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What to Do if You Are Charged with Health Care Fraud in Florida?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Health care fraud is a growing problem around the country. As such, the government is reserving additional resources to investigate and charge people for it. When someone is charged with health care fraud, it means they filed a health care claim under false pretenses in order to gain a benefit or make a profit…. Read More »

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Possible Defenses to Identity Theft Charges

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Identity theft is on the rise across the country. For that reason, authorities take arrests involving identity theft very seriously now. However, like all crimes, you are innocent until proven guilty. In some cases, there are no witnesses, which can make it harder for the prosecution to get a conviction. If you have been… Read More »

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What Makes a Florida Drug Crime a Federal Offense?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

While many drug crimes are charged at the state level, some are also charged at the federal level. This can result in even bigger fines and longer prison sentences. Possession and intent to distribute might be prosecuted at the state level, unless you cross state lines. There are other factors that influence whether a… Read More »

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What are the Differences Between Florida State and Federal Drug Charges?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Given Florida’s location, it’s not surprising that the government has devoted a lot of financial resources and manpower to fight illegal drugs that are being imported, distributed, and trafficked here. Many government agencies, including the FBI and DEA, may spend months or years investigating various criminal activities, including those related to illegal drug activity…. Read More »

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Common Types of Interstate Crimes

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

There are numerous types of crimes that can be charged as a federal offense. One of these categories involves interstate crimes. When a crime crosses state lines, it becomes a federal matter for prosecution. Federal cases are quite different than state ones, which is why you need a skilled attorney who is qualified to… Read More »

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How Federal Criminal Appeals Work in Florida

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

If you or a loved one were convicted of a federal offense in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, you may have the legal right to file an appeal. Appeals are handled in Atlanta, at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. This court covers appeals for federal cases decided… Read More »

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Are All White Collar Crimes in Florida Prosecuted as Federal Offenses in Florida?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

In theory, white collar crimes can occur at the state level, but most are prosecuted as federal offenses. The federal government has various agencies who investigate the crimes that fall under the category of “white-collar crimes.” Since the federal agencies are the ones investigating them, they are usually prosecuted in a federal court. If… Read More »

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‘Angst, anger and disappointment’: Roger Stone intervention stokes uncertainty across federal justice system

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/02/19/dojs-reversal-roger-stone-sentencing-worries-prosecutors-judges/4805363002/

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Bruce’s observations on some of the most recent, disgraceful conduct of Trump and Barr, and of the heroism of some of our career public servants in reaction to that conduct, from the perspective of one who served as a DOJ prosecutor for eleven years during the Reagan, Bush (41) and Clinton administrations.

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

For whatever it may be worth, here are some observations on some of the most recent, disgraceful conduct of Trump and Barr, and of the heroism of some of our career public servants in reaction to that conduct, from the perspective of one who served as a DOJ prosecutor for eleven years during the… Read More »

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Federal criminal justice reform is now law: What comes next?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in the 1932 New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann decision stated that state governments “may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” Perhaps Justice Brandeis stated more than he knew at the… Read More »

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