Monthly Archives: September 2020
Does postponing federal jury trials due to COVID-19 violate the Sixth Amendment?
Unfortunately, there is no clear answer. On August 11, 2020, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued an order postponing federal jury trials until 2021. The COVID-19 crisis has upended many aspects of our lives, and has affected the lives of criminal defendants in particular. Especially for defendants held in… Read More »
Identity Theft Charges In Unemployment Fraud Cases
As we discussed recently, the federal government has brought fraud charges against individuals seeking relief money for businesses in a fraudulent way. We mentioned fraudulent unemployment claims were on the rise as well. Another thing you should know about unemployment fraud is that, like many criminal offenses, it can result in a variety of… Read More »
Bruce Udolf Quoted In USA TODAY – Trump’s Unrestrained Full Partner? Attorney General William Barr Echoes President in Slamming DOJ
Analysis: The attorney general’s attacks sparked backlash from prosecutors, threatening to further tear at the core of the Department of Justice Kevin Johnson Kristine Phillips USA TODAY For much of his presidency, Donald Trump has cast the Justice Department as the enemy within. He has regularly called out federal prosecutors and FBI agents as… Read More »
What Makes a Florida Crime a Federal Offense?
In many criminal cases, when you are arrested and charged with a crime, your case is heard in a Florida state court. What this means is the law that you are accused of breaking is one that is listed under Florida’s statutes and regulations. Every state has its own laws, many of which may… Read More »
What Should You Do if You’re Under Federal Investigation?
In most federal cases, there will be an extensive federal investigation before you are arrested or indicted. The criminal investigation is typically the first stage of a federal case. Initial reports that tip the government off to a crime could come from a victim, a witness, or someone else. When the federal government launches… Read More »