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What Happens in a Federal Criminal Case?

May 27, 2022
Page Pate explains what happens in a federal criminal case Attorney Page Pate explains what happens when someone has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal case. Page walks through the usual steps, discussing the timing and procedures, and helps explain what to expect when facing a federal criminal indictment. If you or someone […]

New “Dark Net” Arrests and Prosecutions in Federal Court

April 12, 2022
The Department Justice recently announced the arrests of 150 people in the United States and Europe as part of the department’s Operation Dark HunTor. The operation—which targeted opioid trafficking on the restricted-access overlay network known as the “darknet” or “dark web”— was a joint endeavor by the DOJ’s Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (“J-CODE”) […]

Our Firm Helps Client Get Federal Child Porn Charges Dismissed

February 18, 2022
Earlier this month, federal prosecutors in Virginia agreed to dismiss child pornography distribution and obstruction of justice charges against our client, a criminal defense lawyer, less than a month before the trial was scheduled to begin. The charges were brought against our client who was allegedly using sexually suggestive images of a minor to confront […]

Justice Department Creates New Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

October 19, 2021
On October 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would be creating a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team to focus on the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The taskforce will work on cases related to financial crimes like money laundering and crimes where the proceeds from […]

How Law Enforcement Uses ANOM and Other Encrypted Devices

July 25, 2021
Anom, which was advertised as “designed by criminals for criminals,” was supposed to be the newest encrypted device service of the criminal underworld. What it turned out of be, however, was a device the FBI used to monitor, investigate, and understand criminal enterprises around the globe at a level never seen before. In an investigation […]

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