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What is the “FIRST STEP Act” and how would it help people in federal court?

November 25, 2018
These past few weeks, news outlets have been heavily focused on the debate in Congress over the “FIRST STEP Act,” a bipartisan proposal to reform federal sentencing laws and conditions in federal prisons. With the president’s recent endorsement, the First Step Act has a good chance of being passed and signed into law next year. […]

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 […]

Operation Wire Wire is an aggressive move against federal computer crimes

June 15, 2018
This week, the Department of Justice announced in a press release that an international law enforcement operation, Operation Wire Wire, resulted in the arrest of 74 individuals, including 42 people in the United States. The government is accusing these people of committing “cyber-enabled fraud” by sending misleading emails to businesses and individuals that trick them […]

Can I withdraw a guilty plea?

June 8, 2018
A person can try to withdraw a guilty plea, but there are important time limits. Many people call our firm and want to withdraw a guilty plea. Unfortunately, some people plead guilty without being fully informed by their lawyer of all the consequences of a guilty plea. Even more concerning, some people enter a guilty […]

Money laundering and prostitution charges against Backpage may be weak

April 14, 2018
Earlier this month, the Department of Justice seized and shutdown, the online equivalent of a newspaper’s classified ads section. But while many considered the website to be a useful tool for advertising their used goods and services online, the DOJ is now accusing Backpage’s executives of money laundering and using the website to facilitate […]




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