What issues do people raise in a federal criminal appeal?
How Does Cooperating In A Federal Criminal Case Work?
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?
In Harmelin v. Michigan, the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear that there is no proportionality requirement for criminal sentences. Here are some important facts regarding this case...more
Last week's wins are below - and there are some great reads.
But today, let's congratulate Greg Poe for his work challenging sanctions imposed on a fine career AFPD in the Sixth Circuit....more
In a key sentencing decision handed down this year, the United States Supreme Court held that the Ex Post Facto Clause is violated when a defendant is sentenced under provisions of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines...more
Mandatory minimum sentences were introduced in North Carolina 20 years ago in an attempt to both standardize sentencing and to deter criminals from committing acts that would with certainty land them behind bars. By removing...more
A recent D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision narrows the ability of the government to revisit uncharged crimes against a person whose plea has been vacated due to a change in the law....more
It's a bit of a sleepy week in the circuits, but not too sleepy in the news....more
One of the things that I am often asked is how are fines and penalties calculated for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations? ...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit is currently considering a sentencing issue of great significance in cases in which a number of individuals work together to bring about a financial fraud. The question posed is...more
A recent decision from the Eleventh Circuit indicates that deterring future white collar crime is a substantial factor in shaping appellate court rulings relating to appropriate sentences for fraud, particularly when a...more
In This Issue:
Overview Of Insider Trading Law; 2012 Enforcement activity; Galleon Update; Expert Network Cases; What Does Cooperation Buy You?; Global Trading, Global Enforcement; Legislative Reform; 10b5-1 Plans: Not...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), describes how the federal sentencing guidelines work in fraud cases.
White-collar cases have received...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), describes how the federal sentencing guidelines function. The federal sentencing guidelines are one part of...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), describes how a federal judge decides what sentence a person who has been convicted of a federal crime should...more