Sometimes it’s just not possible to get an acquittal in a federal case, even if you have a very skilled federal criminal lawyer. You have to remember that 92% of the people who get targeted for a criminal investigation tend to either plead guilty or be found guilty in court. In part this is because…

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Drug charges are some of the most serious federal charges you might ever face. They’re also some of the most common convictions made by the federal government. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways that a federal criminal defense attorney can help you build a defense against these charges. Common Drug Charge Defenses In a…

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The crime of money laundering consists of taking money from drugs, theft, or other criminal activity and “transforming it” into legitimate money by running it through a front business of some kind. Often this will require some sort of cash business and some accounting fraud.  Some criminals use complex banking schemes or cryptocurrencies to conduct…

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Many of our clients ask us whether or not it’s a good idea to testify in their own criminal cases.  Whether the case is a New York State case or a federal one, testifying on your own behalf is fraught. It comes with a lot of dangers, and usually with few benefits.  Most of the…

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Sometimes, criminal defendants come to us not because they themselves have committed a crime, but because they have been caught up in the eddies of another person’s criminal act. They’re being charged with conspiracy, often either in a drug case, money laundering case, or fraud case.  Many people in this situation are deeply in over…

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It’s happened: you’ve been convicted of a federal crime. On TV, the lawyer confidently turns to the client and says: “Don’t worry. We’ll fix it on appeal.” In reality, the post-conviction options are a lot more complex, and appeals don’t always get you where you want to go. What is an appeal? An appeal is…

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When you’re charged with a white collar crime then you’ve got some tough decisions ahead. One of them is to decide whether to take a plea bargain or whether to take your day in court.  Though it’s impossible to give you specific legal advice without seeing the facts of your case, there are some general…

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As projections say that millions of Americans will file for bankruptcy in the coming months, it’s a good idea to review the federal crime of bankruptcy fraud. According to the US Department of Justice, one out of every 10 bankruptcy filings involve some element of fraud. While this is not a bankruptcy law office, we…

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There’s a reason why reading the fine print on almost any gambling site will tell you the site is being run out of some small country overseas. Online gambling is illegal in all 50 states.  Technically, you can be brought up on charges for placing bets online.  It is rare for individual gamblers to be…

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If you’re in the middle of a federal court case you may be wondering whether bail might be available to you after your arrest. After all, you already know there are some significant differences between a federal case and a state one. After your arrest, you’ll have a bail hearing. The judge has sole authority…

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