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The Department Of Justice Cracks Down on Trade Secret Theft

By The Baez Law Firm |

While most trade secret disputes have traditionally been handled through civil litigation, knowingly stealing or receiving a stolen trade secret is actually a federal crime under the Economic Espionage Act, and prosecution of trade secret misappropriation is reportedly on the rise. Specifically, there are a number of recent criminal trade secret investigations and prosecutions… Read More »

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Five Myths about White-Collar Crime

By The Baez Law Firm |

The Chicago Tribune recently featured an interesting article on white-collar crime and the misconceptions surrounding some of the associated charges and prosecutions. Below, we discuss these in more detail: Myth: Prosecutors Won’t Go After Powerful Defendants One of the myths is that prosecutors never go after white-collar criminals such as bankers because this could… Read More »

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A Closer Look at What Is and Is Not A Sex Crime

By The Baez Law Firm |

Charges associated with sexual assault and sexual misconduct have been all over the news of late with the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The topic is now being discussed widely not only in the United States, but all over the world. As a result, it is worth taking a close look at what constitutes sex crimes,… Read More »

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Understanding the Indictment Charges Involved in Mueller’s Russia Probe

By The Baez Law Firm |

The Mueller Probe Indictments have captured news headlines recently, with the former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates being charged with money laundering and potentially facing 20 years in prison. Many are now speculating on how this could affect Trump and his presidency, although he is working hard… Read More »

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New Report Demonstrates That Florida Counties Are Still Arresting Juveniles Too Frequently

By The Baez Law Firm |

A new report released by a coalition of nonprofits that work on civil rights protection reveals that there are still a number of concerning criminal justice issues when it comes to Florida’s treatment of juveniles. Specifically, three-quarters of Florida counties earned an “F” in relying on alternatives to arresting juveniles for minor crimes (i.e…. Read More »

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Can You Go To Jail For Transmitting An STD?

By The Baez Law Firm |

On October 21, one former Florida teacher captured headlines when he was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with an underage student, while also giving her a sexually transmitted disease (STD). As a result, he was charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor. But what about transmitting the STD? Can you get charged… Read More »

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Police Perjury & Judicial Misconduct

By The Baez Law Firm |

Mid-October saw some explosive developments in the criminal justice system in New York—developments that could have an effect on the rest of the country. First, a federal judge announced that there would be a court hearing on the issue of police lying and providing false testimony when it comes to criminal cases. In addition… Read More »

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Florida Man Wrongfully Arrested Over Doughnut Glaze Highlights Problems with Roadside Drug Tests

By The Baez Law Firm |

It’s not a headline you see every day: Florida police mistaking doughnut glaze in a car for crystal methamphetamine and wrongfully arresting the car’s owner. As a result of the incident, the man received a $37,500 settlement from the city of Orlando in mid-October. Yet perhaps most shockingly, the roadside drug tests were positive… Read More »

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New Publication Highlights Just How Bad Courts Are At Distinguishing Good Science from Bad

By The Baez Law Firm |

A new law review article published by a professor at Case Western University Law School highlights just how terrible the courts can be when it comes to relying on forensic science in criminal cases. Written by a previous member of the now-disbanded National Commission on Forensic Science, it focuses on how some of the… Read More »

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Holding Prosecutors Accountable For Misconduct and Wrongful Convictions

By The Baez Law Firm |

While there are ways of holding police accountable for misconduct and civil and constitutional violations, it has historically been difficult to do the same when it comes to prosecutorial misconduct, even when that misconduct leads to wrongful conviction, as described in a recent New York Times article. Federal law does not yet properly address… Read More »

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