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How to Hire the Best Federal Conspiracy Defense Attorney for Your Case

One of the most frequently charged federal crimes is that of conspiracy. As defined by U.S. law, federal conspiracy can be charged if two or more individuals (a collective criminal partnership) agree and take at least one step towards committing a federal crime. In plain English, conspiracy means an agreement between at least two people […]

What to Do if You Are Charged with Federal Conspiracy

A federal conspiracy charge is a common tactic used by federal prosecutors, since it is a broad type of crime and can be used to leverage witness testimony against other defendants. Unfortunately for the defendant, federal conspiracy charges can be very difficult to defend. It is important to understand the nature of federal conspiracy charges, […]

How to Choose the Best Federal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one have been indicted on a federal charge, one of the most important decision you will have to make is obtaining qualified legal representation. A federal indictment is a very serious situation and one that can turn your life upside down. Choosing a top attorney to represent you in federal […]

What To Do If a Loved One Is Arrested For a Federal Offense

It’s something you never expect to happen, and something you hope you never have to experience. For those that find themselves faced in the situation of having a loved one arrested on a federal offense, it can be a scary and confusing time. The following can help you deal with this type of crisis and […]

More Cases Fall to Johnson v US

SCOTUS has granted certiorari, vacated the sentence, and remanded the cases back to lower courts – generally known as a GVR order – in ten cases since Johnson v US was decided in June of 2015. The GVR is considered an expedited way of handling cases when a new precedent has been established. A total […]

FCC Slashes Costs of Prison Phone Calls

‘Huge Step’: FCC Slashes Costs of Prison Phone Calls.  Read the NBCNews article for full details.

SCOTUS Decision from June of 2015 Leads 11th Circuit to Vacate a Conviction Previously Affirmed

In 2010 Ellisa Martinez was indicted in Broward County for knowingly sending an email from a form to WFTL Radio – or transmitting in interstate commerce a communication – a threat to injure the person of another. The indictment claimed this was a violation of section 875(c) of title 18 of the US Code. She […]

Divided 4th Circuit Rules on Cell Phone Location Data

On August 5, 2015, the 4th Circuit said “that the government’s warrantless procurement of the [cell site location information] was an unreasonable search in violation of Appellants’ Fourth Amendment rights.” The 5th Circuit ruled in 2013 that no warrant is required. The 11th Circuit agreed in May of 2015, ruling that no warrant was required, […]

Sentencing Reform Gaining Momentum in the Senate?

In a recent blog we posted, a bill currently in subcommittee in the House of Representatives that contains some meaningful reform in the federal sentencing guidelines was discussed. You may have noticed that Senator Grassley, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had killed a bill earlier in the year, potentially limiting the future of […]

DEA Confidential Informants Program Subject of DOJ IG Report

After last week’s entry discussed the fact that nearly 100,000 people are in federal prison on drug offense convictions, the results of a recently completely review by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice may be disturbing. The OIG audited the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Confidential Source Program and found that the […]

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