What Happens If I’m Arrested for Drugs on A Military Base?

Being arrested is a scary and confusing process; however, it is only amplified when it happens on federal territory, including arrest for drug charges on a military base. When you are arrested on a military base you will face federal charges, as the state the military base is located in…

Rule 11(c)(1)(C) Plea Agreements in Federal Criminal Prosecution

The law surrounding section 11(c)(1)(C) grants the Court and the government, US Attorney’s Office, to separately or jointly accept a plea of guilty on criminal charges, while reducing the potential penalty imposed.  Federal Criminal Sentencing Overview Federal criminal judges consider the United States Sentencing Commissions Guidelines as applied to the…

Pre-Trial Detention in Federal Criminal Prosecution

The procedures and standards governing pretrial detention in federal court were modified substantially in 1984 with the Bail Reform Act of 1984 (18 U.S.C. § 3142). The modification was made to give courts adequate authority to make pre-trial decisions that consider the dangers of an individual’s release in lieu of…

Federal Sentencing in Drug Trafficking Cases

STATUTES AND GUIDELINES FOR FEDERAL CRIMES What are Sentencing Guidelines for Federal Crimes? Federal sentencing guidelines provide a guide to federal judges and federal criminal defendants on the range of punishment the U.S. Probation Office deems appropriate for a given federal criminal defendant facing specific federal criminal charges on their…

Federal Firearm Charges and Defenses to Federal Gun Charges

Introduction Federal criminal firearm statutes are complex and the penalties for these federal crimes are serious. Federal law dictates that a variety of conduct can place anyone into a category of prohibited persons that cannot possess or even be around firearms under federal law. Our Fierce Advocates have assisted many…

Federal Drug Trafficking 101

What does Drug Trafficking Mean? Many people assume that federal drug trafficking is limited to scenes from movies or tv shows about the cartel or other drug enterprises; however, it is not that simple. In reality federal drug trafficking charges encompasses a much larger group of people charged with drug…