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Open Pleas in Federal Court

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

When someone is accused of a crime, they may wind up sitting in jail for a while, pending trial. The more serious the offense, the more likely bail will be high enough that the person cannot reasonably afford to post bond and secure their release. This creates tons of anxiety and dread for most… Read More »

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Three Classic Examples of Miranda Rights Violations

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Perhaps one of the most commonly misunderstood areas of criminal law, Miranda Rights are typically read or recited to a suspect upon arrest, or shortly thereafter, advising the individual of their Constitutional rights, as they apply to arrest. While the police get it right most of the time, it is not at all uncommon… Read More »

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Limitations on Drug Dog Evidence in Court

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Maybe you’ve seen it on TV or heard stories about people being arrested on drug charges, all because a drug dog alerted their person or vehicle. Maybe it was in an airport. Maybe a routine traffic stop. But what exactly can police use a drug dog for, and how accurate are drug dogs at… Read More »

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What to Expect the First Time You Are Arrested

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

For those who have never been arrested or charged with a crime before, the first time can be terrifying. It is an enormous emotional and psychological trauma to be physically detained and held in custody of the government. Research from the University of California at Irvine suggests that an arrest can carry more than… Read More »

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What to Tell a Loved One Who Has Been Arrested by Federal Agents

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Most of the time, experienced federal defense lawyers are first contacted by loved ones of a defendant, not the defendant themselves. There are a number of reasons for this. For one, it can be very difficult to make informed decisions when being held in federal custody. A defendant will likely have only limited access… Read More »

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Cannabis in Federal Court Today

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

By now, most people are well aware that cannabis has been legalized for medical use in many parts of the country, and indeed for personal recreational use in a number of states. Currently, Florida law still prohibits the use or possession of cannabis. However, things are changing quickly nationwide, as negative sentiments ease and… Read More »

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When does a sex crime become federal?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

If you’ve ever heard people talk about being charged with federal crimes, it may seem as though it is more or less severe depending on whether it is brought under state or federal law. While many times severity is a factor, this is not always what distinguishes a local state crime from something brought… Read More »

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Should You Ever Take a Proffer Deal?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

In certain situations, police and prosecutors may need information or even testimony from an accused offender. If that individual wishes to share what they know about a crime, they may be able to reduce their punishment by obtaining a better plea deal. However, these types of deals are not always a good idea and… Read More »

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The 5 Most Common Federal Crimes for Everyday Citizens

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

When most everyday folks think about federal crimes, they tend to think of the high-profile white-collar crimes, typically committed by wealthy and elite millionaires. But the truth is, the cast majority of people serving time in federal prisons are not there on high-profile cases. Instead, they are often ordinary citizens who got caught up… Read More »

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Federal Probation and Cannabis Crimes

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Most states in America are coming around to legalizing Cannabis. Even in states where it remains illegal, local law enforcement are generally less than eager to arrest people for small quantities of marijuana. However, under federal law, the possession, use, growing and sale of Cannabis remains very much illegal. This can have wide implications,… Read More »

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