Georgia Criminal Law News: May 2018

PRE & POST CONVICTION LAW PUBLICATION Recent Parole Successes at the Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg The firm represented J.H. before the parole board. He was released on March 27, 2018 after serving 18 years of a life sentence for Armed Robbery, False Imprisonment, and Possession of a Firearm. The firm also represented C.A…. Read More

 Federal Criminal Law News: May 2018

PRE & POST CONVICTION LAW PUBLICATION CONSTRUCTIVE AMENDMENT OF AN INDICTMENT A constructive amendment occurs where “the indictment is altered to change the elements of the offense charged, such that the defendant is actually convicted of a crime other than that charged in the indictment.” United States v. Malloy 568 F.3d 166, 177-78 (4th Cir…. Read More

Marcia Shein’s Cyber Crimes Article Published in The Champion

Attorney Marcia Shein was published this month in The Champion, the premier publication for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Titled “Cyber Crime and The Fourth Amendment,” this article shows her expertise in cyber crimes and covers the ins and outs of the 4th Amendment in the electronic age. From inevitable discovery in electronic searches to third-party… Read More

U.S. Sentencing Commission Votes to Change “Crimes of Violence” Definition

In a move which could have broad repercussions for future criminal sentencing, the United States Sentencing Commission voted unanimously on Friday to amend the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines’ definition of “crimes of violence,” particularly as it relates to career offenders. The changes, which are slated to go into effect August 1, involve several modifications, the… Read More

Marcia Shein To Speak At National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Conventions

In October, our very own Marcia Shein will be speaking at two different conventions hosted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Her first appearance will be on at the NACDL’s 8th Annual Conference titled “Defending The Modern Drug Case.”  This convention is being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV on… Read More