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Title IX Defense for College Students

Colleges and universities aggressively pursue Title IX charges against students, and the stakes are extremely high. Many students and parents fail to recognize the short-term and long-term stakes involved. Thus, they do not take the necessary steps and precautions to obtain the most favorable outcome when accused of Title IX sexual misconduct. However, students and …

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FBI Search Warrants: Too Much Power, Zero Accountability | Kenney Legal Defense

According to the Department of Justice website, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a national security and law enforcement agency. This agency collects, uses, and shares intelligence. Charles Bonaparte, the U.S. attorney in 1908, ordered newly hired federal investigators to report to the Chief Examiner. Later on, the office of the Chief Examiner was …

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California Good Samaritan Law: Why It’s Important

The Good Samaritan law has been around in California since 2007. It was enacted to encourage people to help others in danger and prevent fear of legal consequences. The California statute protects rescuers in medical and non-medical emergencies. The Good Samaritan law states that if a person renders medical or non-medical help to a person …

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The Importance of Character Letters for Court

Character letters in a criminal case are a must. Having a criminal lawyer who thinks through an effective sentencing strategy could make a big difference in any criminal case. Part of the strategy includes character letters for the court. These provide the defendant an opportunity to show their good morals. It is often written by …

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Remain Silent

You Have the Right to Remain Silent … Use It!

In the United States, we are granted the right to remain silent when arrested or questioned by law enforcement. This is a fundamental right that helps protect our privacy and ensure that we are not coerced into giving information that may incriminate us. However, many people do not exercise this right, often because they do …

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Youth Targeted Specifically by Drug Trafficking Organizations to Smuggle Hard Drugs Across the Border

Drug cartels target teenagers and young adults, usually between the ages of 18 and 25, in Mexico to carry large quantities of drugs over the border into California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The act of transporting these drugs is a federal crime. If caught in the U.S., they receive a felony drug trafficking charge …

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Specialized Experience Matters When Hiring a Federal Criminal Lawyer

Many individuals facing federal criminal charges find out about their situation in one of two different ways. They may receive a copy of an indictment via certified mail asking them to appear in federal court. Or, in situations where a suspect is perceived to be a flight risk, law enforcement may instead knock on their …

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Understanding Grand Jury Proceedings

What Are Grand Jury Proceedings? According to Bouvier Law Dictionary a grand jury is a large jury that consists of 16 to 23 people, which investigates crimes and indicts defendants in felony cases. The grand jury consists of individuals within your community who are gathered to examine the evidence to determine whether the evidence suggests …

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Federal Crime Attorney

Tips For Handling Federal Investigations

  In recent years, federal investigations have been targeted at industries and corporations that were once off-limits to US law enforcement agencies. These investigations can take a toll on the people involved if they are not handled correctly. In this article, we explore what you should do when you find yourself the subject of a …

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Answering Social Media Ads Can Lead to Federal Drug Smuggling

There is an unprecedented number of people who are falling for fake ads to “make money as a driver” and unknowingly engaging in federal drug smuggling across the U.S. – Mexico border.  These ads are predominantly seen on Facebook and Snapchat.  Remember, if the money seems too good to be true, it is!!  Those who …

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