• Immigration Code’s Definition of “Aggravated Felony” Is Vague!

    Most lawyers defending illegal reentry cases are frustrated with the limited issues those cases present for litigation. Let it be known that Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015) has opened up a Pandora’s box of issues that can be exploited. The Seventh Circuit’s recent decision is illustrative. Raul Vivas-Ceja pled guilty to […]

  • What to Expect if You Are Arrested for a Violent Crime

    Any arrest may involve a unique set of circumstances. However, defendants can generally expect certain steps to follow an arrest for a violent crime, including being booked at the precinct. If you’re arrested for allegedly violating criminal law , your criminal justice lawyer serving Columbus will help you navigate the legal justice system and build […]

  • Defending Yourself Against Mortgage Fraud Charges

    Criminal charges such as mortgage fraud allegations should not be taken lightly. If you’ve been charged with fraud, you could be facing substantial fines, restitution payments, and a prison term ranging from a few years in state prison to a few decades in federal prison. Your first step in defending yourself is to contact federal […]

  • Understanding Federal Drug Charges & Sentencing Guidelines

    Understanding Federal Drug Laws and Sentencing Guidelines

    Drug offenses may be prosecuted in state or federal court, depending on the nature of the alleged offense. Defendants accused of drug crimes are often confused about why they are facing charges in federal court, rather than state court. Your best source of information about your case is your criminal defense attorney serving Columbus. Since […]

  • IMPACT OF MILITARY SERVICE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT

    In 2011–12, an estimated 181,500 veterans (8% of all inmates in state and federal prison and local jails) were incarcerated. This represented a decline from the 206,500 incarcerated veterans (9% of the total incarcerated population) in 2004. While the number of veterans in prison and jail increased along with growth in the overall number of […]

  • FBI LAB SCREWS UP ANOTHER CASE–MAN WRONGLY IMPRISONED FOR 28 YEARS!

    Santae A. Tribble, of the District of Columbia, needlessly spent 28 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. An FBI scientist testified at Tribble’s trial that the hair from the stocking mask worn by the killer, but left at the crime scene, matched Tribble’s “in all microscopic characteristics.” In closing arguments, the federal […]

  • EVEN THE CLERGY GETS A BOP NUMBER!

    Alright, our world is going to hell in a handbasket. A beloved Catholic priest in Troy, Michigan was scorned when allegations came forth that he embezzled money from church coffers over the span of 8 years. Rev. Edward A. Belczak, 70, diverted $572,775 collected by the church, most of which he kept in a secret […]