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Its that time of year where many are celebrating America’s birthday!! With many of these celebrations, drinking becomes more prevalent.  During the Fourth of July weekend many police departments have a greater police presence on the roads, thereby increasing the possibility and risk of receiving a DWI (Driving while Intoxicated).  As the law requires, you are limited to having a .08 BAC or under while driving.  For many, having a .08 BAC can mean as little as one or two drinks within a one to two-hour span. This is particularly important as the Supreme Court just this week issued an opinion in Birchfield v. North Dakota, wherein police officers are allowed to administer breath tests without a warrant. While there are civil repercussions for refusing to take a breathalyzer, this new ruling can have an effect on the criminal aspect of a DWI which can result in serious consequences to your driving and criminal record.

Therefore, having the right attorney in your corner could mean the world of difference if charged with a DWI.  As such, you want to have an attorney that can wrestle with many of the recent changes to the law regarding the BAC testing process, as well as the science behind such testing, and even the impact the standard three field sobriety tests have on the overall guilt equation and/or retention of one’s driving privileges.  These are the reasons why it is even more important to have counsel with the ability to address these issues, the experience to litigate both aspects of the DWI/DUI equation and an understanding of the forum of a particular case.

Attorney John M. Lynch has been successful with felony DWIs, proving his former training in law enforcement to be extremely useful. Attorney John Lynch and Tania Aldaddah routinely handle DWI/DUI offenses in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson Counties and many counties throughout the State of Illinois. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services for drivers that have been alleged to have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm of DWIs. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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As the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, drinking become more prevalent.  With that comes a greater police presence thereby increasing the possibility and risk of receiving a DWI (Driving while Intoxicated).  As one should know, you are limited to having a .08 BAC or under while driving.  For many, having a .08 BAC can mean as little as one or two drinks within a couple hour span. Therefore, having the right attorney in your corner could mean the world of difference if charged with a DWI.  As such, you want to have an attorney that can wrestle with many of the recent changes to the BAC testing process, the science behind such testing, and even the impact the standard three field sobriety tests have on the overall guilt equation and/or retention of one’s driving privileges.  These are the reasons why it is even more important to have counsel with the ability to address these issues, the experience to litigate both aspects of the DWI/DUI equation and an understanding of the forum of a particular case.

Attorney John M. Lynch has been successful with felony DWIs, proving his former training in law enforcement to be extremely useful. Attorney John Lynch and Tania Aldaddah routinely handle DWI/DUI offenses in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson Counties and many counties throughout the State of Illinois. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services for drivers that have been alleged to have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm of DWIs. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Medicare/Medicaid Fraud prosecutions have continued to increase throughout the years.  The Department of Justice’s Medicare Fraud Strike Force team has been using the full force of the government in order to prosecute these cases.  This increase in prosecutions is partly due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which resulted in a budget increase for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.  Thus, resulting in even more of an influx of federal cases being pursued across the country.

