Recent Practice Points

Farm Bill Offers Hope for Marijuana Offenders

By Sheena Foye and James R. Wyrsch– January 22, 2020 | How practitioners can use the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which legalizes the production, possession, and sale of hemp federally, to help clients facing federal marijuana charges stemming from dog-sniff searches.

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The Ongoing Debate over Access to Encrypted Technology for Law-Enforcement Purposes

By Eileen H. Rumfelt – January 10, 2020 | Technology companies face a difficult tension between satisfying the privacy concerns of consumers and meeting government demands for access to encrypted devices and messaging.

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Federal Criminal Tax Charges and DOJ Tax Division Conference Requests

By Caroline Rule – December 5, 2019 | Always request a DOJ Tax Division conference as soon as it appears that your client may face federal criminal tax charges.

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From Indictment to Forfeiture: What's Yours Is (Now) Mine

By Jin-Ho King – December 5, 2019 | A primer on criminal forfeiture and some of the traps along the way.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Cyber-Crimes and Practical Tips for Attorneys to Interpret Geek Speak

Sean Renshaw and Greg Naviloff provide insight for attorneys on commonly asked questions with respect to forensic cyber-crime investigation response. (19:48 min.)

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Preparing for Sentencing from the Beginning

Guilt or innocence is often only half the battle; sentencing frequently follows. This program provides guidance to young attorneys on how—and when—to prepare for a sentencing hearing. (7:11 min.)

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Criminal Litigation

Learn how to get involved with the Criminal Litigation Committee and maximize your Section membership!