Substance Abuse in Jails and Prisons

Substance Abuse in Jails and Prisons

A substantial portion of the US prison population is strongly connected to drug-related offenses. While the exact rates of inmates with substance use disorders (SUDs) is difficult to measure, some research shows that an estimated 65% percent of the United States...
Understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines is a strict and onerous standard birthed during the law and order 1980s, designed to take decision making away from the liberal judges deemed too soft on crime.  Before then it was mostly up to each individual judge to decide how...
What You Need to Know Before Filing an Appeal

What You Need to Know Before Filing an Appeal

1. A Federal Criminal Appeal Is Not a Retrial or Rehearing of the Evidence. Let’s start with the most common misperception about federal criminal appeals: that an appeal is a chance to re-open the facts developed at trial. It is not. An appeal and a trial have...
Guilty Till Proven Innocent on Youtube

Guilty Till Proven Innocent on Youtube

I’ve received a lot of emails regarding my book Guilty Till Proven Innocent: A Shocking Inside View Into America’s Failing Justice System, so I decided to create a Youtube Series. Please go to my Youtube Channel to see the entire collection. It’s a...
The Skinny on International Treaty Transfers

The Skinny on International Treaty Transfers

The US is party to several treaties, enabling transfer of your conviction to another country which apply even if you’re a dual national of the United States as well.  During the course of making several attempts, I may have accidentally become one of the...