Penalties For Possession And Trading In Child Pornography – Federal Law

  Federal Law – Five Year Mandatory Prison For Possession And Trading Child Pornography – Not Including Penalty Enhancements Which Can Drive Sentencing Terms To Life In Prison – State Laws Differ Widely Under 2017 Federal Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines, possession and trading child pornography with others carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of five years. Penalty enhancements, Read more…

Federal U.S. Prisons By State

FEDERAL U.S. PRISONS BY STATE INCLUDING WEBSITES  FACTS & STATISTICS ON FEDERAL PRISONS- 2015 There were 210,567 prisoners incarcerated  in Federal Prisons in 2015. A large majority of prisoners in the federal prison population are male (93.3%). Equal proportions of prisoners in the federal prison population are Black (34.5%) or Hispanic (35.2%), followed by White (26.9%), and Other Races Read more…

Federal Crimes And Process

Federal Law And Procedure  Q  & A Learn what makes some criminal conduct a federal crime offense rather than a state offense. Then discover the many components to the federal crime system including federal prosecutors, federal crime judges and magistrates, federal crime attorneys and more… Types Of Federal Crimes Learn about the unique nature of federal Read more…

Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Verses State Criminal Defense Attorneys

There are many types of criminal defense lawyers. The vast majority spend most of their time in state superior courts defending clients in state criminal actions. Most of these attorneys have limited if any trial experience in federal court. If you are a target in a federal criminal investigation, it is to your advantage to Read more…

Types Of Federal Crimes Tried In District Courts

Federal Practice Is Different From State Court Practice The federal criminal system of justice is vastly different from state court systems where most criminal law is practiced. Federal law is a specialized field that covers a wide range of federal crimes. Federal courts have their own special Rules of Evidence and Procedure. Federal rules of evidence can be quite different from state Read more…

Federal Marshals Service Post Arrest

Arrested For A Federal Crime The United States marshal’s service has the responsibility to house persons arrested for a federal charge. Initially, the person arrested will probably be held for some hours by the arresting agency (DEA, FBI, INS, Customs, Border Patrol). After the arresting agency has processed the individual for arrest (and usually after Read more…

Federal Probation Officers

Federal probation officers work in either a supervision or investigation capacity. Supervising probation officers oversee and monitor convicted persons who are under court order to comply with probationary or supervised release terms. Investigation officers perform pre-sentencing background checks and interview defendants who have pled guilty or been convicted. The pre-sentence report is used by the Read more…