Federal Criminal Defense

The Fourth Amendment lives

The Fourth Amendment lives

The Fourth Amendment has gotten its head above water for a gasp of fresh air with the United States Supreme...

Nothing to lose

Nothing to lose

In Knowles v. Mirzayance, decided yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Mirzayance’s claim of ineffective assistance of counsel where his...

4th Circuit – U.S. v. Dunphy

4th Circuit – U.S. v. Dunphy

In U.S. v. Dunphy, an opinion interpreting the recent sentencing guidelines amendment for crack cocaine, the Fourth Circuit Court of...

US v. Whorley – 4th Circuit

US v. Whorley – 4th Circuit

In U.S. v. Whorley, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a substantial upward variance to 240 months in a...