Can I Get Out of Jail While My Federal Criminal Appeal is Pending?
What do you have to show to win an ineffective assistance of counsel challenge to a federal criminal conviction?
How long does an appeal in a federal criminal case take?
What issues do people raise in a federal criminal appeal?
How do the federal sentencing guidelines work in federal fraud cases?
How do the federal sentencing guidelines work?
What's the process for imposing sentence in federal court?
How Does A Federal Judge Decide What Sentence To Impose In a Federal Criminal Case?
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Dorothy Woods turned her life around following a conviction on drug trafficking in 1997 — a conviction the Charlotte, NC mother of three says was the result of “a bad decision” she deeply regrets. However, in spite of having...more
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