Federal Crimes Blog

How to Get a Short Sentence in Federal Criminal Case

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you're charged with a federal crime, you obviously don't want to go to prison for a long time. Probably one of the biggest factors that will get you a short sentence is if your attorney can convince the judge that you're not a threat to the community and you don't deserve to get a lengthy sent...

Who Decides Your Sentence in a Federal Criminal Case?

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Mar 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

A lot of people get confused when it comes to these federal criminal cases.  They don't realize that even though your attorney is going to argue for the lowest possible sentence, and the prosecutor sometimes will ask for the highest possible sentence, that the bottom line is, ultimately the judge...

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Fraud Cases

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jan 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Are There Any Trends In The Federal Realm Between Everything That's Happened In 2020 With The PPP Loan Frauds? Is There Any Type Of Case That The Federal Government Is Going After More? The federal government is definitely investigating any type of fraud that's related to the funds that were give...

How Bail Works in a Federal Criminal Case

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jan 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

This bail issue comes up all the time, and unfortunately, people are so zeroed in on it, they forget about the fact they actually have a federal criminal case pending against them. Regardless of whether they or their loved one gets out on federal bail, that case is not going away.  Depending on h...

What is Necessary to Prove a RICO Federal Indictment?

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jan 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

This RICO charge is a very serious one and a lot of times when I see people getting wrapped up in a RICO charge it involves multiple defendants. In other words, it's not just one person getting indicted at the federal level, it's a bunch of people getting indicted. A lot of times we will see gang...

Federal or State Charges in Large Drug Seizures?

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Dec 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

How is it Determined Whether a Case is Filed at the Federal or State Level in a Large Drug Seizure? In these big drug seizures where kilos of cocaine, methamphetamine or some other drug are found and the person is taken into custody, the question becomes, is the case going to be state or federal?...

Defense of Federal Access Fraud Charges

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Nov 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Learn the Best Defenses Against Federal Credit Card Fraud Related Charges Under 18 U.S.C. § 1029 There are a lot of crimes being prosecuted that they are characterizing as access fraud.  It really has to do with some sort of credit card fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1029 or taking someone's personal in...

What To Do If Your House Was Raided By Federal Agents

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Oct 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What Should You Do if Federal Authorities Raided Your House with a Search Warrant? This is a common thing where the feds will get a search warrant and they'll come in and take certain property, and believe it or not, they won't arrest the person. If you're reading this before that happens to you,...

What Exactly Is Considered Tax Fraud?

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Aug 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

When people think of tax fraud, they often think of the federal government. If you are being charged with a federal criminal case, the federal government is probably the entity that will prosecute your case. If you are being charged with tax fraud related to the EDD or the state of California, th...

What to Do If You Are Facing Federal Drug Charges?

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jul 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a big issue that I've had to deal with over the course of the last 26 years that I've been a federal criminal defense attorney.  A lot of people or their families have been arrested and they're in custody and they're trying to find a lawyer. Sometimes, they are even the actual person them...

Federal Ponzi Scheme Crimes

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jul 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

A lot of people nowadays are getting entrapped in the government's net of prosecuting the so-called Ponzi schemes.  Basically, it is where people are purportedly involved in some sort of a legitimate business venture and they end up taking investors. Those investors pay money in hopes of getting ...

What Exactly is the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute?

Posted by Hedding Law Firm | Jul 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

People working in the medical or health industry often take money from the government for various reasons, whether it be through Medicare or Medicaid. This person cannot be giving kickbacks to anyone in order to get that person to perform any type of medical services. An example would be a doctor...

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