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Personal Injury and Medicare

By: Jonathan Simms

When medicare covers some or all costs related to a personal injury, the injured person, or her family, must submit certain paperwork to the government in certain circumstances. This post is not intended to be comprehensive because the requirements on …

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Immigration Considerations in Criminal Law

By: Jonathan Simms

There are two immigration consequences which can be at stake when a client pleads guilty to a criminal offense, inadmissibility back into the United States and the possibility of deportation.  A non-citizen is inadmissible if convicted of a crime involving …

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The War on Drugs Just Got a Reboot

By: Jonathan Simms

The ink has barely dried on Jeff Sessions’ confirmation papers but he has made it clear that he will seek an aggressive roll back of criminal justice reforms that were put in place by former President Obama. Step one is …

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The First Step After Arrest on Federal Charges

By: Jonathan Simms

The Rule 5 Hearing When a person is arrested on allegations that he/she has committed a federal crime, the first step in the process is called an initial appearance, which is commonly referred to as a “Rule 5 Hearing”. This …

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