Criminal Defense


The Role of the Grand Jury in Drug Cases

The Fifth Amendment mandates that charges for all capital and “infamous” crimes be brought by an indictment returned by a grand jury. The Amendment has been interpreted to require an indictment to charge all federal felonies, including federal drug charges unless a...

Federal Drug Charge Issues

The United States judicial system is divided into state and federal courts. Whether a person accused of a drug-related crime is prosecuted in the federal or state criminal system depends on what laws were violated and the policies and procedures of each court system....

Searches & Seizures in Drug Cases

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects an individual against unreasonable searches and seizures of his or her person or property. A search may involve an inspection of the person or his or her surroundings or property, and seizure refers to taking the...