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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 […]

Google Search Algorithm Finding Child Pornography Challenged as Unconstitutional

October 19, 2021
On September 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a warrantless search of email attachments that have been flagged by an automated system as child pornography violates the Fourth Amendment. In doing so, the court overturned the conviction of Luke Noel Wilson, finding that the evidence from his attachments should […]

Some computer searches may be unconstitutional

September 7, 2017
In today’s electronic world, law enforcement officials investigating crimes often seek warrants to search and seize electronic devices that they believe contain incriminating evidence. However, people also store highly personal information on their electronic devices, from memories to entire conversations. Most of this electronically stored information is often irrelevant to the cri…

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