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Seeking a Post-Conviction Attorney for Your Federal Appeal

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Let’s review why seeking a post-conviction attorney for your appeal is so important. If you are convicted of a federal crime, it is not necessarily the end of the road. The United States justice system gives defendants the right to appeal their convictions. If the appeal is successful, it offers a...

What is a Daubert Motion?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you're charged with a crime and federal prosecutors intend to bring in expert witnesses to testify against you, your federal criminal defense attorney may file a Daubert motion to keep potentially substandard testimony from being presented to the jury. Named after the landmark...

What Federal Crimes Qualify for Capital Punishment?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

The death penalty, commonly called capital punishment, represents the highest form of punishment within the United States legal system. Simply put, “capital punishment” is a legal punishment under the criminal justice system of the United States federal government. It is a sentence...

What is a Motion in Limine?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Aug 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

In this article, we will review a motion in limine. Specifically, what it is and when it is appropriate to file one. They are used at state and federal levels and often at pre-trial hearings or trials. A motion in limine is asking that certain evidence be found inadmissible and that it not be...

The Federal Prison Library

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jul 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

All Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities have leisure and law libraries, but the scope and quality typically vary. Both are generally within the Education Department at each facility and accessible to all incarcerated general population inmates. There is no cost to use the libraries except...

The International Prisoner Transfer Program (IPTP)

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jul 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Suppose you are a foreign national serving a prison sentence in the U.S., either state or federal prison, or an American citizen serving time in a foreign prison. In that case, you may be eligible for a prison transfer under the International Prisoner Transfer Program (IPTP). Sometimes also...

What to Do If Federal Agents Raid Your Home

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jul 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

The prospect of federal agents knocking on your door can be an incredibly daunting and anxiety-inducing experience. The confusion and stress accompanying such a scenario could easily lead one to make mistakes that exacerbate the situation. Knowing your rights in this situation...

The Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA)

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

As part of the war on drugs, the United States in the 1980s enacted a set of laws that greatly expanded its jurisdiction into the high seas in an attempt to curb drug manufacturing and trafficking aboard vessels. These laws are contained in the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA...

Fictitious Name or Address - 18 U.S. Code § 1342

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Apr 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Not only is it a federal crime to use the United States Mail or a private or commercial carrier to carry out a fraudulent scheme defined under Title 18 U.S.C. 1341, but if you utilize a fictitious name or address for the purpose of carrying out such a scheme, you could also be...

Bulk Cash Smuggling - 31 U.S. Code § 5332

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Mar 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

Federal law requires that transactions involving sizable amounts of cash, typically more than $10,000, must be reported to the government. This reporting requirement includes the physical moving of money into or out of the United States. If you attempt to bypass this...

What is a Suspicious Activity Report?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Let’s review suspicious activity reports (SARs), the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), common triggers, and what you need to know about them. Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) are an essential tool under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) for combatting...

What Are the Statute of Limitations on Federal Crimes?

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jan 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Constitution guarantees U.S. citizens the right to a “speedy trial” when accused of a crime. This right exists for two reasons. First, since evidence and memory of events tend to fade over time, it is the best way to ensure that a trial is fair. Second, it prevents the government...

Sale or Receipt of Stolen Vehicles - 18 U.S. Code § 2313

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Nov 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

While every state has laws that make vehicle theft a crime, it becomes the federal government's jurisdiction when stolen vehicles cross a state or international boundary. If you're accused of selling or receiving a stolen vehicle across those boundaries while knowing it was stolen, you could face severe...

Breaking or Entering Carrier Facilities - 18 U.S.C. § 2117

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Nov 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Our transportation systems and facilities, otherwise known as "carrier facilities,” are critical to interstate and foreign commerce in the United States. Therefore, the federal government has enacted laws to protect these systems and facilities from vandalism, theft, and other crimes. In particular, Title...

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