Fraud used to be mostly matters of confidence scams and doctored accounts for businesses. Georgia has also seen its share of insurance fraud cases related to arson and other crimes. Now, the effectiveness of widespread digital networks can make fraud a matter as simple as a few clicks of a mouse.
There is new legislation that is on the brink of passing which may be the most substantial new federal criminal law changes in a generation. The legislation called the First Step Act is being hailed as a critical movement to create a fairer system of justice. One of the main reasons there is optimism of this legislation being passed is there is strong bi-partisan support for it. The crux of the First Step Act will be to shorten some federal prison sentences.
When it comes to white collar crimes, some cases are so egregious that they remain in the public's mind. Typically, these notable cases made national headlines or cost so many millions of dollars that they can't be easily forgotten.
One kind of crime that is popping up more often is threatening behavior. When a person is threatening to others, there is a chance that they could be arrested and charged.
White collar crimes may not seem like they hurt anyone, but even though they're not violent, they can be devastating. In white collar crimes, individuals may steal money from others, hurting their financial outlook for many years to come, if not for the rest of their lives. Sadly, many people who are victimized by white collar crimes do not recover.
Federal drug charges are particularly impactful. They usually carry heavy penalties, which means that you're at a higher risk of going to prison and paying back large sums of money.