It is easy to think that individuals accused of white collar crimes are wealthy executives or members of the C-Suite. In fact, most white collar crimes are committed by regular individuals who give in to temptation, having access to more … Read more..
Who Hires Federal Defense Attorneys?
As of January 2019, according to data available from the Department of Justice, the kinds of cases that are most prosecuted are immigration crimes (at seventy-one percent), and drugs or drug-trafficking (at seven percent).
The First Step Act
At the end of 2018, President Trump signed into law the First Step Act, which is the largest criminal justice reformation act in a generation. It passed with huge bipartisan support. … Read more..
Fewer Criminal Trials due to Fear of Excessive Punishment
The National Associate for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) released a report last year which discovered that less than three percent of federal criminal cases are resolved through trial across the country.… Read more..
Decrease in White Collar Prosecutions
Despite the headlines that seem to focus on political misconduct and white collar crimes, federal statistics report that white collar criminal prosecutions are actually on the decline. This is an unusual trend in that federal prosecution levels overall remain historically … Read more..
Separate Sovereignty or Double Jeopardy?
One of the more interesting things about criminal law in the U.S. is the concept of dual sovereignty. That means that both state and federal law can apply to individuals at any one time. Both federal and state governments can … Read more..