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I got a notice recently that in a few weeks will be the 35th anniversary of the day I was sworn into the Bar as a lawyer. Also, I decided to look back at the history of this little blog, and discovered that soon after my 35th Bar anniversary we will pass the 10th anniversary of this “weblog” (which is how these little publications were originally known). Like all milestone anniversaries, these two caused a bit of reflection, something kind of rare for a busy practicing lawyer. ...

https://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/2017/05/anniversaries.html

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We represent lots of people convicted of federal white collar crimes, and in many of these cases, our clients have defrauded or caused losses to individual or institutional victims. We always try to have our client pay back to any victim as early as possible, if the client was truly responsible for the victim’s loss. Repayment is not only the right thing, it also helps us in trying to get the best possible sentence. ...
https://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/2016/10/can-client-pay-victims-judge-puts-jail-appellate-court-reverses-sentence-judge-jails-defendant-unable-pay.html

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Whether here in Atlanta or other places, Carl and I represent a lot of folks who eventually face a sentencing hearing at the end of a federal criminal case. Anyone whose spare time has brought them here knows that we chat about federal sentencing a lot, whether to analyze or to criticize how it is applied. But whether we are analysts or critics, we always recognize that the topic remains one of the hottest subjects in the United States Supreme Court. Yet another case this term, Beckles v. US, exemplifies this point. ...
https://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/2016/11/federal-criminal-sentences-still-hot-topic-supreme-court.html

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We got all federal criminal charges dismissed recently for two clients, here's a post with some thoughts:http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/2017/03/federal-criminal-cases-dismissed-thoughts.html

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today's post talking about an upcoming Supreme Court case involving the Brady rule, which says that a prosecutor violates the Constitution if he or she knows about and withholds exculpatory evidence that tends to show the Defendant did not "do it"http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/2017/02/brady-rule-fox-guards-henhouse.html

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today's blog post about whether our clients can still challenge the laws used against them even after pleading guilty:http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/2017/02/pleading-guilty-single-biggest-decision.html

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We always get asked about the difference between a regular guilty plea and a "nolo" plea, here's today's post discussing a recent 11th Circuit case where this was the main issue on appeal.

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The importance for lawyers to object during trial: today's post on how a good issue ran headlong into this problem.http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/2016/11/lawyers-federal-criminal-cases-importance-objecting.html
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