These investigations are not only occurring St. Louis but all across the country.  Hundreds of doctors and nurses have been charged for fraudulently billing Medicare of patient care that was never given or unnecessary and defrauding the system in excess of millions of dollars.  More recently in Texas, six individuals were indicted for conspiring to defraud Medicare by causing the submission and concealment of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare.  These individuals could each face up to 10 years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  These are significant crimes that require attentive legal representation.  With the government vigorously fighting these cases, having an experienced federal attorney is extremely important and can mean the difference of years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with such crimes. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm of Medicare and healthcare fraud, with vast experience in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Many people believe that estate planning is for the wealthy. This misconception may arise from the fact that the estate tax exemption is higher than what most people have in their estates. However, even though your estate may not be subject to an estate tax, estate planning is still crucial so that you have a peace of mind knowing your assets will end up how you’ve intended. With this in mind, estate planning is extremely important, as you want to make sure you have control as to how your property and assets are disbursed. Without the proper estate planning, your assets will be disbursed according to Missouri Intestate laws. There are many important decisions that have to be made when creating your estate plan. For instance, who you want as beneficiaries, who you want to be the trustee, how do you want to divide your assets? These are all important questions that one must think about when making decisions of how to disburse your asset, and the respective tax issues that may arise, such as gift and income tax. It is never too late to start putting together your estate plan. It is crucial to have an attorney that is knowledgeable and one that can help and guide you through this process to make sure your assets end up in the right hands.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that desire to start taking control of their assets and prepare an estate plan. Attorney Tania Aldaddah and her team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively provide you with the advice and guidance on how to protect your assets when you are gone. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Every April 15, individual income taxes are filed and reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS will either agree with what you’ve filed on your 1040 tax return and issue a refund OR the IRS will not agree with the information provided on your filed tax return and send a notice to provide documentation to support your return or that you owe the Government money. If you receive a letter or a notice from the IRS, it should not be ignored. A phone call to the right attorney should be made. It is important to have the right attorney when dealing with tax controversy issues as the Internal Revenue Service is not an agency that should be taken lightly.  The IRS has an extensive amount of power and so there are certain ways one should approach the IRS.  For instance, if you receive a notice from the IRS for issues with your tax return, there are many serious consequences that can occur if you do not take any action.  Many do not realize that there are certain time periods to provide documents and deadlines that must be complied with. Therefore, it is crucial to have an attorney in your corner that knows the processes and procedures to eliminate or limit your tax liability.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service. Attorney Tania Aldaddah and her defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one having tax controversy issues with the IRS. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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White Collar Crime- The Rise of Online Gambling Prosecution

White Collar Federal Crimes are increasingly become a focal point for Department of Justice; from prosecution of corporations to a recently reinstituted practice of prosecuting individuals for a host of corporate-type activities. This, of course, includes securities fraud and other regulatory activities, as well as the more traditional white collar crime of embezzlement.   Part of this newfound vigor in white collar crime federal prosecution is the focus on online gambling institutions that operate in and out of the United States. Significant federal resources are being devoted to prosecuting these very complex crimes which can take years to resolve, not to mention the exhaustion of defense resources to defend. Understanding the intricacies of these federal criminal prosecutions, and having the network and expertise to address them are paramount to any defense. Having the right representation is crucial. The law typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges are the organized result of months of planning. It is an imperative that those charged with these federal charges obtain counsel with the requisite trial experience to provide a viable defense. That is precisely why having an attorney that is familiar with federal court is critical. Your corporation, reputation, hard work and personal freedom is at stake.

 

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal trial arena. Specifically, John Lynch has worked extensively in the area of white collar criminal defense all across the country to great success. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services nationwide for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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White collar crimes are becoming more and more prevalent. White collar crimes are not just the typical “ponzi” or “pyramid” schemes that you tend hear about. The most common types of white collar crimes are various types of fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and money laundering.  In particular, tax evasion is where a person or business make attempts to avoid taxes that they would otherwise owe.  Tax evasion can be as simple as neglecting to file a tax return or filing a tax return with false information, and as complicated as transferring property in a way that reduces or eliminates ones tax obligation. These crimes should not be taken lightly and having the right representation is crucial. The law typically favors the IRS’ position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges, the organized result of months of planning.  That is why having an attorney that is familiar with tax and white collar crimes in federal court is critical.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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What is an analogue or synthetic drug? They are often referred to as “designer drugs,” and are typically found at gas stations and convenience stores. The Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act of 1986 defines analogue drugs as those where the chemical structure of the synthetic drug is substantially similar to that of controlled illicit substances.  Generally, these analogue drugs have similar effects to stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic drugs often experienced with controlled illicit substances that are found in schedule I or II. Bath salts and K2 are just a couple of the most prevalent analogue drugs that you hear about today.

