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Can a"proper" warrant still lead to an illegal search?

As with many videos that go viral showing police officers disregarding citizens’ civil rights, the video involving a Salt Lake City police detective and an emergency room nurse is quite disturbing. The officer demands that the nurse draw blood from an unconscious suspect under the auspice of implied consent, but the nurse, acting consistent with state law, refuses.

Legal representation necessary with federal drug crimes

Drug crimes are some of the most fiercely pursued and punished in the country. There are both state and federal laws that ban the use of illicit drugs, and the consequences associated with these charges can ruin people's lives. Even if they are able to get out of jail at some point in the future, they are often left devoid of options to recover from their crime because their criminal history reduces their chances to find suitable living or a job.

DOJ, HHS announce massive health care fraud crackdown

Given all of the recent discussion over the last week about the latest version of the healthcare bill, it's possible that many people overlooked a joint announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price concerning a national health care fraud crackdown.

Back the Blue Act reintroduced on Capitol Hill

Last week, our blog discussed how Attorney General Jeff Session's recent order directing all 94 U.S. Attorneys to start charging and pursuing the most "serious" offenses, meaning those carrying "the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences," was already creating considerable controversy.

Is it really a federal offense to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft?

We're officially entering graduation season for high schools, colleges and universities throughout the Chicagoland area, across Illinois and around the nation. While this is a time to reflect on the past, contemplate the future and celebrate accomplishments, it's also a time to blow off some steam.

AG Sessions vows DOJ will continue white collar crime crackdown

It's now been over 100 days since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. While there is currently considerable debate in the press as to newly installed administration's accomplishments over this timeframe, there has never been any debate as to some of the strategies and stances it planned to pursue upon taking command of the White House.

How the federal government diagnoses Medicare fraud - II

Last week, we discussed just how shocking it can be for medical professionals, who have spent so much time pursuing their education, advancing their careers and building a reputation, to discover that they are under investigation or facing federal charges for some manner of Medicaid fraud or abuse.

Don't underestimate the gravity of wire fraud charges - II

Last time, our blog began discussing how federal prosecutors frequently pursue wire fraud charges when they aren't confident in their odds of securing a conviction in a case alleging a more serious white collar crime owing to the fact that they're easier to prove and severely punished. In other words, the Department of Justice views it as a sort of catchall crime.

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