Federal Judge Sanctions United States Department of Justice Lawyers for Lying and Deliberately Withholding Documents

By: Wallin & Klarich

If you thought that government lawyers do not lie in court to obtain convictions, you better think again. In a major terrorism prosecution a federal judge in Orange County imposed monetary sanctions against the FBI and prosecution lawyers for deliberately withholding material documents from the defense in violation of a court order. A US District …

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I Was Questioned by Federal Agents and may Have Said Some Incriminating Things; I Don’t Know if my Miranda Rights Were Violated

By: Wallin & Klarich

If you are ever contacted by Federal Agents as part of an investigation, the first thing you should do is remain silent and ask to contact a Federal Criminal Lawyer because the Federal criminal justice system is an overwhelming place to be. Even though you may have given incriminating statements to Federal Agents, there still …

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A Federal Agent has Searched Your Home and Seized Your Property. What’s next?

By: Wallin & Klarich

If you ever contacted by Federal Agents as part of a search and seizure of your person or property, the first thing you should do is contact a Federal Criminal Lawyer because the Federal criminal justice system is a frightening place to be and you have specific constitutional rights that must be protected The 4th …

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What to do if You are Subpoenaed by a Federal Court

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One can only hope to never be investigated or charged with a Federal crime. But if you receive a subpoena to testify before a Federal grand jury, the first thing you should do is contact a Federal Criminal Lawyer because the Federal criminal justice system is an intimidating place to be and you have know …

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District Court has Authority to Grant Immunity to a Defense Witness Without a Finding of Prosecutorial Misconduct

By: Wallin & Klarich

Brent Wilkes, head of a company called ADSC, lobbied California congressman Randall Cunningham to secure funding and support for ADSC. Mr. Wilkes provided Congressman Cunningham with expensive meals, a houseboat, lavish trips and mortgage payments. As a result, Mr. Wilkes received many government contracts that were worth millions of dollars through Congressman Cunningham’s earmarks.buy cytotec …

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Why Your Case May be Tried in Federal Court as Opposed to the State Court System

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In a previous blog, we explained some of the general differences between Federal Court and the California State Court system. Now we will expand on some of the ways a case may end up in Federal Court as opposed to the California State Court system: 1. As stated earlier, Federal Court deals with Federal Crimes. …

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Can Bail be Granted in a Federal Case?

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One can only hope to never be charged with a federal crime. But if you are arrested, the first thing you should do is contact a Southern California Federal Criminal Lawyer because the Federal criminal justice system is convoluted and often stringent in regard to bail and release. Pretrial release under the Federal Bail Reform …

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Hells Angel Indicted on Six Counts of Federal Crimes in Ventura

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Recently, it was reported that the former president of the Ventura County Chapter of the Hells Angels was arrested on federal charges stemming from an extortion plot and the firebombing of two competing tattoo shops back in 2007. George Christie Jr., 64, of Ventura, was one of four defendants arrested recently on charges of federal …

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I HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A FEDREAL CRIME…HOW WILL THE COURT DETERMINE MY SENTENCE IF I AM FOUND GUILTY?

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One can only hope to never be charged with a Federal crime. But if you are, Federal sentencing has become the most crucial stage of the criminal justice process. Sentencing consequences is a major consideration for decisions made earlier in the process, including: • the prosecutor’s selection of charges • the defendant’s decision whether/when to …

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