Similar to state court judges, federal magistrate judges are responsible for deciding at an initial appearance whether an individual who is charged with a crime will remain in custody or is capable of leaving on a bond. Because pre-trial release requirements can be particularly strict, to navigate these matters, it is often critical to obtain… Read More
Federal Criminal Defense
What is the First Offender Program?
Understanding the First Offender Program Following a first arrest, it is common to end up experiencing a number of emotions such as confusion and fear. Because most people think that they will never end up facing criminal charges, it is often bewildering to be charged with a criminal offense for the first time. Continue reading… Read More
What Does Pleading No Contest Mean?
Answering the Question: What Does Pleading No Contest Mean? A no contest plea is a type of plea used in criminal proceeding as an alternative to the more traditional guilty or not guilty plea. Also sometimes known as a nolo contendere plea, a no contest plea is the equivalent of a person stating that he… Read More
Common Federal Crimes & How to Respond to Charges
Common Federal Crimes & Charges People throughout Georgia are at risk of being charged with a variety of federal crimes. Each of these charges can result in serious penalties, which is why any criminal charges must be met with the strongest defense possible, with the help of a criminal defense attorney. The following takes a… Read More
What Does Pretrial Mean?
What Happens During Pretrial? While many people are familiar with the trial process, few people know what exactly occurs during the pre-trial period. In reality, this phase of a criminal case is an extremely important role. In many cases, pre-trials have a significant influence on what ends up happening during the trial. For this reason,… Read More
Should I Appeal My Conviction Sentence?
Although you might feel that a sentence in a criminal case is an immovable challenge, there are still some options left for individuals, including an appeal. Some decisions, however, can be appealed if a conviction is unfair or a trial was improperly conducted. If there was any improper or unlawful element in your trial, it… Read More
FBI Seeks Person Interest in Atlanta Credit Card Theft Ring
According to WXIA, in March 2017, The FBI release new information on a massive credit card fraud ring happening in Georgia for months. The alleged credit card thieves have stolen cards mainly in the Cobb and Gwinnet counties. They have used the credit cards to buy thousands of dollars in gift cards from a variety… Read More
Massive Cyber Crime Charges Announced
Two Russian Federal Security Service officers and two criminal hackers were recently charged by the Northern District of California in connection with one of the largest cyber intrusions in history. The indictments were recently announced and allege that between April 2014 and December 2016, the officers directed a cyber intrusion conspiracy that involved malicious files… Read More
Four Individuals Charged with Federal Gun Crimes
Law enforcement’s discovery of a machine gun in a home has the potential to result in the owner facing up to a decade in prison. The individual illegally possessed a Bushmaster Model E.A-15 .233 caliber machine gun that was not registered to the individual. This individual is one of four people recently named by the… Read More
Chiropractor Convicted of Federal Tax Fraud
A chiropractor was recently convicted of federal tax fraud after failing to report accurate earnings from his practice for the years from 2005 to 2013. For nearly 20 years, the individual provided chiropractic services to clients and received payments primarily from health insurance companies and law firms. The individual filed false federal income tax returns from… Read More