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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Early Release from Federal Prison

Early release from federal prison is a hot topic among lawyers, the federal prison bureau system, and lawmakers in Washington D.C, There is a bulging population of non-violent offenders in federal prison who are not likely to pose any danger risk to society. This is one of the main reasons many want criminal justice reform in the form of amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines, among others. Currently, there are many new federal sentencing laws that went into effect in November of 2014 and many more to go into effect in November of 2015.

Many prisoners have yet to gain early release from federal prison because there are long wait lists. Who knows when overburdened federal public defenders, who have always been given way over the recommended number of cases to handle, will get to an inmate's case. If a federal prisoner wants early release, his/her best chances of getting it are to hire a private criminal lawyer. A private criminal lawyer will have the time, resources and dedication to comb over an inmate's case, life history, and conduct in prison. After thoroughly preparing arguments, a LibertyBell Law Group criminal lawyer can file the legal documents, including those containing arguments for early release, and can also stand before the judge to paint the federal inmate in the best possible light.

It's important to note that just because a federal prisoner is eligible for early release that does not mean he will get it. Each case is reviewed by a judge who considers all aspects of the case, criminal history and prison conduct and makes a decision based on the legal documents filed and the arguments made by the attorney. A private criminal attorney will make sure that all legal documents and paperwork that supports the prisoner's early release is filed and will also file additional motions and legal documents to win the judge over to approval.

Applying for early release from federal prison is akin to having a retrial. Private criminal lawyers may present new facts and more in arguing for early release.

If you have a loved one in federal prison and would like to know all your post-conviction relief options and which route is best for the inmate, including which one is most likely to succeed and get him/her the best reduction in time, call our criminal defense attorneys now at 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761).

About LibertyBell Law Group Criminal Attorneys

LibertyBell Law Group attorneys succeed in getting the best results for appeals, post-conviction relief, Drugs Minus Two sentence reductions and more. Our award-winning lawyers have been featured in Time Magazine, Newsweek and many other media outlets. LibertyBell Law Group's criminal lawyers also have a perfect 10 Avvo rating and verified top client reviews.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Criminal Lawyers on Sexual Assault Trial Defense

Criminal lawyers know that being accused of sexual assault can be devastating. Just the mere accusation can damage your reputation or cause you to lose your job. A conviction will result in prison time and lifetime sex offender registration. The penalty for sexual assault continues well beyond a served prison sentence as the criminal record and sex offender status will affect job opportunities, places where you can live and more. Unfortunately, some defendants are accused of sexual assault by a vindictive prostitute, an ex-girlfriend, or other ill natured person. 

Criminal lawyers from LibertyBell Law Group have successfully represented many clients accused of sexual assault and here are some of many of their basic defenses. Criminal defense lawyers commonly use the defenses below in sexual assault trials. A lot of experience and skill is needed to be effective in the investigation, fact development, finding witnesses and interviewing them, presenting the evidence to convince all jury members and much more.

Sexual Assault Defenses Commonly Used by Lawyers:

  • Innocence
  • Consent
  • Insanity or Mental Incapacity
The innocence defense is more likely to be used by a lawyer when it can be proven that the defendant was not with the alleged victim at the time of the crime. As much as possible, top criminal attorneys from LibertyBell Law Group use evidence such as receipts of a location other than where the alleged crime took place, plane tickets and witness testimony.

However, the innocence defense (by way of not being there) will not be as effective if DNA evidence presented by a prosecutor establishes that the defendant was at the crime scene. 

Arguing that the victim consented is a defense that has to be done very meticulously by attorneys. Criminal lawyers will perform their own investigation to find evidence that the victim consented and no sex crime occurred. Criminal defense lawyers know this defense is usually much easier to argue before a jury when the victim and the defendant has had sexual relations before the alleged crime took place. For instance, a wife of another man may accuse a defendant of sexual assault because she doesn't want her husband to know she's been having an affair. Thus, she accuses the defendant of sexual assault because her husband has caught wind of her having sex with another man. Lawyers know this type of defense requires diligent investigation and questioning of witnesses among other things.

It is important to note that the consent of a minor is impossible to defend, even if they actually consented, according to law. All states have laws that regard any sexual contact with a minor, inappropriateness, coercion, or attempt to get a minor to engage in lewdness or sexual act is a crime. 

Lawyers know the insanity defense is very difficult to prove unless the defendant has a documented history of mental insanity. Juries are always very skeptical of insanity defenses, regardless of the crime. The mental incapacity defense is used by attorneys when a defendant has a mental disease or defect that prevents s/he from understanding the criminal nature of their actions.

LibertyBell Law Group lawyers are very skilled at building custom-made criminal defense strategies for their clients. They know that criminal trial defense should not be treated as a one-size-fits-all approach, rather every case is unique and must be fought with hard work, dedication and expertise.

Sexual assault cases are extremely difficult to defend and require representation from the best criminal defense lawyers. LibertyBell Law Group is composed of a team of award-winning lawyers recognized for their case results in defending even the most difficult cases. If you are being investigated or charged with a crime, call our lawyers now at 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Federal Defense Lawyers on Healthcare Fraud Investigations

In recent years, federal defense lawyers have experienced the skyrocketing of healthcare fraud cases. These criminal lawyers have also seen a significant increase in the number of healthcare professionals seeking protection from overzealous Federal agencies investigating clients. Investigators include state and federal prosecutors, IRS Healthcare Fraud Criminal Investigation unit, Medicare Administrative Contractors, Recovery Audit Contractors, Department of Justice, Medicare Fraud Strike Force and more.

LibertyBell Law Group's lawyers say that, unfortunately, what raises a red flag in criminal investigations is often the most productive physician. Federal and state investigating agencies use statistical analysis software that analyzes medical billing data for averages, such as means and medians. A spike in billing claims by a doctor or healthcare professional or consistent above average Medicare or insurance claims can trigger an investigation by one of the state or federal agencies. Some agencies are monetarily motivated to look for any "suspicious" activity as they receive a percentage of the recovery for any case won.

Defense of Healthcare Fraud

The federal defense lawyers from LibertyBell Law Group know that a spike in productivity in a doctor's office can be attributed to countless possible reasons, such as a successful marketing campaign or new and updated treatment methods. The fact is that humans today live longer and are healthier than they have ever been due to better healthcare and awareness. Lawyers know that when a physician, chiropractor or healthcare professional is being investigated for making false billing claims and fraud, the numbers output by software cannot and will not give a complete picture. There are many factors that must be considered and can be used by lawyers in federal defense of healthcare fraud cases, such as improved treatment methods, a busy physician, a more effective physician, and much more.

The healthcare industry is constantly evolving in response to new research, equipment, and methods. Often times, investigating agencies compare present data to past data, sometimes as far back as 10 years ago or more. Lawyers from LibertyBell Law Group know there are things that simple numbers cannot communicate and which investigators may overlook. For instance, an uptick in patient office visits could result in better long term care and healthy patients because doctors are closely monitoring and making adjustments to a customized treatment plan as they encounter individual differences and responses.

If you are being investigated for healthcare fraud, making false insurance or Medicare/Medicaid claims, falsifying or increasing E/M codes, it is imperative you protect yourself and your reputation and contact our attorneys immediately and call 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761) now.