Federal Sentencing Guidelines Issues

The federal sentencing guidelines intend to alleviate sentencing disparities. In reality, they are often misused to pass extreme sentences on individuals whose crimes may not justify a long prison term. While they are technically “guidelines” some judges treat them as hard and fast rules and that can work against you, especially with drug offenses. Fortunately,…


The importance of remaining silent

It’s human nature to want to defend yourself. Most people can’t resist trying to explain their conduct to police when confronted with questioning. The urge to confess or the need to talk your way out of trouble is irresistible. The police know this and take advantage of it every day. What a person does when they…


Non-Nevada Resident Bench Warrants

If you have been arrested in the Las Vegas area you will face several legal obligations related to your arrest. If you fail to appear in court on your scheduled return data, you will have a bench warrant issued for your arrest. Sometimes bench warrants are referred to as a “capias” in certain jurisdictions. Bench…


Could Facebook Land You in Criminal Court?

The rise of social media websites such as Facebook has made keeping in touch and letting people know what’s happening in your life easier than ever. However, posting this information could have some unintended consequences; incriminating information posted to social media is legally admissible in court. Police are increasingly turning to social media to find incriminating…


A Realistic Way to Reduce A Sentence RDAP

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s popular Residential Drug Abuse Program has become one of only two realistic ways through which an inmate can reduce a sentence—the other being a Rule 35 motion. It is a successful program. The TRIAD Drug Treatment Evaluation Project found that RDAP participants are significantly less likely to recidivate, relapse to…