What Should I Know About the Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

There are many differences between US state court and US federal court. One of the major differences between the two is the existence of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Essentially, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is the document most used to mete…

How May False Statements Made to a Bank Become a Federal Offense?

If you provide inaccurate information during a transaction with a financial institution you may arouse suspicions of bank fraud. As shown by reporting in the Amarillo Globe-News, you may face federal charges if you submit false statements to an FDIC-insured…

What are the Consequences for Misusing Opioids?

One of the most commonly misused classes of prescription drugs in the United States is opioids. The opioid epidemic has taken many lives and left a brutal toll on American communities from east to west. In order to halt the…

What are White-Collar Cyber Crimes?

The phrase “white-collar crime” refers to criminal acts that are not violent and seek to benefit the perpetrator financially. Common examples of white-collar crimes are embezzlement, insider trading and wire fraud. Decades ago, people involved in such white-collar crimes had…

What is Prescription Drug Fraud?

Prescription drug abuse is one of America’s greatest public health scourges. Prescription drug abuse tears families apart, devastates communities, and ends up making medical costs more expensive for everybody. This is why it is vital to understand what prescription drug…

The Correlation Between Transparency and White-Collar Crime

White-collar criminals in Texas often feel as though their behavior will not affect anyone else. Holding a position of power, having access to corporate financial information and possessing narcissistic qualities may all increase one’s risk of unethical behavior. Just one…

How is Medicaid Fraud Handled in Texas?

If you are facing Medicaid fraud charges as a health care provider, you probably have many concerns as a result of the case. You could worry about your reputation, ability to continue your career and the financial fallout of the…

Fraud, Waste and Abuse: What You Should Know

As a healthcare professional in Texas, you may have undergone training regarding fraud, waste and abuse in the workplace. It is critical that you understand what this entails, as you do not want to be associated with a situation involving…

The Basics of Mail Fraud

The government classifies mail fraud as a serious federal offense. The state of Texas also regards it as a severe violation of the law. It involves two parts. The first is the creation of or intention to create a plan for…

What Contributes to Higher Charges for Forgery?

The crime of forgery is an act where a person uses writing to complete or otherwise misrepresent a document or work in order to harm or defraud another party. Charges for forgery vary. If you should become involved in a…
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