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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 […]

Our firm wins release of inmate based on COVID-19 and excessive sentence

September 16, 2020
Yesterday, Senior U.S. District Judge Orinda Evans granted our firm’s motion for compassionate release and released our client from prison after he had served 15 years of a 64-year sentence. We requested his immediate release based on his pre-existing medical conditions, which increased his risk of severe illness from COVID-19. We also challenged the excessiveness […]

Will the Dimaya decision help federal inmates serve less time?

November 25, 2018
The answer is “maybe.” Earlier this month, the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, along with other district courts in the United States, issued an order calling for a comprehensive review of defendants who may be eligible for resentencing under the Supreme Court’s ruling in Sessions v. Dimaya, which struck down 18 […]

Expect more “straw purchaser” prosecutions in federal gun cases

February 26, 2018
Our nation has been rocked following yet another mass shooting. This time, seventeen students and teachers died in a high school in Parkland, Florida. In response, many have proposed passing new gun laws, such as stricter background checks and age limits, to prevent a straw purchaser from buying firearms and, perhaps, reduce the number of […]

North Carolina “Felon in Possession of Firearm” Conviction Overturned, Others May be Eligible for Release

August 22, 2012
Last year in United States v. Simmons, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that certain state felony convictions in North Carolina would not trigger federal “felon-in-possession” gun laws. The ruling raised many questions about what would become of those hundreds or potentially thousands of people who had already been convicted and […]

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