Archive for Federal Crimes

Robel Phillipos False Statement Charge Could Have Been Avoided

  • May 1, 2013
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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By now you probably heard that three more people were charged in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing.  As Huffington Post reports: Federal prosecutors allege that Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, and Azamat Tazbayakov, 19, tried to conceal and destroy a laptop…

How Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Are Different Than California Cases

  • July 30, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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A recent marijuana seizure off the coast of Southern California is a good example of how federal marijuana cases differ from marijuana prosecutions in California courts.  Most notably, the amount of marijuana seized by the Coast Guard was more than…

Is Heroin More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

  • June 23, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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This is one of the questions that Drug Enforcement Agency Administrator Michele Leonhart refused to answer directly when she testified before Congress this week This is hardly a difficult question, especially for anyone who knows anything about how drugs are…

Getting Your Gun Rights Back After A Felony

  • May 30, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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As a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, I know that federal law makes it very difficult for a convicted felon to possess or use a fireman. That’s what former Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham found out the hard way. Mr. Cunningham…

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