August 2020

Charged with a white-collar crime? You may end up in federal court

White-collar crimes are often committed by the prospect of financial gain, usually at the expense of another’s ignorance or through the offender’s position in a workplace or another role. These crimes can occur through the misuse of electronics, communication devices, the federal mailing system or another related means. Common white-collar crimes are: Tax evasion Embezzlement […]

Written by on August 21, 2020

Explainer: how Minnesota’s grand jury system works

Though the grand jury is an important piece of the criminal justice system, it doesn’t determine guilt or impose penalties. Instead, a prosecutor convenes a grand jury to determine whether to indict – bring charges against – a person suspected of committing a crime. Though all states have provisions for grand juries, only about half make […]

Written by on August 4, 2020