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  • Advice

    The latest posts for Advice are listed below.
    • A Word of Caution for International Travelers

      I recently had a client who was a 25+ year employee of a major airline. She was traveling back from Peru to New York, where she lives, but had to change planes in Atlanta. While going through a secondary inspection of her luggage, Customs agents discovered about 13 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside some handicrafts she had been asked to bring back. She was promptly arrested and taken to the ...
    • What to Look for When Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

      If you are unfortunate enough to be looking for a criminal defense lawyer, the decision as to who you hire is critical. Even a crime that typically would not result in a prison sentence could have enormous consequences for the rest of your life. Experience is obviously a paramount consideration. Law school simply does not prepare an attorney for the actual practice of law. Even someone who ...
    • Should I Speak to the Cops or Consent to a Search?

      So a police officer or federal agent shows up at your home or office and says that he or she wants to ask you some questions. They tell you that you're not in trouble but that they're investigating a situation and they want to see if you can shed some light on it. For a number of reasons, you're going to find it very difficult to not answer their questions. You're sure you didn't do anything wrong ...

    Drug Crimes

    The latest posts for Drug Crimes are listed below.
    • Not Guilty Verdict in Heroin Trafficking Case

      In May of last year, the Guatemalan Consulate in Atlanta called to tell me that they had referred a potential client to me. The case involved a Guatemalan “Food Courier” who had been charged with drug trafficking after 4 kilos of heroin were found hidden inside some of the food items he was carrying when he went through Customs at the Atlanta airport. The Consulate called me because I had ...
    • A Word of Caution for International Travelers

      I recently had a client who was a 25+ year employee of a major airline. She was traveling back from Peru to New York, where she lives, but had to change planes in Atlanta. While going through a secondary inspection of her luggage, Customs agents discovered about 13 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside some handicrafts she had been asked to bring back. She was promptly arrested and taken to the ...
    • Jeff Manciagli Beats Heroin Smuggling Charges

      Attorney Jeff Manciagli recently represented a man charged with drug-related offenses and secured a very favorable outcome for his client. The man worked briefly as a commercial food courier for a company in Guatemala. When he flew into the Atlanta airport last April, nearly seven kilos of heroin were discovered by customs in his bag. Before the heroin was found, the man denied his position as a ...

    Firm News

    The latest posts for Firm News are listed below.
    • Not Guilty Verdict in Heroin Trafficking Case

      In May of last year, the Guatemalan Consulate in Atlanta called to tell me that they had referred a potential client to me. The case involved a Guatemalan “Food Courier” who had been charged with drug trafficking after 4 kilos of heroin were found hidden inside some of the food items he was carrying when he went through Customs at the Atlanta airport. The Consulate called me because I had ...
    • Jeff Manciagli Beats Heroin Smuggling Charges

      Attorney Jeff Manciagli recently represented a man charged with drug-related offenses and secured a very favorable outcome for his client. The man worked briefly as a commercial food courier for a company in Guatemala. When he flew into the Atlanta airport last April, nearly seven kilos of heroin were discovered by customs in his bag. Before the heroin was found, the man denied his position as a ...

    Fourth Amendment

    The latest posts for Fourth Amendment are listed below.
    • Should I Speak to the Cops or Consent to a Search?

      So a police officer or federal agent shows up at your home or office and says that he or she wants to ask you some questions. They tell you that you're not in trouble but that they're investigating a situation and they want to see if you can shed some light on it. For a number of reasons, you're going to find it very difficult to not answer their questions. You're sure you didn't do anything wrong ...

    Legal Commentary

    The latest posts for Legal Commentary are listed below.
    • Major Drug Trafficking Bust in Charleston

      Over the weekend we learned of a major drug bust carried out through the Charleston Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The case resulted in the arrest of 7 suspects in the area of Charleston, S.C., and it involved the work of close to a dozen law enforcement agencies and more than 75 officers. The suspects in the case are accused of involvement in drug distribution conspiracy ...
    • Should I Speak to the Cops or Consent to a Search?

      So a police officer or federal agent shows up at your home or office and says that he or she wants to ask you some questions. They tell you that you're not in trouble but that they're investigating a situation and they want to see if you can shed some light on it. For a number of reasons, you're going to find it very difficult to not answer their questions. You're sure you didn't do anything wrong ...
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