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Federal Sex Offender Failure to Notify

Title 1 of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 established the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, also known as SORNA. SORNA’s purpose is to close the loopholes and gaps that existed under previous laws, which has resulted in the strengthening of the national sex offender registration network. The purpose of… Read more »

Federal Sex Offender Requirements in Maine

Maine Criminal Defense Lawyer A person who is convicted a sex related crime, will in most instances have to register with the Maine Sex  Offender Registry for the a minimum of 10 years or in some cases for life.  Failure to do so may result in serious consequences. What information is required for registration? When you sign up for the registry, you… Read more »

Criminal Defense for Portland Maine Drug Crimes

Portland Maine Criminal Defense Lawyer An  arrest for a drug crime in Maine is a serious matter and requires the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.  A conviction will have a long-term impact on your life including a  criminal record which will impact your ability to secure housing, a job or a student loan. If you are facing… Read more »

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud in Maine

The  Medicare and Medicaid systems have very strict rules as to how claims are to be filed which if violated may have serious criminal and/or civil consequences.  In many instances this complicated scheme of regulations may not have been  violated intentionally.   Nonetheless, because of the numerous  types of potential Medicare and Medicaid fraud that may be charged and… Read more »

Criminal Actions and How They Affect Professional Licenses in Maine

Criminal prosecutions frequently affect a professional license, even if the criminal charge is unrelated to a defendant’s profession. Thus it is critical in these situations to retain an attorney with expertise in both criminal defense and in professional licensing issues.  Otherwise, a felony conviction and certain misdemeanor convictions may result in suspension or revocation of a professional license. Thus the goal in representing… Read more »

Federal and Maine Child Pornography Laws

Child pornography is serious offense under both state and federal law. Thus a person involved in such activity may be subject to either federal charges or state charges depending on whether the matter is investigated by federal or state law enforcement officials.  Both federal and state law prohibit the creation, distribution, reception, possession, and importation of… Read more »

Medicare and Medicaid Fraud by Health Care Providers

Of the types of health care fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud are among the most common forms of misconduct prosecuted under of the federal False Claims Act (FCA). The False Claims Act was enacted in 1863 by Congress and is also known as the “Lincoln Law.” It’s a law that protects the government against false… Read more »

Why You Should Retain an Attorney When an Investigation Starts

Portland Maine Criminal Defense Attorney Often times an investigation by local or federal authorities is begun without the knowledge of the person or entity that is the target thereof.  It may be based on an anonymous tip, an allegation by the alleged victim, cooperation by an alleged co-conspirator or other sources.  Sooner or later the… Read more »

Drug Trafficking – A Federal Offense

Criminal Defense Lawyer Portland, Maine Drug trafficking or distribution may be charged as a state or federal offense and carries a potentially lengthy sentence upon conviction.  The jurisdiction in which a drug trafficking offense is charged is very significant since generally speaking the sentences imposed in federal drug cases are far harsher than in similar state cases. Whether a drug trafficking… Read more »