A recent survey of 2023 rates from top firms reveal attorney hourly rate increases of 8-14%. Notably, top partner rates now range from $2,100 to $2,720 an hour. The bottom partner rates from $1,025 to $1,995 per hour. Even more telling, first year associates, those lawyers who have just passed the Bar exam and have [...]
Last fall Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco announced the Department of Justice’s more aggressive approach to corporate compliance. In her policy speech this week, she highlighted a series of new policies and warned cooperating companies not to slow walk their disclosures, told prosecutors to speed up their investigations and expanded self-reporting programs throughout the [...]
Lying to Federal Agents Can Lead to Serious Criminal Charges – Always Insist on Having an Attorney Present:
Typical scenario – early morning, FBI agents show up unannounced at your home or workplace wanting to speak with you. You are not under arrest, they are simply investigating something that you can help with. Maybe it’s about your employer, or friend, or something you were involved in with others. You are caught off-guard by [...]
The portrayals of the criminal justice system that most people see on television or in a movie usually end with the trial conviction of the accused; but in reality, if one is convicted of a state or federal crime in New Jersey or anywhere else, life does not fade to black and roll credits. Depending on what happened at the trial, it may be possible to appeal the trial court outcome.
The stages of a criminal case as it proceeds through the legal system can be confusing for individuals who find themselves on the wrong end of legal charges for the first time. Though popular media has no shortage of stories set within the criminal justice system, these fictional depictions often leave out important details. When a substantial portion of your personal and professional future hangs in the balance, it's critical to have a complete and accurate understanding of the steps through which your criminal case will proceed.