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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber Discusses Recent Supreme Court Case Regarding Federal Bank Fraud And Specific Intent

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Loughrin v. U.S., 573 U.S. __ (2014) held that specific intent to defraud a financial institution is not a prerequisite to a conviction under 18 U.S.C. Section 1344. Ms. Lefeber explains the case. Read More
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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope C. Lefeber Discusses Supreme Court’s Decision To Decide Whether A Facebook Post Can Be a Criminal Threat

Last week, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from the Third Circuit about … Facebook! Surprisingly enough, this case is not about the company’s privacy policies or about its seemingly arbitrary removal of “offensive… Read More
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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope C. Lefeber Discusses Recent Supreme Court Case Upholding the Police’s Use of Deadly Force to Stop a Car Chase

In Plumhoff v. Rickard, the United States Supreme Court held that police were justified in firing gunshots at a car that had stopped, following a car chase. Read More
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Federal Criminal Attorney Hope Lefeber Comments on Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights

The United States Supreme Court has limited a criminal defendant's ability to fight the pretrial restraint of assets in its decision in Kaley v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 1090 (2014). In addition, the Supreme Court has held that the consent of one oc… Read More
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