Federal Crimes Blog

What are Coerced and False Confessions?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

A “coerced” confession usually means it was an involuntary confession resulting from overzealous federal law enforcement agents rather than someone’s free will that comes from overbearing police conduct rather than a suspect’s free will. In other words, the confession resulted from persuasion, duress, pressure...

What is a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jul 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

A suspicious activity report (SAR) is vital for combatting financial crimes. Under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), financial institutions must assist United States government agencies in detecting and preventing money laundering and keep records of cash purchases of negotiable instruments. Further, they must...

18 U.S. Code Chapter 81 - Piracy and Privateering

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Jun 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

The crime of piracy is essentially an international crime because it occurs throughout many different nations. The United States government has created specific laws to deal with the severe offense of piracy and privateering. These federal statutes are defined within 18 U.S.C. Chapter 81. Piracy is uncommon...

How to Defend Against Federal RICO Act Charges

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | May 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

RICO is a federal statute known as the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. It’s part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. Racketeering is a federal crime under 18 U.S.C. § 1961, not just a single event. Instead, it usually appears in the environment of organized crime–gangs, gambling rings...

How to Best Defend a Federal Criminal Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Apr 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

You've come to the right place if you’re charged with a federal criminal case and need help.  I think one of the first things you want to start thinking about is whether or not you can defend your case from the outside. In other words, whether the case is at the prefiling stage or whether a case has already...

How Can You Get Your Loved One Out of Federal Custody?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Nov 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

When somebody is searching for an attorney because they have an individual – whether it be their family member, acquaintance, friend – whatever the case may be – maybe it’s their significant other – has been arrested for a federal criminal case. They’re trying to figure out how to get them out of custody...

How to Choose Your Attorney in a Federal Criminal Case?

Posted by Ronald D. Hedding | Oct 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

People who have been arrested and are being charged with a federal case or even their loved ones who are searching for an attorney because their loved one is in custody and can’t search for their attorney, start to try to figure out how do I select for my federal criminal defense attorney? Because it’s...

Wiretap Information in a Federal Drug Case

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jan 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people charged with moving drugs end up being caught on a wiretap.  Sometimes their phone is tapped by the federal government; other times, someone else's phone is tapped, and they end up speaking to that person and getting caught on the wire. To challenge a wire tape situation, your...

Federal Sentencing for RICO Act Violations

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jun 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Are You Looking at a Long Federal Prison Sentence if You're Involved in a RICO Case? Organized crime in the United States is generally described as a criminal enterprise with members engaging in illegal activity for financial gain. The federal RICO Act was first used by prosecutors to go after mo...

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