Author: Brian J. Kuester

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Understanding Search Warrants

When a government agency (state or federal) wants to collect evidence to assist in the investigation or prosecution of a crime, with certain exceptions, it must obtain a search warrant to do so. This requirement is established by the Fourth...Read More

Charged with a Federal Crime? What You Need to Know

When facing federal charges whether for a drug crime, white-collar crime, or some other offense it is important to have at least a general understanding of what you can expect from now until the day you are either sentenced or...Read More

Are Government Informants Paid for Their Testimony?

Federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), regularly use confidential informants in order to secretly collect evidence against criminal suspects. These confidential informants are often criminals themselves seeking lighter punishment for their...Read More

Common Types of Medicare Fraud

According from a report published in The Economist last year, Medicare fraud and other forms of healthcare fraud cost the federal government $272 billion per year. This amounts to roughly 10 percent of the nation’s annual healthcare budget of $2.7...Read More

How Synthetic Drug Possession Is Handled in Federal Court?

In 1986, Congress enacted the Controlled Substance Analogue Enforcement Act (CSAEA) in order to combat the sale and use of synthetic drugs (also referred to as “analogues”) that mimic the effects of illegal controlled substances. If you are facing trafficking...Read More

What is the Deadline for Filing a Notice of Appeal in Federal Court?

If you have been convicted of a crime in federal court and want to file an appeal, you need to start working with a federal criminal appellate lawyer now. You do not need to work with the same lawyer who...Read More

Why You Need the Right Lawyer for Your Federal Drug Case?

There are plenty of criminal defense lawyers who handle state court matters and are excellent at what they do. These lawyers spend their days working with their clients to address evidentiary matters that arise in state court, they are familiar...Read More

Can the Police Search My Car?

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens against unlawful searches and seizures by the government. This protection extends to your vehicle. However, just like there are situations where the police can search your home or pat you...Read More

Have You Been Charged with a Public Safety Crime?

While much of the criminal justice system targets illegal acts committed against individuals (such as identity theft) or the government (such as tax or Medicare fraud), there is a class of offenses known as “public safety” crimes focused on activities...Read More

Possible Defenses to Your DUI / DWI Charge

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), you could be facing loss of your license, steep fines and fees, and possible jail time. To help protect yourself, you need to speak...Read More

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