the other person played some part in the sale, he can be found guilty. The part can be as small as driving the seller to the transaction. It can even just BEING THERE, if the prosecutor can prove to the jury or trier of fact that the second person furthered the transaction in... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: Can they file charges under a shortened version of your name.
Bernard Crane
Bernard Crane answered on Nov 29, 2018

Not sure what you're asking. It seems like your question is, "The police and the court have gotten my name slightly wrong. does this get me a get-out-of-jail-free card?"

The answer is no.

If they arrested you, and fingerprinted you, and took your mug shot, they got you. It doesn't...
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