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Under a new law which went into effect on June 25, 2009, the dollar amount for felony offenses has been increased.
A class D felony now requires theft , extortion or damage to property of a minimum of $500, A class C felony now requires $10,000.
The following statutes have been amended.
KRS 514.030 Theft by unlawful taking [...]
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Embezzlement Convictions Upheld
US v. Island, No. 08-6111, 3/19/09 (unpublished)- Sufficient evidence supported convictions for misdemeanor embezzlements and felony conspiracy to embezzle. Defendant ran day-today operations of tribal gaming account, and wrote checks from the account at the direction of her boss, who was chairman of the 8-member business committee...
Reducing Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor
An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney May Be Able to Obtain a Reduction of Your Felony Conviction to a Misdemeanor A court may hear a petition to reduce certain felony offenses in California to a misdemeanor at any time following the suspension of judgment and granting of probation...
Florida DUI Prior Convictions Enhance Felony DUI
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Burgess v. United States: Misdemenaor=Felony
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Rapper Coolio Charged With Cocaine Possession and Will Likely Seek Representation by an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
An article in the Los Angeles Times describes the arrest and charging of rapper and actor ?Coolio? with battery and possession of cocaine after a run-in at the Los Angeles International Airport...
Distinguish between rate increases, fee increases, and outside counsel spend increases
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Hourly rates increase year after year at most law firms. That does not necessarily mean that the amount the firm charges to do the same tasks increases at the same level. The firm might use lower-cost associates, write off time,...