How Often do Appeals Result in Dismissal?

If you’re thinking about appealing your recent conviction in a federal criminal case, you might be echoing a commonly asked question: how often to appeals result in dismissal? The answer is more difficult to determine than you might think. There are definitely “number crunchers” out there who can provide some statistics, but these are unable… Read More

Can Federal Charges be Expunged?

There’s no doubt that a criminal record (whether municipal, state or federal charges) can make life difficult. Even if you were not convicted or if the charges were dropped, the arrest record can haunt you for many years after.  Same goes for a conviction, even long after you’ve served your time or paid your fines…. Read More

What is an Aggravated Crime?

The term aggravated crime refers to an offense that’s more serious as a result of its specific elements. The best way to understand what constitutes an aggravated crime is to look at an example. If someone is charged with assault, it means they physically attacked someone else. But if they’re charged with aggravated assault, it… Read More