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…

Preventing Overbilling in your Health Care Practice

Overbilling issues arise from time to time in health care, and sometimes, they occur due to an oversight or a lack of knowledge, rather than malice. However, when your health care practice repeatedly overbills patients, Medicare or other programs, it…

How is Fraudulent Intent Proven?

You likely never anticipate that your business dealings could potentially leave you facing charges of fraud or some other federal crime. Yet should your transactions with a particular partner or client not yield the anticipated results (and end up leaving…

What Prosecutors Must Prove in Money Laundering Cases

Before a judge can convict you of a money laundering offense, the prosecutor has certain facts that he or she must establish. According to The U.S. Department of Justice, the evidence of money laundering may be either direct or circumstantial,…

When Might an Accusation of Animal Cruelty be a Federal Crime?

You likely never anticipated facing criminal scrutiny charges or a federal offense. To face both simultaneously may seem like an impossibility. Like most people in Plano, you may think that examples of animal cruelty are very clear-cut and that your…

How Can You Avoid Counterfeit Prescription Drugs?

Texas residents like you go to the pharmacy when you need medication. It is often a crucial part of many people’s lives. At times, your health is dependent on medicines. Because of that, it is important to know as much…
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