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Family-Based Visas

August 06, 2021 | Family, Legal Blog

Immigration laws are constantly changing, which makes it difficult to navigate the immigration process.  If you need immigration services for yourself, a family member, or your business, an experienced immigration attorney at The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates will assess your case to decide the best course of action for your immigration needs. […]

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What Type of Attorney Do You Need?

August 20, 2019 | Legal Blog

When you are facing any type of criminal charges, you should have an attorney working with you on your side to help you through the proceedings. While no lawyer can guarantee that you will not face consequences if you are proven guilty, working with an attorney gives you the best chance of coming through your […]

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When You Can Be Charged with Bank Fraud

April 20, 2019 | Legal Blog

Bank fraud is a serious criminal charge, and it is important that you have an expert legal team on your side to fight it. If you are facing criminal charges due to bank activity, it is important that you understand how and when you can be charged with bank fraud. There are situations in which […]

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Can Accounting Fraud Be Accidental?

April 10, 2019 | Legal Blog

Accounting fraud is a very serious charge that can be levied against companies or individuals. Many businesses and accountants may not even be aware that they are acting fraudulently. Yet the government will still seek to incarcerate and fine those who are convicted of accounting fraud. Can you commit accounting fraud accidentally? And if so, […]

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When You Are Accused of Forgery—What It Really Means

March 20, 2019 | Legal Blog

Forgery may seem like a crime that doesn’t happen too often in today’s technological world. Yet even in a digital society, forgery can still be a crime. If you are accused of forgery, it is important that you understand exactly what you are accused of so that you can defend against it. Even if you […]

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Immediate Steps to Take If You Are Accused of Insider Trading

March 10, 2019 | Legal Blog

If you have been accused of insider trading, you could be facing up to 20 years in prison, steep fines, and additional punishments by the Securities Exchange Commission. If the SEC suspects that you are guilty of insider trading, they will do everything they can to prove it. They will examine all of your records, […]

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Cracking Down on Insurance Fraud

November 20, 2018 | Criminal, Legal Blog

Due to the uptake in hurricane-related claims, prosecutors have been pursuing insurance fraud more than ever before. A Florida principal was recently arrested for his attempt to create fraudulent claims of about $16,000 worth of damages to his home after Hurricane Irma. It may seem harmless to slightly exaggerate damage claims after a natural disaster, […]

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Embezzlement: Even Nuns Can Be Charged

November 10, 2018 | Criminal, Legal Blog

The word embezzlement often brings to mind the image of a CEO or important account executive. While this may often be the case, it is important to remember that anyone who misappropriates funds can potentially get caught for embezzlement. In recent news, two nuns were caught in an embezzlement scandal after they used funds set […]

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Healthcare Fraud: Why Charges Are Pursued So Aggressively

October 10, 2018 | Legal Blog

Any system is vulnerable to fraud, especially our healthcare system. In fact, it is believed that nearly 10% of all money spent in the American healthcare system is paid out to fraudulent claims. It’s important to understand the definition of healthcare fraud and realize that charges are pursued aggressively by the government. If you find […]

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What to Do If You Are Accused of Business Fraud

September 20, 2018 | Business Litigation, Legal Blog

What Is Business Fraud? Business fraud is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous different crimes. It is considered any act committed by or through a business that is intended to deceive someone with false representation of the facts. As such, business fraud can be committed by anyone connected to a business. Most business fraud is […]

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