The Analogue Act is a difficult statute to understand, so that is why having the right lawyer is even more important. Recently, the Supreme Court in United States v. McFadden, tackled whether the statute was constitutional. The Supreme Court ultimately found that the Analogue Act was constitutional, however the Court reinforced the “knowledge” requirement in the statute. The Court determined that the knowledge requirement may be met in two ways: (1) by showing that the defendant knew he/she possessed a controlled substance, regardless of whether he/she knew the particular identity of the substance; or (2) the defendant knew the specific analogue or the identity of the substance he possessed, even if he did not know its legal status as an analogue. Even though the Supreme Court clarified some of the issues with the statute, the Analogue Act is still difficult to dissect. Having the right lawyer is crucial in having effective representation.

Therefore, these types of crimes should not be taken lightly as such federal crimes are inherently more complex in nature, involve serious criminal acts and then the possibility of serious penalties. In fact, in these cases, the penalties that one may face can be just as harsh as those related to the possession or distribution of the actual drug. These cases are especially difficult as they tend to be very technical in nature, and may require the expertise of a chemist to analyze the substance molecules.  Due to the complex nature of these cases, a keen understanding of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, applicable statute, as well as access to a host of legal resources all are needed to protect your interests.

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In Missouri there are over 90 municipalities in St. Louis County and many have their own court that handle various traffic and criminal offenses. Missouri and Illinois have very different driver’s license statues and regulations. The ramifications of a traffic and even some criminal convictions in Missouri for an Illinois licensed driver can be significant. For instance, many Illinois licensed drivers do not realize that incurring three traffic convictions within a calendar year can result in a suspension of your Illinois license. If you are under 21, Illinois only allows a driver to incur merely two traffic convictions within a calendar year. This includes any out of state convictions, including Missouri. Illinois’ system is very different from Missouri, wherein a point system is used. This point system can be confusing and misleading to many Illinois licensed drivers.

Not only can traffic convictions cause many issues with your Illinois Driver’s License, there are many criminal charges that can have a significant effect on your license as well. Specifically, alcohol and drug related offenses can result in substantial license suspensions and revocations. For example, a charge of Minor in Possession can result in a possible three month suspension of your Illinois Driver’s License. Accordingly, having the right attorney can make all the difference in your life. Attorney Tania Aldaddah routinely handles a variety traffic, DWI/DUI and drug, minor sex cases, and assault offenses in various municipal courts in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Lincoln, Warren, Franklin, Jefferson and other outlying counties.  In addition, Tania Aldaddah’s experience as a municipal court judge for St. Louis County- South Division gives her great insight into the realm of the municipal courts.

Attorney Tania Aldaddah, who also practices law in Illinois, has been successful with many cases in the municipal courts and cases involving Illinois licensed drivers. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services for drivers with Illinois and other out of state licenses that have been charged with traffic, alcohol and drug, minor sex cases, and assault offenses. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm dealing with the municipal courts and Illinois licensed drivers and Missouri offenses. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.

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Sexual crimes, including those involving online activities are becoming more and more prevalent.   Federal Sex Crimes involve stringent rules, high penalties, and the complete destruction of one’s personal life.  Allegations alone can be devastating.   Coupled with the embarrassment, the psychological trauma associated with these Federal and State Sex Offenses require skilled representation.  Many charges are filed that overstate the actual offense or are the product of misinformation.  Simply stated, Attorney John Lynch has represented many individuals charged with various sex offenses, including child pornography, that were not guilty of the offenses charged for a host of reasons.  Recently, Attorney Lynch won an egregious sex case involving possession of images that the client simply did not possess.  The result- the client was able to rebuild his life based on the expertise of Attorney Lynch, his staff and network of experts.  Let’s face it- these cases aren’t popular, involve disgusting allegations all of us agree require justice.  But it is important to ensure the law is applied fairly and equitably.  The law typically favors the Government’s position, the evidence is usually extensive, and the resultant criminal charges, the organized result of months of planning.  That is why having an attorney that is familiar with federal court and with the sentencing guidelines is critical.

The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC have been notably successful in the federal arena, with the ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements, as well as taking cases to trial successfully with acquittals on all and partial counts. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services all across the country for individuals that have been charged with these types of crimes in federal and state court. Attorney John M. Lynch and his defense team have the knowledge, experience, and resources to effectively defend one charged in federal court. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.