Category Archives: Federal Defense

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Why the Texas Criminal Court Rejected a Woman’s Death Row Appeal

Federal Court

Texas’ highest criminal court, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, upheld the ruling of a lower court in early February. The court rejected the appeal of a condemned British woman who was convicted of organizing the murder of a neighbor, so she could kidnap the woman’s baby. The convicted woman, Linda Carty, argued that the prosecutors had compelled witnesses and hid information that could have affected the outcome of her trial. Here are more details…
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What Are Defenses Against Federal Drug Crimes?

Drug Possession and Abuse

Recently, an East Texas man plead guilty to federal drug crimes after police discovered cash, a meth pipe, 12 ounces of methamphetamine, marijuana and other drugs in his vehicle. After searching his home, police also found more drug paraphernalia and a firearm. As a result, he is facing a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Enforcement of Federal Drug Crimes and the Penalties Examples of federal drug…
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What Elevates a Drug Charge to Federal Court?

When is a drug crime a federal crime? It’s an important distinction. Federal drug crimes often lead to harsher sentences and penalties for those convicted, so it’s important to know what can turn a drug crime into a federal crime. The first and perhaps the simplest way to land a federal drug crime charge is to be arrested by a federal officer. Oftentimes (especially in minor drug crimes like possession), people caught in drug crimes…
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