Perhaps one of the most common white collar crimes is simply opening another person's mail. It's the type of crime that can be committed by almost anyone, people often don't realize how serious it is, and, though the total amount of mail has fallen due to the Internet, there are still plenty of chances to do it.
In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the points you should know about plea bargains. The points that we discussed are very important because you should make sure that you know all you can about plea deals before you consider one. If you are presented with an offer for a plea deal, you have to think about every point that it contains.
Criminal justice cases don't always go as they appear to occur on television and in the movies. In fact, it is estimated that less than 10 percent of criminal cases actually go to a trial. Many criminal cases, estimated at more than 90 percent of cases, are resolved through the use of plea bargains. These agreements between the defense and the prosecution are actually very interesting for people who take the time to learn about them.
A group of distinguished academic and legal professionals from throughout the world gathered recently to discuss current enforcement efforts against white collar crime. According to those attending this meeting, these enforcement efforts are failing to properly hold those who are accused of committing these crimes accountable for their actions. As a result, these professionals contend that enforcement efforts are failing to properly deter these crimes.
In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the specifics of identity theft. For those who have been charged with this crime, there is often considerable information that has been gathered by the prosecution that works to show that the person charged was the person who did the deeds. That means that you will need to work carefully and diligently on your defense.