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Fighting Florida Public Corruption Charges

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

The term public corruption refers to any number of criminal acts committed by someone in a public office. These cases need to be handled with absolute professionalism and discretion. Any crime charged under public corruption is one that involves violating the public trust as well as that of individual citizens. Examples of public corruption… Read More »

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How to Choose a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

If you are under investigation, or you’ve been indicted already for a federal crime, you definitely need a lawyer. However, you don’t want to hire just any attorney, you need the right one. Making this decision can be stressful, but given what’s at stake, it’s not a decision to take lightly. While there are… Read More »

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What if the Florida Police Don’t Read Me My Rights?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Almost everyone has seen a television crime show where the suspect is arrested, and he is immediately read his rights. It always starts with, “You have the right to remain silent.” Collectively, these rights are known as Miranda Rights, or a Miranda Warning. There is often an assumption that if someone is not read… Read More »

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Are There Legal Consequences to Waiving Extradition?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

The term extradition refers to removing someone to a different location because that particular country or state has legal jurisdiction over whatever criminal matter is being pursued. The defendant is in a different place than where the arrest warrant was issued and where charges are being or have been filed. In order to get… Read More »

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How Does a Grand Jury Hearing Work in Florida?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

If you are being brought before a grand jury, it means that you are facing federal criminal charges. This hearing involves grand jury members listening to testimony and evidence in order to decide on whether or not to hand down an indictment. An indictment is what starts a federal felony offense case. You may… Read More »

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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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Deputy Attorney General Sets the Stage for White Collar Crime Enforcement

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

On the last day of the American Bar Association’s National Institute on White Collar Crime, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein described some of the white collar crime priorities of the Department of Justice in the coming year. After highlighting recent prosecutions for Medicare and Medicaid fraud, military procurement fraud, and illegal offshore tax shelters,… Read More »

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Costs Increase for Health Care Fraud and Abuse Violations

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Recent congressional action will have serious ramifications on corporate and individual defendants who are or could be under investigation for violations of federal health care program fraud and abuse laws. Changes implemented by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 dramatically increased the penalties that can be imposed on those who violate federal health care… Read More »

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SCOTUS Decision On Plea Agreements: Less Wiggle Room Than Before

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Defendants in federal criminal cases, particularly white collar cases where the laws can be ambiguous (think insider trading, honest services, etc.) face a difficult decision as to whether they should plead guilty or take their case to trial. Statistics show that defendants typically take a plea (over 90% of federal cases), the remainder take… Read More »

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