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Think twice before misusing that credit or debit card

The cost of living in New York is skyrocketing. Times are tight, money is getting harder to come by and you may feel you can get away with using the ATM to make a few fraudulent check deposits or skimming device to make a little extra money to get by. Before you make a decision that could land you in prison, take a few moments to consider the impact of such actions. 

What is tax evasion?

The thought of paying taxes may not be anyone's idea of a good time, and some people in Georgia make decisions to purposely report improper information on their tax returns so they do not owe as much money. This is known as tax evasion. This is different than tax avoidance, and there may be serious federal charges for those who intentionally fool the Internal Revenue Service.

Drug charges and mental illness

When people are taken into custody over a drug-related offense, there are many different factors to consider, some of which could have a major impact on the outcome of their case. Some people are falsely accused of a drug crime, while others may be able to secure a better outcome by shedding light on key details surrounding their case. Some people are apprehended for a drug offense due to an isolated incident, even though they do not regularly use or sell drugs, while others may struggle with long-term drug addiction. Moreover, some people are simultaneously dealing with drug charges and mental illness.

Marijuana legalization and drug charges

In recent years, many parts of the country have legalized the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana. For some people, these changes are seen as a major relief. However, people continue to be charged with drug-related offenses due to marijuana across the country, and these charges can be very serious. There are many reasons why someone may be charged with a drug crime even if marijuana is legal where they live. For example, they may travel to another state without realizing that it is illegal to possess this substance on the other side of the state's border.

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