The existence of the internet has created a whole new range of potential criminal acts. In a previous post, this blog reported on a trial underway against a man who the police allege defrauded others out of bitcoins, an e-currency. The man was charged with wire fraud and securities fraud, both of which are considered to be white collar criminal charges.
Louisiana residents charged with drug crimes may wonder what rights they have. While a person who has been charged with a crime has numerous legal rights, one particularly relevant right for those arrested on drug charges is one's right against unreasonable search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects United States citizens, including criminal suspects, from unreasonable search and seizure.
A former e-currency banker has recently pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in a federal district court. The e-banker has been charged with two criminal charges: one count of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud.
The taking of a child is a serious offense. Kidnapping a child is a felony that may be prosecuted under state or federal law. Different forms of child abduction under Louisiana law are based on who allegedly took the child, the age of the child, and why the child may have been taken.