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What is the MDLEA and How Does It Work?

May 17, 2022
The Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (“MDLEA”) is a series of federal laws that allow the United States to prosecute nautical drug crimes even outside of its own territory. First implemented in 1986 as part of the larger Anti-Drug Abuse Act, the MDLEA remains a key player in federal drug prosecutions, accounting for 296 cases […]

Is the Buffalo Shooting a Federal Hate Crime?

May 17, 2022
  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 someone of that charge? And how is it different from murder or other state […]

Our Firm Helps Client Get False Child Porn Charges Dropped

April 20, 2022
This week, our firm got all of our client’s child pornography charges dismissed after we proved to prosecutors that the images in question did not depict any minors. The images on his electronic devices were actually screenshots of an adult pornography video from a popular website. Even though the video was on a public website […]

Our Firm Gets Injunction to Stop District Attorney From Prosecuting People for Delta 8

April 15, 2022
Attorney Tom Church of our firm just won a major victory in our case against the State of Georgia and the District Attorney of Gwinnett County. We were able to convince a judge to issue an injunction preventing the DA from prosecuting people who are selling Delta 8 and Delta 10 products, and also stop […]

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 […]

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