Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Can Someone Hit By the Police During a Protest Sue the Government?

April 15, 2022
Yes. If a person is assaulted by law enforcement during a lawful protest, they can not only file a section 1983 lawsuit against the individual officers, but they may also be able to bring a suit against the local government running the police force. Injuries inflicted by the police are sadly not uncommon during group […]

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”) […]

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 […]

Lawsuit Alleges Delta 8 is Legal in Georgia

March 30, 2022
Rick: First at 6 and only on CBS46, Georgia vape shops raided. Exclusive video showing officers storming a cannabis distribution center in Gwinnett County. Prosecutors arguing some companies are selling dangerous THC products. Shon: But a new lawsuit claims the products are legal. Now businesses involved in that lawsuit are hoping to clear up the […]

Extradition Fight for US Fugitive

March 30, 2022
Our firm frequently represents people charged in significant federal criminal cases. We have over 25 years of experience defending people in these types of cases, some involving international matters. When issues involving international extradition appear in the news, media will sometimes contact Attorney Page Pate for his opinion and analysis. Page often serves as a […]