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Comments During Closing Arguments and Curative Instructions

If the defendant suspects that the prosecutor has made an inappropriate comment or remark during closing arguments, the defendant should make an immediate and contemporaneous objection. If the defendant fails to immediately object to the comment or remark, the defendant’s later objection to the comment or remark will be deemed waived.

MARITIME JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

In accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution, the federal government has jurisdiction over all admiralty and maritime cases. This means that the federal government has jurisdiction over all criminal offenses that are committed on the high seas, on any other waters within the jurisdiction of the United States, or on any vessel that belongs to the United States, to a United States citizen, or to a corporation, which vessel is located within the admiralty or maritime jurisdiction of the United States and not within the jurisdiction of a state.

Red Flags and Mortgage Fraud

Due to the popular refinancing boom of the last few years, mortgage fraud has been on the rise. Unfortunately, borrowers tend to be the victims of the offense. The parties involved in mortgage fraud may include mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, appraisers, or borrowers.

Scientific Evidence

Scientific evidence constitutes evidence that has been developed through some sort of scientific method. Usually scientific evidence is information that has been published in periodicals and tested by scientists or professionals. This scientific information is considered to be valid within the scientific community.

Types of Insurance Fraud

There are numerous types of insurance fraud. Insurance fraud encompasses fraudulent claims made by the defendant with the specific intent to defraud the insurer. Some of the types of fraud claims include: Property fraud claims, automobile fraud claims, life insurance fraud claims, healthcare fraud claims.

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