Legal Blog: federal crimes

Statement Regarding June 7 Order in Eastman v. Thompson, et al.

The Court upheld Dr. Eastman’s claims of privilege over 440 of the 599 documents at issue.  The Court also upheld in part Dr. Eastman’s argument that certain of the materials sought by the January 6th committee were protected by the First Amendment.  The decision represents the first time a federal court has held that the January 6th committee’s activities infringe

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Frequently Asked Questions: Business Email Compromise Schemes

What is a Business Email Compromise Scheme? Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes vary in their details and mechanics, but the gist of the scheme is that it is conducted by sending email targeting individuals or employees of companies, usually with the goal of fraudulently inducing the target to make a transfer of funds to an account or accounts controlled by

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Target Letters – What to Do If You Receive One

This video discusses target letters in federal criminal investigations. Here we offer a basic overview of target letters: what they are, and what to do and not to do if you receive a target letter. Read more about Target Letters From Federal Law Enforcement.

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3 Ways Federal Criminal Cases Are Unique

This video discusses 3 ways ways federal criminal cases are different from other cases. While there are many similarities between criminal cases in federal and state court (such as the fact that the United States Constitution governs both types of cases), there are also important differences between federal and state criminal cases. Failure to account for these differences is fatal

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Should I Talk to Law Enforcement Agents?

This video discusses what you should do if a federal agent contacts you, if that means that you are in trouble, the risks of talking to federal agents, and whether an attorney can help. Learn more by reading The FBI Wants To Interview Me, What Should I do?: A Simple Question With a Complex Answer.

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