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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 […]

What is the MDLEA and How Does It Work?

May 17, 2022
The Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (“MDLEA”) is a series of federal laws that allow the United States to prosecute nautical drug crimes even outside of its own territory. First implemented in 1986 as part of the larger Anti-Drug Abuse Act, the MDLEA remains a key player in federal drug prosecutions, accounting for 296 cases […]

How to Apply for the New Pretrial Diversion Program in Federal Court

April 15, 2022
Accountability courts and pretrial diversion allow some people that have been charged with a federal criminal avoid prison and a criminal record. Federal district courts across the country are now experimenting with these projects, including the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. On April 11, the federal court in Atlanta announced the formation of a […]

Our Firm Helps Client Avoid Prison in Large Federal Drug Conspiracy Case

March 22, 2022
Earlier this week, a federal district court judge in Atlanta, Georgia sentenced our client to “time served” in a serious federal drug conspiracy case. She had served only 14 months in a local jail before we got her released, and she will not go to prison. Our client was accused of being part of a […]

Federal Marijuana Sentences May Be Reduced Based on Changing Marijuana Laws

August 18, 2021
Since the First Step Act of 2018 became law, thousands of federal inmates have been released early from prison through the “Compassionate Release Program.” The First Step Act allows inmates to request early release or a sentence reduction if they present “extraordinary and compelling reasons.” Most of the inmates released since the First Step Act […]

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