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Main Differences Between State and Federal Drug Charges

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Oct 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Both the federal and state governments have laws that make it a crime to manufacture, possess, or distribute illicit drugs. Generally speaking, you could be charged with most drug violations at either the state or federal level. However, facing federal drug charges can be a much different experie...

Biggest PPP Fraud Stories of the Pandemic (So Far)-Part 2

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Sep 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

While the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has helped millions of small business owners to keep paying their employees during the economic crisis sparked by COVID-19, many others quickly found ways to exploit the system and obtain PPP loans fraudulently. This has eventually led to a surge in arr...

Biggest PPP Fraud Stories of the Pandemic (So Far)-Part 1

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Sep 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

At the onset of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most significant and popular government programs was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan offered through the SBA to help businesses stay afloat during quarantines and lockdowns. While PPP loans di...

What You Need To Know About Mandatory Minimums

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Aug 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the most frequently discussed topics in the criminal justice reform debate is mandatory minimum sentencing. Initially, state and federal legislators developed these laws to create sentencing uniformity. However, the outcome of these mandatory sentences has been anything but uniform, especi...

Biggest Mistakes Made by Federal Criminal Defendants

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Aug 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being charged with a federal crime can be highly stressful and disruptive to every aspect of your life—but it's possible to make things even worse. Federal criminal defendants are often their own worst enemies because they make mistakes that benefit the prosecution and hurt their own case. What y...

Staying Calm When You’re Arrested for a Federal Crime

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jul 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

More than 1.2 million people face an arrest in California each year. If you're facing an arrest, you aren't alone. But it's important to understand if you're facing federal or state charges. If you've been arrested for a federal crime, how do you stay calm and react intelligently? First, it's imp...

Defending a Federal Immigration Charge

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jul 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

We live during an unfortunate moment in American history. Over the last several years, the U.S. government has made legal immigration increasingly difficult. That drives more and more people to try and enter the country illegally. Rather than recognizing that legal immigration policy should chang...

Your First Week To-Do List for Arrest on Federal Charges

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jun 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

The shock and embarrassment of an arrest can scramble the mind of just about anyone. An FBI arrest for tax evasion, mail or wire fraud, counterfeiting, or other federal crime can be even more frightening and disabling of one's reason. Clear thinking is hard but imperative to one's successful defe...

Cryptocurrency Crimes: What Can You Be Charged With?

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

As bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency have gained rapid popularity globally, so have incidents of criminal activity involving crypto. Most cryptocurrency crimes in the U.S. are considered federal offenses because transactions occurring in the blockchain aren't bound by state boundaries. If...

California Couple Accused of Kidnapping Scheme

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kidnapping. Murder. Money laundering. Extortion. These are just some of the charges a southern California couple could be facing after authorities claim they uncovered an elaborate scheme that crossed the border into Mexico. The two accused are now facing felony charges and could possibly face li...

Video Shows Police Officer Beating Suspect

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

At Sigal Law Group, we understand that times are stressful right now in Los Angeles as well as around the country. With the coronavirus lockdowns dragging on and now an early heat wave here in southern California, people are anxious about the current situation and getting antsy to return to a “no...

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