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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 […]

Is the Buffalo Shooting a Federal Hate Crime?

May 17, 2022
Page Pate explains how the Buffalo mass shooting may be a federal hate crime   TRANSCRIPT It appears that the federal government is currently investigating the murders that occurred recently in Buffalo, New York as a federal hate crime. But what is a federal hate crime? What does the government have to prove to convict […]

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 […]

What Happens When the Government Seizes Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrency?

April 12, 2022
In February of this year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the seizure of more than 94,000 bitcoin from an account belonging to a New York couple who was arrested the same day the seizure was announced. The complaint and affidavit authorizing their arrest allege the government’s belief that the bitcoin was part of a […]

What is a Special Grand Jury?

January 21, 2022
Page Pate explains special grand juries under Georgia law and how they are different from regular grand juries   What is a special grand jury? In Georgia, a special grand jury is a type of grand jury that is allowed to hear witness testimony, issue subpoenas for witnesses or documents to investigate a case that’s […]

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