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SCOTUS Limits Reach of Habeas Corpus for Federal Prisoners

Posted by Ann Fitz | Jun 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Thursday morning, a 6 to 3 divided Supreme Court issued a significant decision in Jones v. Hendrix, No. 21-857 (June 22, 2023), limiting the availability of habeas corpus relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 for federal prisoners.  Justice Thomas wrote the majority opinion, joined by Chief Justice Rober...

The Crucial Role of a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Ann Fitz | Jun 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on federal criminal defense! When facing charges at the federal level, it is essential to have a skilled and experienced attorney by your side. As a federal criminal defense attorney, I am here to shed light on the intricate workings of the legal system, explain...

What to Expect in a Federal Criminal Case

Posted by Ann Fitz | May 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Being charged with a federal crime can be an intimidating experience. But understanding the process and what you can expect from your case can help you feel more prepared and empowered. This blog post will provide an overview of the federal criminal justice system, explaining the different stages...

Understanding Federal Fraud Charges

Posted by Ann Fitz | May 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

Being charged with federal fraud is an intimidating experience. It's important to have an understanding of the various types of fraud that can be committed at a federal level, the purpose of these laws, and how they are enforced. In this blog post, we'll explore the different types of federal fra...

What is White Collar Crime?

Posted by Ann Fitz | May 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

The term “white collar crime” is often used to describe a range of criminal activities that involve deception for financial gain. White collar crimes are typically committed by individuals or businesses in the course of their professional activities and involve a breach of trust. They are often d...

Filing for a Certificate of Appealability in Federal Court

Posted by Ann Fitz | May 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you have been filed a habeas corpus petition in federal court and intend to appeal the dismissal, you will need to file a certificate of appealability (COA). This document is necessary in order to ensure that your case will be heard by the US Court of Appeals. A COA is a formal request to the ...

Understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Posted by Ann Fitz | May 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you are facing federal criminal charges, understanding the federal sentencing guidelines is essential. The sentencing guidelines help determine both the range of punishments and the level of severity that a judge can impose when convicting a defendant. In this blog post, we will explore how fe...

What You Need to Know About Federal Health Care Fraud Charges

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Health care fraud is a serious and rampant offense in the Southern District of Florida. If you are charged with federal health care fraud, it's important that you understand the charges and penalties associated with this crime. In this blog post, we will discuss what constitutes health care fraud...

What to Expect When Going to Trial for a Federal Crime

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you have been accused of a federal crime, you may be wondering what the trial process looks like. There are some differences between trying a federal case and trying a case in state court, so it's important to understand the process before you enter the courtroom. In this blog post, we'll expl...

What To Know When Talking to Federal Agents

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you are the subject of a federal criminal investigation, you may be asked to voluntary agree to talking to federal agents. It is important to remember that these conversations are voluntary and anything you say during these conversations can and will be used against you in court. This means th...

What You Need to Know about Federal Search Warrants

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Federal search warrants are one of the most powerful tools that law enforcement has at their disposal. They enable the FBI and DEA to conduct searches on private property without having to go through the approval process or meet certain criteria. But what do federal search warrants entail, and ho...

SSA warns that social security fraud is on the Rise

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Social Security benefits increased by 8.7% in 2023, the largest cost of living adjustment in 40 years.  The Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), said yesterday that the record increase has led to a surge in social security fraud. What is Social Security Fraud? S...

Understanding Federal Sentencing Laws

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you have been charged with a federal crime, understanding the federal sentencing laws is essential. Sentencing laws are designed to punish and deter criminal behavior, and there are several important factors that determine the severity of your sentence if you are convicted of a federal crime. ...

What you Need to Know About Federal Wire Fraud

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you are facing criminal charges for federal wire fraud, then you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure about what to do. It is important to understand the legal implications of a federal wire fraud charge so that you can make the best decisions for your case. In this blog post, we will explore...

The Basics of Filing a 2254 Habeas Corpus in Federal Court

Posted by Ann Fitz | Apr 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

Have you been convicted of a state crime and are considering appealing your case in federal court? If so, you may have heard about habeas corpus petitions. Specifically, the most commonly used form is a 2254 habeas corpus petition, which allows defendants to challenge the constitutionality of the...

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