White Collar Crime Questions & Answers by State

White Collar Crime Questions & Answers

Q: Can a plaintiff make a claim to obtain evidence in discoveries in an opposition?

1 Answer | Asked in Antitrust, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

This is a vague question. Perhaps you're referring to a Motion to Compel Discovery? See: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=CCP§ionNum=2030.300.

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Q: If a corporation obtains my NDA in confidence..

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

You may have a case for breach of contract and possible IP infringement. Your facts are vague. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: If you co-own a motorcycle can the other person hide it from you and not tell you where it is?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Colorado on
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

Co-owners cannot unreasonably restrict access to jointly held property (i.e. hiding a wholly preventing another party's use). This is likely not a criminal violation per se, but there is a clear civil cause of action. You can likely seek damages in small claims court.
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Q: I'm looking into starting an app for sports betting. What is the current legality and what are some loopholes?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gaming and White Collar Crime for New Mexico on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

There is no short or quick answer on this one. There are a number of gambling laws out there with both the state and federal government. It would not be advisable to go forward until you sit down with an attorney who understands gaming and what the federal/state government would frown upon.
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Q: Can a plaintiff include a statement 'plaintiff will prove if this case enters the discoveries stage?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Intellectual Property and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017

Your opposition to a motion to dismiss can indicate that there is discovery to be completed, but you must address the merits of the motion itself. From your question, I cannot tell if you are in state or federal court. If in federal court, you should not be attempting to represent yourself. (Even in state court you should not try representing yourself.)

The nature of your question leaves many details open to conjecture, so it is difficult in the abstract to answer you. I would need to...
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Q: My mother was disabled with an disability, with over a hundred different kind of prescription medications.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Social Security and White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

You may consider contacting a medical malpractice attorney. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. Re: ADA violations, see: https://ag.ny.gov/civil-rights/disability-rights

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business...
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Q: What makes a corporate accounting error rise to the level of a criminal act?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 11, 2017

It depends on the type of error. Are you talking about tax fraud, embezzlement, or what? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: Where do I go and how do I file and what do I need for a Lis pendens

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Mar 9, 2017

Your question is unclear. Are you wanting to record a Lis Pendens notice against real property in the County land records against someone else's property? Or are you wanting to know how to remove one that has been recorded against property you own?

If the former, you first would probably need to file a lawsuit involving the property before recording a Lis Pendens notice. And not every type of lawsuit may give rise to the right to file one. You need to consult an experienced real...
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Q: I found an article about fraud in New York. http://legalbeagle.com/6613777-statute-limitations-fraud-new-york.html

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Mar 3, 2017

I see no reason to toll a statute of limitations based on the absence of the defendant from the state where the fraud was committed. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...
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Q: I'm dealing with corruption with a d.a. and judge refuse to file white collar crimes against a friend. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Texas on
Answered on Feb 23, 2017

The Texas Rangers investigate corruption by public officials. If you've run afoul of the Good 'Ol Boy Network you might just call to see if the Rangers are interested in the case.
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Q: Can you go to jail if you are accused of stealing trade secrets from a former employer?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

Often intellectual property violations are also considered crimes, including trade secret theft in CA under state and federal law. E.g., See: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1832

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Q: My son has a bond in angola indiana i am his mother i go to pay it. He cant leave.ahold in ohio they will not let him go

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Indiana on
Answered on Feb 12, 2017

The court in Indiana is perfectly justified in requiring that your son post a bond to insure that he appears when necessary to answer his charges. He should talk to his Indiana attorney about the possibility of requesting a bond reduction.
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Q: What do I do as am I being charged with a white collar crime? A guy offered to buy us drinks and gave me the card to pay

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 11, 2017

You will need to contact a criminal law attorney. Depending on the severity of the charges and your income you may qualify for a public defender. At this point, you should cease talking to the police and work on finding a lawyer (or having a PD appointed). Lastly, an arrest does not mean that you will necessarily be formally charged by the DA or that you will be convicted.
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Q: Will the Feds give you back your greencard after doing jail time for money laundering?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Feb 5, 2017

It depends on the crime and the length of her sentence. Your friend's family should contact an immigration attorney to evaluate.
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Q: If my company's accountant was committing fraud, does that open me up to being charged as well since I'm the owner (even

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 2, 2017

It depends on the specific circumstances. Although you are unlikely to be liable for fraud if you did not know the representations/statements were false, you may be liable for negligence if you failed to exercise reasonable care to ascertain the truth of the representations/statements. Simply put, you cannot turn a blind eye to fraud if it is occurring right under your nose. If you know your employee committed fraud, I would recommend addressing the issues immediately and attempting to make...
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Q: I am being accused of stealing money from my ex bosses account. When he told me to withdrawal the money.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Jan 30, 2017

You'll need evidence to support your defense. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or...
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Q: Can you be tried in a criminal case D felony without a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crime and Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Jan 29, 2017

You do have a right to an attorney at trial. But it seems like you've had many attorneys. At some point a judge may believe that a person is changing attorneys to delay a case. But ordering a person to trial without an attorney seems extreme.
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Q: If a case of fraud also has a federal element, does it get tried twice (once in state court and once in federal)?

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 16, 2017

The answer to your question depends on very specific facts that are not provided here, and it is often times a strategic decision. Fraud cases are extremely technical and complex, and have heightened pleading standards. As such, you should certainly be represented by an attorney prior to filing, as you will never be taken seriously in a fraud case if you are not represented by counsel.
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Q: Hello, I have a question regarding a civil and a criminal matter. I was a victim a crime where I am not sure the best

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for California on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017

You can file a civil lawsuit, and typically they are stayed until the criminal matter is adjudicated. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: whats the minimum and maximum on penal codes 2C:21-1A 2C:5-1A 2C:21-5

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking and White Collar Crime for New York on
Answered on Dec 1, 2016

Those look like New Jersey laws. You might want to ask the question in a forum for New Jersey.
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