The state of South Carolina is cracking down on offenses related to the possession and distribution of prescription drugs. There is now a prescription monitoring program designed to stop the illegal diversion of drugs from both community and hospital outpatient...
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3 common types of federal offenses
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Jun 13, 2018 |
Some criminal acts are so serious that they require federal prosecution. Federal crimes are generally worse and come with harsher punishments than state crimes. But what exactly are federal offenses?There are many types of unlawful acts that are subject...
Are you unknowingly committing tax fraud?
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Apr 17, 2018 | Blog
Have you ever filed your own taxes and guessed when it came to an answer or two? If so, you are in good company. Taxes are inherently complicated, and even if you have the best intentions and believe you are being as thorough and forthright as possible when filing,...
What is embezzlement?
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Feb 23, 2018 | Blog
When an employee misappropriates or steals money from his or her employer, it is embezzlement. This type of employee theft is different than pure stealing. This is because the employee has permission to handle the assets in a particular way, but not to use it for...
Are cryptocurrencies contributing to tax fraud?
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Dec 27, 2017 | Blog
The IRS is worried. The meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has led to something of a techno-money "boom" in recent years. Consequently, the IRS wonders whether or not it's getting its fair share of the profits.As with other monetary transactions, Bitcoin...
Federal and state criminal charges in South Carolina
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Nov 14, 2017 | Blog
Those who face criminal charges must deal with a tangle of often confusing procedures and rules. At this time, you need a reliable attorney at your side who can keep you informed while working vigorously to defend your case.One important issue relates to whether the...
Could I be convicted of wire fraud?
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Nov 1, 2017 | White Collar Crimes
Wire fraud is a white-collar crime. This means it involves money and finances. It is non-violent, but that does not mean its effects are not serious. This type of fraud can cost individuals and financial institutions a lot of money. In simple terms, wire fraud is...
Why are some drug charges a federal offense?
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Jul 17, 2017 | Blog
Drug charges are a serious problem that can disrupt your life significantly. This is true if you are facing charges at the state level, but it is especially true if you have been accused of a federal-level crime. You might be wondering what differentiates the two and...
What is wire fraud?
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | May 19, 2017 | Blog
Federal prosecutors may charge you with wire fraud when they allege you used a communications device to transmit information across state lines as part of a scheme to defraud someone of property. Sometimes, prosecutors use wire fraud charges as a fallback when...
Drug addicts need treatment, not jail time
On Behalf of Law Office of Jonathan M. Harvey | Apr 17, 2017 |
After a drug-related conviction, the punishments you may face tend to vary based on factors, such as the severity of the crime itself and where the crime occurred. While you may have to serve jail time for your offense, drug offenders in many areas may have the option...
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