Federal Firearm Offenses

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Our Firm files Motion to Dismiss Charges in Federal Firearms Case After Supreme Court’s Second Amendment Ruling in 2022

January 24, 2023
Last week, our firm filed a motion to dismiss the charges against our client who is charged with federal firearm trafficking offenses. The Government is alleging that our client illegally possessed “ghost guns,” firearms and firearm parts that can be used to convert a semi-automatic firearm into an automatic. Specifically, our client is charged with possessing a “machine gun,” posse…

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 […]




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