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What does the ATF do?

For people in New York and all over the nation, understanding what different government agencies actually do can be very enlightening. This is certainly true of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which serves a very important role in both investigating federal offenses, as well as preventing them from happening in the first place.

How common are immigration offenses?

While there are many criminal offenses that are well-known in New York, such as drunk driving and embezzlement, there are others you may have never heard of that are just as common. One of the fastest-growing types of federal crimes is immigration crimes, something that is becoming a bigger problem each year as more and more foreigners seek to make the United States their home.

Important facts about mail fraud

Because the United States Postal Service is a federal organization, conducting mail fraud in New York or elsewhere in the country is a federal crime. If you are convicted, it may lead to extremely serious consequences. However, five conditions have to be met before an act is considered mail fraud, according to the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute.

Sessions blames drugs for localized upticks in violent crime

In a speech in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled that the federal government will double-down on the drug war. He also implied that homicide and other violent crimes are on the rise in the U.S.

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