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Are Delta-8 Products Illegal? In Some States, Yes.

June 8, 2021
In many states, Delta-8 products have been banned despite the popular opinion that these products are not “controlled substances” under federal law. In our blog post from March, we explained how Delta-8 is a hemp-derived cannabis product that has become extremely popular across America, even as law enforcement and distributors disagree on its legality. In […]

What is a Brady Violation?

March 12, 2021
A “Brady Violation” is what happens when the prosecutors in a criminal case fail to perform their constitutional duty to turn over helpful evidence to the people they have charged with crimes. Everyone has the right to due process and a fair trial. Because of that, when the Government has evidence suggesting a person is either […]

What happens at a bond hearing?

May 27, 2020
Attorney Page Pate explains what happens at a bond hearing and how someone can be released from jail pending trial in a serious criminal case     TRANSCRIPT: When someone has been arrested and taken to jail, the very first thing they want to do is to get out of jail. And that’s totally understandable. […]

What is the Compassionate Release Program at the Bureau of Prisons?

February 25, 2020
The “Compassionate Release Program” at the Bureau of Prisons is a program that allows certain inmates to be released from federal prison early, or have their sentences cut short, if there are “extraordinary and compelling reasons” warranting a sentence reduction. These reasons can include an inmate’s serious or terminal medical condition, the incapacitation of an […]

Wire Act Prosecutions expected to increase with new DOJ opinion

February 1, 2019
The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel recently published an opinionreviewing the Department’s interpretation of the federal Wire Act. The Wire Act has been a tool for prosecuting certain gambling activities since 1961. Codified as 18 U.S.C. § 1084, the Wire Act states that: Whoever being engaged in the business of betting or wagering […]




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