Federal Detention Hearings

Federal Detention Hearings

What are they and what to expect at Federal Detention Hearing After an arrest has been made and charges have been brought before a federal court, getting released from custody is the next important priority for the defendant. Continued detention can harm the progress of the defendant’s case. It can…

What Happens When You are Accused of a Federal Crime?

If you have been accused of a federal crime, it is normal to feel like the world is crashing down on you. However, beating yourself up won’t solve a thing. A good way to approach this situation is to become familiar with what is to come and how to handle…

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…

Federal Gun Laws and Prohibited Persons

Federal Firearm Laws & Prohibited Persons from Possession of Firearms Federal laws placed restrictions on gun possession for many people in our country. The Second Amendment to the Constitution provides the “Right to Bear Arms”; however, that right is not absolute. Meaning, your right to bear arms under federal law…

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…