Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Navistar Settles Armored Vehicles Whistleblower Case for $50 Million

June 18, 2021
On May 27, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a $50 million settlement agreement with Navistar Defense for allegations under the False Claims Act. In the suit, Navistar was accused of fraudulently inflating the prices of armored vehicles it sold to the U.S. Marine Corps. The case was brought as a whistleblower action by […]

Applying for a Presidential Pardon or Commutation from President Biden

June 18, 2021
Applying for a Presidential pardon or commutation of a sentence is often the last opportunity someone has to get relief from a federal conviction. The pardon process is often confusing and without many concrete rules. Recently, however sources inside the Biden administration have been signaling a coming change to the process for federal pardons and […]

Can I Get Arrested for Growing Marijuana in a State Where Possession of Marijuana is Legal?

June 11, 2021
Even though several states have legalized marijuana, you can still be arrested and prosecuted for growing marijuana unlawfully. Law enforcement agencies at the federal and state level still devote significant resources into investigating illegal marijuana “grow operations,” which involve the use of multiple “grow houses” in residential neighborhoods to grow large amounts of marijuan…

New Law Helps People Get Off Probation Early in Georgia

June 11, 2021
On May 3, 2021, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed probation reform bill, SB 105, into law. The new law helps provide relief to people who are serving long sentences on felony probation if they meet certain criteria. This law is the latest in a line of legislation aimed at reducing the state’s overgrown population of […]

Are Delta-8 Products Illegal? In Some States, Yes.

June 8, 2021
In many states, Delta-8 products have been banned despite the popular opinion that these products are not “controlled substances” under federal law. In our blog post from March, we explained how Delta-8 is a hemp-derived cannabis product that has become extremely popular across America, even as law enforcement and distributors disagree on its legality. In […]




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