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Category: White Collar Criminal Defense

Common Defenses to Extortion

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/06/14 at 02:43pm

Experienced White Collar Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA Extortion is a serious felony offense in Virginia, and throughout the country at-large.  It is the illegal gaining of money, services, benefits, and other things of value by threatening an individual with harm.  Threats may include, but are not necessarily limited, to the following: Threat of physical harm Threat of damage to property Threat of defamation of character Threat of bringing an accusation Threat of turning in a criminal Threat of taking an identification document And more For example, if you threaten to turn in a thief unless they pay you a […]

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Non-Prosecution Agreements and Deferred Prosecution Agreements

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/04/23 at 09:01pm

Experienced White Collar Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA If you’re being investigated for having engaged in white collar criminal activity, then you may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the prospect of criminal litigation — certainly, the threat of punishment is more “real” than ever, with the Department of Justice actively prosecuting white collar cases in an effort to make up for their perceived weakness in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Still, despite the aggressive tendencies of government prosecutors in today’s tense legal landscape, there are many ways in which white collar criminal defendants can minimize or avoid punishment, […]

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The Basics of Perjury

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/02/14 at 06:49pm

If you’ve been accused of or charged with perjury, then you could be facing significant criminal penalties.  Perjury is a felony, and depending on the jurisdiction, you could be facing a sentence of up to five or ten years imprisonment. What is Perjury? Though definitions may vary slightly from jurisdiction-to-jurisdiction, more generally, the crime of perjury can be defined as making a false statement (under oath or through signed legal documentation) that has a material impact on the relevant legal proceedings.  For example, a defendant may “perjure” themselves by giving a false alibi in court. As perjury is believed to […]

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Issues Relating to Third-Party Warrants

White Collar Criminal Defense By Harvey Binnall PLLC - 2019/01/31 at 02:12pm

In many white collar criminal investigations, third parties who are not accused of criminal violations may nonetheless be roped in by prosecutors and subjected to broad “fishing expeditions” in an effort to gather evidence for the case at-hand.  For example, if a business and its agents have been accused of engaging in insider trading, prosecutors may attempt to secure customer information (i.e., online tracking data) from service providers who engaged with the defendants. As a third-party, the smooth operation of your business could be significantly impacted by prosecutorial attempts to secure evidence, whether in the form of a subpoena or […]

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