How Federal Sentencing Works in Drug Cases

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How Federal Sentencing Works in Drug Cases The Bureau of Prisons reports that, as of October 2018, more than 169,000 people were serving penitentiary time for federal offenses. Within that population, more than 46 percent of prisoners – about 78,000 -are incarcerated for drug-related sentences. Methamphetamine and Cocaine in the Federal Criminal System Within that subset, … Read moreHow Federal Sentencing Works in Drug Cases

What is a 5K Motion in the federal criminal system?

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5K Motions in Federal Criminal Cases A “5K” or a “5K motion” in the federal system is a motion filed under Section 5k1.1 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines, requesting a sentence below the guidelines based on substantial assistance by the defendant. The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Not Just Game Theory Many people have seen films like … Read moreWhat is a 5K Motion in the federal criminal system?

Business Structuring Strategies Don’t Always Apply to Asset Forfeiture or Federal Restitution

Business Structuring Strategies Don't Always Apply to Asset Forfeiture or Federal Restitution

Part II: How the Assets of Business Entities and Business Owners are Often Seized Seizure and Forfeiture of Business Assets and Business Owner Assets Anyone who owns or manages a business understands that a myriad of considerations regarding taxation and liability go along with a company. Because of this the U.S. Government and each state  … Read moreBusiness Structuring Strategies Don’t Always Apply to Asset Forfeiture or Federal Restitution

Federal Criminal Sentencing and Sentence Reducers

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Federal Sentence Reducers If you have read our introduction to federal criminal law, you have a basic understanding of how sentencing works in the federal system. While the advisory sentencing guidelines may call for harsh sentences for most offenses, there are a limited number of ways to have reduce a sentence imposed by the court. … Read moreFederal Criminal Sentencing and Sentence Reducers

What to do if your loved one has been arrested for a federal crime

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Federal Criminal Defense Most people are not prepared for the arrest of a loved one and, hopefully, you’ll never experience it first-hand. For those who do find themselves in this unfortunate situation, however, it is important to keep a few things in mind if your loved one is arrested for a federal crime. Federal cases … Read moreWhat to do if your loved one has been arrested for a federal crime

The Differences between State and Federal Criminal Defense

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State vs. Federal Criminal ChargesSeveral differences exist between the state and federal criminal systems. While both systems include similar statutes, standards, and evidentiary rules, the practical application of these rules differs dramatically between the two systems.1. Federal Cases are Broader in ScopeFederal cases often involve multiple defendants. In fact, it’s not uncommon to have anywhere … Read moreThe Differences between State and Federal Criminal Defense

State and Federal Possession of Child Pornography Charges

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Varghese Summersett aggressively defends child pornography charges at the state and federal level. In fact, our firm was one of the first in the country to go to a federal jury trial over the now infamous Operation Pacifier. Possession of Child pornography is a violation of both Texas state law and federal law. Federal Possession … Read moreState and Federal Possession of Child Pornography Charges

Structuring | Federal Structuring Charges and Suspicious Activity Reports

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What is Structuring? Structuring is a federal crime in which a person that alleges a person made withdrawals or deposits under $10,000 in a manner intended to avoid the Suspicious Activity Reports. What is a Suspicious Activity Report? A Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is a document that banks and other financial institutions file to document … Read moreStructuring | Federal Structuring Charges and Suspicious Activity Reports