Barton Morris Earns Dismissal in Federal Court Drug Trafficking Case

June 29th, 2017|

Multiple Kilogram Drug Trafficking Case Dismissed in Federal Court   Knock and Talk On October 31, 2016 at 11:00 pm seven heavily armed Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agents and a drug dog arrived at my client Mario’s Pontiac home for a “knock and talk”. They did not have a search warrant but they had a suspicion there were large amounts of controlled substances being stashed at this home from information [...]

What is Considered a Federal Crime

September 6th, 2016|

What is Considered a Federal Crime? Every municipality and government entity has its own set of laws. The City of Royal Oak, for example, has its own municipal laws. The state of Michigan has their own set of laws that are prosecuted in state courts. The federal government of the United States of America has their own set of criminal laws, which are prosecuted in the United States District Court. [...]

Should You Plead or Go to Trial on Criminal Charges in Federal Court

August 30th, 2016|

Title:Should you plead or go to trial on criminal charges in federal court? Description:Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Barton Morris describes the steps a defendant should take when deciding whether to plead or go to trial. Should you plead or go to trial on criminal charges in federal court? The decision whether to plead guilty or to go to trial is an essential, very important decision that is made in every [...]

Federal Money Laundering: Understanding the Basics

August 9th, 2016|

Title:Federal Money Laundering: Understanding the Basics Description:Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Barton Morris explains what constitutes federal money laundering. Federal Money Laundering: Understanding the Basics A charge for federal money laundering means that somebody is accused of taking money derived from a criminal enterprise and then doing something with it in an effort to do one of a couple different things. One, it could be what we call – or the [...]

What Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work

July 26th, 2016|

Title:What Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work? Description:Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Barton Morris explains the guidelines that pertain to federal sentences. What Are the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work? Once somebody is convicted in federal court, the judge has to pass down a sentence. When doing so, a federal judge must take into consideration the federal sentencing guidelines. And that is expressed in [...]

How can you fight a federal gun charge?

July 12th, 2016|

Title:How can you fight a federal gun charge? Description:Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Barton Morris explains what constitutes federal gun charges and what the penalties may be for those convicted. How can you fight a federal gun charge? As one may imagine, guns are dangerous. They are considered dangerous, especially when they’re used in connection with crimes. Simply being in possession of certain types of weapons is a federal offense, particularly [...]

What is Drug Trafficking and What Penalties Can I Face?

June 30th, 2016|

Title: What is Drug Trafficking and What Penalties Can I Face? Description:Michigan Criminal defense attorney Barton Morris discusses what drug trafficking is and the penalties one can face. What is Drug Trafficking and What Penalties Can I Face? Federal drug trafficking is generally thought of as one of several different activities. The importation of a controlled substance or exportation of controlled substances; the delivery, manufacture, dispensing of controlled substances. And [...]

What happens in a federal grand jury?

June 13th, 2016|

Title: What happens in a federal grand jury? Description:Michigan Criminal defense attorney Barton Morris discusses what happens in a federal grand jury. What happens in a federal grand jury? Every defendant has a right to be indicted by a grand jury. A federal grand jury is a collection of between 16 and 23 citizens who will convene in a courtroom. But it’s a courtroom without a judge. It’s a courtroom [...]

Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement?

May 31st, 2016|

Title: Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement? Description:Criminal defense attorney Barton Morris elaborates on key points one should consider before talking with federal law enforcement once they have been charged with a crime. Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement? Before somebody talks to federal law enforcement, it’s important that they have an understanding of what type of relationship that federal law enforcement has with them. For instance, if [...]

How do federal conspiracy charges work?

May 17th, 2016|

Title: How Do Federal Conspiracy Charges Work? Description:Criminal defense attorney Barton Morris defines federal conspiracy charges and explains why those charges are so common in the U.S. criminal justice system. How do federal conspiracy charges work? Federal conspiracy charges are one of the most commonly charged crime in the federal system. The reason is because it is sometimes a lot easier for federal prosecutors to prove these charges. A conspiracy [...]

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