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Are you a doctor accused of Medicare fraud?

You did all the work, you made it through college, medical school and all your years of training. You've been involved a successful practice for many years now. All in all, you've done well for yourself and you've done what you thought was best for your patients. Then, it happened, you received word that your practice was being investigated for Medicare fraud. At the end of the investigation, police placed you and several employees at your clinic under and found yourself facing charges.

The low down on refusal of field sobriety and other tests

Have you ever wondered what you'd do if a police officer were to pull you over and ask you to take a field sobriety test? Perhaps you recently lived through just such an experience. You may have felt nervous or afraid, but also wondered if you were legally obligated to submit to the tests. Knowing your rights ahead of time can really come in handy if you do wind up in a situation where a police officer is asking you to step out of your vehicle.

Were your Fourth Amendment rights violated?

Do you ever feel that a police officer or other law enforcement official overstepped his or her bounds? It is not an uncommon feeling. In fact, many individuals accused of crimes feel that way. In some cases, if authorities failed to follow proper protocol, their actions may be illegal. The Fourth Amendment guarantees Arkansas residents the right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures in places where they have an expectation of privacy -- even in the realm of criminal law.

Drug crimes fall into different categories. Here are 4 of them

At some point in your life, you might find yourself having to deal with a difficult predicament. If the situation is serious enough, law enforcement could become involved. Officers may suspect that you were involved in some sort of criminal activity, and as a result, you may now face serious criminal charges that you will need to address in an appropriate manner.

Probation and parole revocation on the rise in Arkansas

If you've been convicted of a crime, getting probation or parole can seem like winning the lottery. You've avoided going to jail, and you want to be sure to do everything in your power to keep it that way. If you live in Arkansas, you're going to want to be especially careful to follow the terms outlined by the judge, because the judicial system doesn't take breaches lightly.

Understanding the federal laws against identity theft

In the wake of the Equifax breach earlier this year-which compromised the personal information of half of all Americans-identity theft has become a growing concern. "Identity theft" refers to the crime of fraudulently taking and using of someone's personal data for personal gain. Today we examine the federal legislation surrounding this crime:

Why witness testimony isn't trustworthy

Facing accusations of having committed a violent crime places your future in the balance. Arkansas prosecutors and detectives have told you the evidence is stacking up against you, and they have eyewitnesses who will testifying to seeing you at the scene of the crime. They may tell you that the confidence of the eyewitness means that your best bet is to accept a plea and the sentence that goes with it.

Understanding wire fraud

Earlier this year, a 28-year-old Little Rock resident was convicted of six counts of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. He was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay around $225,000 in restitution. In light of this case, it seems like a good time to examine this type of crime.

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