On March 29, 2020, lawmakers responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by passing the CARES act. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was a part of that package. The program allowed small businesses to take out a loan for the purpose of keeping their employees on the payroll. Nearly a year later, the Justice Department has prosecuted…

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Receiving a federal Grand Jury subpoena can be nerve wracking. Yet it’s important to understand exactly what you should do if you receive this type of document. According to federal law, the Grand Jury, as a representative of the public, “has a claim to every man’s evidence,” except for “persons protected by a constitutional, common…

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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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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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