Evidence points to skewed public views re violent crime

Crime is up, right? That is, unimpeachable evidence will clearly show that major categories of crime, from violent offenses (e.g., murder, robbery and sex crimes) to theft-related activities such as larceny, burglary and embezzlement are consistently on the rise, correct? Uh, make that an "incorre...

Freelancers, tax mistakes and tax fraud

As a freelancer, you take great pride in the fact that you're running your own business. Although you spend most your time servicing clients and seeking new opportunities, this doesn't mean you should turn your back on your financial obligations. For example, it's imperative that you have a firm gr...

Lawsuits target alleged wrongdoers in health care industry

Embezzlement. Misappropriation of business opportunities. Corporate theft. Racketeering. Price fixing. Multi-company collusion. These acts of wrongdoing and additionally alleged misbehaviors are at the heart of a recent media report on actions taken in the civil and criminal spheres that target and...

Bound to attract some serious attention: a $4 billion bond

Was it arguably unconstitutional? Yes. Did it achieve its stated purpose of spotlighting what its author regards as a sometimes "ridiculous" aspect of the criminal justice system? Ditto that, too, as evidenced by reports from news outlets across the country. Here's what manifestly bothers Claudi...

Help your child fight his or her drunk driving charge

As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your child. Unfortunately, you know one thing to be true: Children don't always make the right decisions. One of the most common mistakes among teenagers and college students is driving under the influence of alcohol. This may not be the most serious c...