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SEC Investigations 101
The SEC investigates various types of cases and charges to ensure optimal functioning of the securities markets. If you are currently being investigated by the SEC, you’ll want an experienced attorney on your side to help you understand and protect your rights.
What To Expect Following an Indictment
A federal indictment represents the end of a government investigation and confirms that you’re suspected of committing a crime. An indictment generally implies that one must appear in court. However, despite being served an indictment, you may still resolve your case before a court verdict. In order to resolve your case postindictment and prehearing, it’s essential to understand all of the possibilities available and leverage these in your favor. Five potential outcomes follow a federal indictment:
What Does the Secret Service Do?
The Secret Service is a federal investigative law enforcement agency founded in 1865. It was established as a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department to fight counterfeiting of U.S. currency. Counterfeiting was a serious problem at that time. It is estimated that, after the Civil War, approximately one-third of the currency in circulation was counterfeit. In 1901, after the assassination of President William McKinley, the Secret Service was given a second mission – to protect the President of the United States.
How Is Jurisdiction Determined Between State, Local, and Federal Governments?
When you have been accused of a serious crime, jurisdiction is an important matter. The difference between state and federal charges can be significant. In the U.S., we have a federal government, and each state has its own legal system. Federal and state courts each hear specific types of cases (which is known as jurisdiction), and each legal system has specific laws and unique procedures.