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February 2011

Many people are confused as to the use of an evidentiary hearing in a federal criminal case. An evidentiary hearing is a term used to describe a proceeding where evidence, such as witness or expert testimony and documentation is presented

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If you have been arrested and a criminal complaint has been filed then you are entitled to a Probable Cause Hearing. At this hearing, a U.S. federal magistrate judge will decide whether or not there is probable cause to demonstrate

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If you have been arrested or charged for a federal offense, you should know that you have a constitutional right to a speedy trial. The Speedy Trial Act of 1974 states that a trial must commence within 70 days from

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If you are under investigation by the United States Attorneys Office there may be some options for you to avoid prosecution. Although many prosecutors take a hard line approach, there is some hope for a guarantee of no prosecution in

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