Criminal Defense Blog
Thoughts and Commentary on Important Issues in the Practice of Criminal Defense Law
Defenses Against RICO Charges
Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) are used by federal prosecutors to charge and convict several people of an organization for committing several crimes. They have been brought against the Gambino and Bonanno crime families, the Key West Police...
Healthcare Fraud & Forfeiture
In last month’s blog, we discussed healthcare fraud through the lens of federal sentencing guidelines. One of the points we brought up was how a sentence would be directly related to how much was billed to either private insurance or Medicare. When a healthcare...
Healthcare Fraud & Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Ounces make pounds. Healthcare fraud has the government’s attention because a wide range of deceptive practices and behaviors has led to about $60 billion annually. Although we will provide you with everyday examples of healthcare fraud, it is important to note that...
Getting Your Record Expunged In Florida
On our website, we talk about how you may be eligible to have your record expunged (or sealed) if you receive either a “no action,” “nolle prosse,” or “withhold” on either a misdemeanor or felony charge. Because these are terms that people do not commonly use...
Protecting Yourself After Being Arrested For A Federal Crime
The blog title is slightly misleading. Although there are things you can do to protect yourself after you have been arrested, you must be more proactive than that. Federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) typically obtain arrest warrants. In...
How Resentencing Occurs After A Federal Conviction
If you were to look at the homepage of our website, you would see examples of how some of our clients have received sentence reductions due to resentencing. One of our clients was initially sentenced to 200 months, then it was reduced to 160—and was ultimately reduced...
Finding Success During A Nebbia Hearing
Previously, we published a piece about bail bonds that detailed what they were, who was eligible, and how to obtain one. If you need to get caught up, you can read it here. Near the end of the article, we mentioned that the money you used to pay the bond has to be...
An Overview Of An Arthur Hearing
There tends to be a significant amount of confusion surrounding what an Arthur Hearing is and how it relates to bonds. One of the reasons for this is that it is essentially a bond hearing in Florida State Court for a charge that is non-bondable. Before we explain what...
Breaking Down Bonds
Before we continue our conversation regarding bonds that we started last month, it is crucial to understand what they are for and why they exist. After getting charged with a crime, you will not go to trial immediately. During this time, you may be able to stay out of...
How Do Bonds Work?
If someone you love has been charged with a crime, it is essential to understand that it may take months or years for the case to resolve. During that time, they may be eligible to stay out of jail. After they have been charged and detained, the defendant’s attorney...
- Bond & Pretrial Detention Hearings
- Drug Trafficking / Marijuana Growhouses
- Firearms/Weapons Cases
- Health Care Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Internet Sex Crimes / Pornography
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Pre-Indictment Investigations
- RDAP Appeals
- Securities Fraud
- Subpoena Responses
- Tax Evasion/Tax Fraud
- Treaty Transfer
- Wire Fraud
- White Collar Crimes
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