Recent Posts in Advice Category

  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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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