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Why Florida Should Better Protect Inmates From COVID-19

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

A female prison inmate at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in South Florida died from COVID-19 on Monday at just 36 years of age. She had asked for “compassionate release” about a month earlier, citing long standing health conditions that could lead to severe complications if she were to catch COVID-19. She was a non-violent… Read More »

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Does postponing federal jury trials due to COVID-19 violate the Sixth Amendment?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

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 »

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Identity Theft Charges In Unemployment Fraud Cases

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

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 »

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What Makes a Florida Crime a Federal Offense?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

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 »

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What Should You Do if You’re Under Federal Investigation?

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

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 »

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6 Important Defenses to Consider in a Florida Federal Drug Case

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Fighting drug crimes is a top priority for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). With a multi-billion-dollar budget, they have thousands of agents and very high-tech equipment to help aid in their investigation of various drug crimes. This is in conjunction with the multi-billion-dollar budget of the U.S. Attorney’s Office who prosecutes federal drug crimes…. Read More »

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What to Know About Federal Firearms Charges

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

The U.S. Constitution allows you the right to “keep and bear arms,” however, this is not an absolute right to keep just any weapon and carry it in whatever manner you choose. Also, convicted felons cannot be in possession of a weapon. Firearms offenses are taken seriously, and you could be facing significant penalties,… Read More »

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Tips for Choosing the Right Florida Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

By Bruce L. Udolf, P.A. |

Choosing the right attorney for any type of case is crucial. However, it’s even more critical to make the right choice when you are facing federal criminal charges. Being charged with a federal crime is a very serious matter and requires an attorney with specific legal experience. You want a Fort Lauderdale federal criminal… Read More »

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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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