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Category: Federal Criminal Defense

The Federal Court Process in a Drug Case

Even though there are many similarities, the differences between a federal drug case and a state drug case are significant. The procedural differences are just as important as the substantive differences, as even a minor procedural mistake can jeopardize your entire case. Understanding how a…

Parents of epileptic children face federal prosecution for CBD

As more states legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, marijuana users, growers, and retailers are becoming mainstream. Unfortunately, while states have lax laws, the Federal government of the United States still considers marijuana to be a Schedule I substance. This means that those who…

Federal Criminal Defense – United States Sentencing Guidelines

In handling any Federal Criminal Defense case, make sure that the attorney you select is educated on the United States Sentencing Guidelines (“USSG”).  Unlike State practice, defendants are usually subjected to much more sever and lengthy prison sentences in the federal system and the USSG play…

Federal Criminal Defense – Common Law Robbery not a violent felony

Federal Criminal Defense law update.  On May 18, 2016, A significant case was decided regarding North Carolina common law robbery and the application of the ACCA.  The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for sentencing the case of United States v. Gardner.  The Court…