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Establishing Jurisdiction when Filing a Lawsuit Against a Web-Based Business

If you’ve been wronged by an Internet-based business, the first step is retaining experienced Montclair cyber crime lawyers. Unless the company happens to be located in the state where you reside, bringing the matter to court will be complicated. To consider a lawsuit, a state court must have personal jurisdiction over the defendant, or the person or business that’s being … Read More

Personal Jurisdiction and Cyber Crime

Lawsuits over Internet issues are quite often problematic matters. This is because local courts often do not—or claim they do not—have jurisdiction to rule on issues related to a business in another state. There are a number of ways companies have to get around this lack of “personal jurisdiction,” and you should strongly consider working with Montclair cyber crime lawyers … Read More

United States v. Tweel

New Jersey Federal tax fraud attorneys may discuss the case of United States v. Tweel because of its important holding and implications for tax cases. Here is an overview of what you may need to know. Holding In this Fifth Circuit case, the appellate court held that the Internal Revenue Service committed trickery, fraud and deceit when it conducted a … Read More

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing one or more criminal charges, your first question should be “Do I need professional representation?” You could attempt to defend yourself in court or you could seek to have a public defender represent you. Both of these moves are fraught with risk. Consider this: Representing Yourself Representing yourself (appearing in pro per or pro se) is … Read More

Police Search of Vehicles

The law regarding searches and seizures are governed by the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Constitutional case law arising from the 4th Amendment is highly fact-specific: rights depend on where an individual is (home, car, friend’s house, etc.), as well as the level of suspicion aroused (probable cause, reasonable suspicion, etc.). The following is a brief overview on … Read More

Mail Fraud

Mail fraud cases can be very complicated. Mail fraud involves using the postal service to commit an unlawful offense, to include sending false written statements by mail. Charges are most often used to bring a person under federal jurisdiction, and they are usually brought in conjunction with charges that are other serious white collar crimes. Penalties Of Mail Fraud The … Read More

Understanding the Different Types of Fraud Crimes

Fraud encompasses a wide range of criminal activities, and such charges may be brought on the state or federal level depending on the circumstances. Although it is considered a white collar crime, that doesn’t make it any less serious in nature. Victims of fraud are often left in financial ruin, so prosecutors tend to be very aggressive against those who … Read More