In the past months, hundreds of inmates have been released early from federal prison. Some of the released prisoners were elderly or ill, but most were just non-violent offenders who have exhibited good behavior behind bars. They are the early beneficiaries of the First Step Act, a new law aimed at ending mass incarceration, reducing … Read moreThe First Step Act: What You Need to Know
Rule 35 Agreement to Reduce a Federal Sentence As many know, under the federal system the most powerful departure from the United States Sentencing Guidelines exists under U.S.S.G. 5k1. This departure is warranted in cases where a defendant provides ‘substantial assistance’ to the Government. In other words, the Government rewards defendants that deliver new cases … Read moreRule 35 Agreement Reducing a Federal Sentence | Rule 35 Agreement
State and Federal Healthcare Fraud Charges Because healthcare fraud costs the government and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year, both the federal government as well as the Texas Attorney General’s Office devote massive resources to prosecute it. Individuals and organizations accused of committing health care fraud are liable for civil and criminal penalties under … Read moreHealthcare Fraud Defense | Medicaid | Medicare | Fort Worth Dallas
Federal Drug Charges Why should you retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney if you are charged with a federal drug crime? First and foremost, federal drug cases carry massive penalties and you can be punished for a far greater quantity of drugs than were found on you. This article explains how low-level drug charges … Read moreHow Low-Level Federal Drug Cases Net Massive Sentences
Venue in Federal Criminal Cases Federal offenses are prosecuted in 94 federal districts across the United States. Each federal district may have multiple divisions. Each division may have multiple federal courts. Determining where a case will be prosecuted is a question of where “venue” is proper. To understand how federal courts are spread out, let’s use … Read moreWhere will a federal crime be prosecuted?
A Federal Criminal Sentencing Example The United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG) was an attempt to reach the goal of consistent sentencing among the 94 federal districts. In other words, the United States Guideline Commission was established to try to ensure that persons sentenced in Georgia were punished similarly to persons punished in Washington State for … Read moreFederal Sentencing Guidelines in Firearms Cases
Federal Criminal Trials “I want the truth.” “You can’t handle the truth!” – A Few Good Men (1992) Whether our impression is formed from being a witness or a juror in a real-life case or watching a movie or tv show, we have some sense of how jury trials work. Entertainment examples are numerous. For examples, … Read moreFederal Criminal Trials vs. State Federal Trials
Hiring a federal criminal defense attorney The federal criminal court system is vast, powerful, and dangerous for a multitude of reasons. To further complicate matters, federal cases are oftentimes investigated and prosecuted differently than state cases. No one asks for either themselves or their loved ones to face criminal charges. While crime shows make for … Read moreWhen should you hire a federal criminal defense attorney?