There’s No Such Thing? The Orange County Jailhouse Informant Program

A prevailing narrative that Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies ran an illegal, secret program that used informants to get confessions from criminal defendants seems to have been laid to rest. A grand jury on June 13, 2017 dismissed the … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Identification: Justice Department Issues New Guidelines

Eyewitness identification/misidentification has played a huge and tragic role in the miscarriage of justice. More than 70% of nationwide convictions have been overturned by DNA testing. Inaccurate/ambiguous conclusions reached by eyewitnesses has shown that such testimony is often unreliable. Unreliability … Continue reading

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Federal Prison Population Set To Grow Under President Trump

According to current estimates, the federal prison population is expected to grow next year by 4171 to a total of 191,493. The primary reason is the Trump administration’s ramping-up of the prosecution of illegal immigrants and drug-offenders. This was one … Continue reading

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How Does Federal Sentencing Work?

If you or a loved one has been convicted of a federal crime, or has pled guilty to a federal crime and accepted a plea deal which did not contain a guaranteed sentence or range of sentencing, you might be … Continue reading

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How Immunity Works In Federal Criminal Cases

Sometimes in federal criminal cases, the prosecutor’s office will offer an individual immunity in exchange for information about a case, in exchange for their testimony against another party or in exchange for some other manner of information or action. There … Continue reading

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What Happens Between A Conviction And Sentencing

Unlike some state criminal law sentencing guidelines, the federal criminal law sentencing guidelines are complex and can vary widely depending on many factors of your case. When an individual has either pled to federal charges or been convicted of federal … Continue reading

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Advice For People Facing Federal Criminal Charges

The federal criminal justice system can be daunting and scary for individuals accused of crimes. Federal criminal charges are serious matters which should never be taken lightly. Being under investigation for suspected federal criminal acts can be stressful. Do not … Continue reading

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3 Steps To A Federal Crimes Case

If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal crime, this is likely a scary and upsetting time for you and your family. Federal criminal charges often carry lengthy prison sentences. Although every federal criminal law case … Continue reading

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Is Paying For Drugs Money Laundering?

If you have been charged or are being investigated for money laundering in relation to the purchase of legal or illegal drugs it is important that you call an experienced federal criminal defense attorney immediately. Money laundry and drug charges … Continue reading

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The Dangers of No-Knock Search Warrants

In the United States, a no knock warrant is an authorization for the law enforcement officers to enter and search the property of a suspect without announcing i.e. knocking the door or ringing the bell. In the execution of the … Continue reading

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