Operation Legend Cause and Effect

What is Operation Legend? Attorney General William Barr launched Operation Legend in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 8, 2020. The operation is named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was fatally shot while sleeping in a Kansas City apartment late last month. Operation Legend is a recent federal law enforcement initiative created “to fight the sudden…

You Could Be Unknowingly Breaking Federal Law

What is “structuring” cash transactions? Many people, including many business owners and professionals, are not aware of the federal crime of “structuring” cash transactions. It is very possible to unknowingly violate this law and then face severe consequences. Almost everyone knows about  ‘money laundering’ and the government’s efforts to track  ‘dirty money’  from crimes such…

Arrested And Detained Individual

Wait! I can be unarrested?

Wait! I can be unarrested?  Our last post about the Federal First Offender Act mentioned that if a conviction is expunged, we may also be able to remove an arrest from your record. In a sense, we may be able to “unarrest” you.  Getting unarrested We can contact the arresting agency and request a detention…

Mental Health Diversion Addiction Coffee

Most Of Us Are Addicts And Don’t Know It

We recently discussed Mental Health Diversion and highlighted a real-life example of a client who was eligible for Mental Health Diversion, granted it, and is now and the path to recovery. That client was an addict. In California, our penal system recognizes and tends to favor treatment of addiction while still recognizing that a crime…