Federal Criminal Defense

Justice in America – Who is Alice Johnson?

Justice in America – Who is Alice Johnson?

Here’s a sentence you probably never expected to read: Donald Trump did the right thing by rejecting – at least...

Can You be Charged with a Federal Crime that You Have Already Been Sentenced for in State Court?

Can You be Charged with a Federal Crime that You Have Already Been Sentenced for in State Court?

Brittany Drexel disappeared in Myrtle Beach in 2009, and investigators believe that she was kidnapped, trafficked for sex, and then...

License to Steal

License to Steal

South Carolina’s law enforcement has been addicted to forfeiture money for some time, and cooperation with federal agencies has only...

Integrity and Mandatory Minimums

Integrity and Mandatory Minimums

Judges are generally prohibited by ethics rules from commenting publicly on cases that they preside over. In Nashville, Tn., we...

Trump and the Supreme Court

Trump and the Supreme Court

Plenty of people are talking about what Trump’s election will mean for the United States Supreme Court – for example,...

DOJ and FBI will review thousands of convictions for flawed forensic evidence

DOJ and FBI will review thousands of convictions for flawed forensic evidence

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Justice Department and FBI will review thousands of cases to determine whether...

U.S. v. Sowards – visual estimate of speed does not  justify traffic stop

U.S. v. Sowards – visual estimate of speed does not justify traffic stop

In U.S. v. Soward, decided yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a deputy’s bullshit claims that he...

D.C. defense lawyer convicted of fabricating evidence

D.C. defense lawyer convicted of fabricating evidence

D.C. criminal defense lawyer Charles Daum was convicted at a bench trial on Friday of charges related to manufacturing evidence...

Commission on Indigent Defense runs out of money again

Commission on Indigent Defense runs out of money again

It sounds like a temporary issue through July, but the excess funds for the next month will have to come...

Crash the system

Crash the system

“The system of mass incarceration depends almost entirely on the cooperation of those it seeks to control.” A NY Times...