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Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA) Online SeminarPROGRAM: The New Sentencing Commission Report on Federal C...
04/26/2013
AFDA

Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA) Online Seminar

PROGRAM: The New Sentencing Commission Report on Federal Child Pornography Offenses: What Practitioners Need to Know
SPEAKERS:
Mark Allenbaugh (former staff attorney at U.S. Sentencing Commission)
Tess Lopez (sentencing mitigation specialist; former U.S. Probation Officer)
The program will include an online Question / Answer session by which attendees can post questions via a moderated chat room.
DATE: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / TIME: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) - 2:00 p.m. [Eastern Time]
LOCATION: The online program will be presented on the AFDA web site: www.afda.org
PRESENTATIONAL FORMAT: The panelists will give a joint 60 - 90 minute presentation with an outline displayed on a viewing screen. The outline will be made available to attendees to download as a handout.
FEE: Like all online seminars, this program is free of charge to AFDA members. AFDA is now a member-supported web site, to allow funds to be raised to pay ongoing operating expenses, including web programming and design; web hosting fees; and clerical staff to coordinate MCLE credit applications.
The fee to join AFDA is only $175 for a one - year membership; $300 for two years. Membership includes:
1. free attendance at all online video seminars; 2. unlimited access to the online archive of recordings of prior seminars; 3. a free online profile for your law practice; 4. a collection of online resources for federal defense attorneys, and 5. a member-to-member online chat system
RECORDING OF SEMINAR: All AFDA seminars are recorded. The recordings are placed in the Archive section of the AFDA web site for members to access 24/7 at no charge.
MCLE CREDIT: 1.0 hours California. AFDA is completing its certification as an MCLE provider in California. Applications for provider status will be filed in Florida, New York and Texas in the coming weeks. A certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees at the seminar.
Seminar Moderator: Gregory Nicolaysen
Click Here To Join AFDA www.afda.org/join.php

Association of Federal Defense Attorneys

03/13/2013
THE SEQUESTER, FURLOUGHS AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES THE SEQUESTER, FURLOUGHS AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

THE SEQUESTER, FURLOUGHS AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES THE SEQUESTER, FURLOUGHS AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Beginning in the 1980s, I represented employees on reduction-in-force, and related furlough cases. With the budget sequester, I now am getting furlough questions from federal employees. Accordingly, here is a quick legal overview. A “furlough” is placement of an employee in a temporary status witho...

02/28/2013
USSC Report on Federal Child Pornography Offenses Report to Congress

USSC Report on Federal Child Pornography Offenses Report to Congress

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. I invite you to contact The Law Offices of Mark H. Allenbaugh and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting The Law...

02/06/2013
Woman Sentenced To 80 Years In Plano Ponzi Scheme

Woman Sentenced To 80 Years In Plano Ponzi Scheme

A 61-year-old woman living in Maine was sentenced to 80 years in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme through a wealth management firm in Plano.

Sentencing Law and Policy
01/15/2013
Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy blog provides Information and Commentary about Guidelines and Capital Sentencing

Report on the US Sentencing Commission's first public meeting of 2013
01/14/2013
Report on the US Sentencing Commission's first public meeting of 2013

Report on the US Sentencing Commission's first public meeting of 2013

Experienced lawyer and federal sentencing guru Mark Allenbaugh (firm website here) attended yesterday’s meeting of the US Sentencing Commission and authored this lengthy guest-post on what he saw:

Sentencing: Here They Go Again: Congress Once More Raises Penalties for Child Pornography Offenses — A Legislative Updat...
01/10/2013
Champion - Sentencing: Here They Go Again: Congress Once More Raises Penalties for Child Pornography

Sentencing: Here They Go Again: Congress Once More Raises Penalties for Child Pornography Offenses — A Legislative Update

By Mark H. Allenbaugh, Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, Tess Lopez and Fay Spence

Over the past 20 years, federal and state law enforcement officials have become zealous proponents of child pornography laws that punish such crimes with increasingly severe sanctions. As a result of the routine imposition of mandatory minimums as well as massive Guideline sentences, sex offenders n...

12/18/2012
Man from Galena is sentenced for having child porn, selling counterfeit movies

Man from Galena is sentenced for having child porn, selling counterfeit movies

Man from Galena is sentenced for having child porn, selling counterfeit moviesPosted on December 18, 2012 by PennyA man from Galena received a three-year federal prison sentence for possession of child pornography and trafficking counterfeit DVDs. A federal judge on Tuesday also ordered Bruce Star...

12/18/2012
Scarlett Johansson hacker sentenced to 10 years: Most outrageous celebrity hacking?

Scarlett Johansson hacker sentenced to 10 years: Most outrageous celebrity hacking?

The man who hacked the personal accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera has been sentenced to ten years in jail. A federal judge sentenced 35-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, resident Christopher Chaney yesterday, according to ABC.

12/15/2012
Union City firefighter downloaded child porn at work

Union City firefighter downloaded child porn at work

Justin Corley, 32, of Newnan, is charged with one count of distributing child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography.

12/07/2012

Privately operated state and federal prisons often place profit over the trustee. Prisoners have civil rights, and are not products that can be discarded and abused. If you have a friend or loved one currently serving time in a privately run prison, contact us now for a free consultation.

12/07/2012
Ex-S.C. teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

Ex-S.C. teacher pleads guilty to child porn charges

COLUMBIA — An award-winning composer and former fine arts instructor at a private school in Charleston pleaded guilty on Thursday to child...

11/29/2012
Former Lubbock Resident Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Former Lubbock Resident Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Former Lubbock Resident Pleads Guilty to Child PornPosted on November 29, 2012 by PennyMiles Robert Flinn, 25, formerly of Lubbock, Texas, appeared in federal court in Lubbock today and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to one count of possession of child pornography, ann...

11/28/2012
Surprising Sentencing Deviations in Federal Courthouses

Surprising Sentencing Deviations in Federal Courthouses

A new analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) — using case-by-case data updated through July 2012[1] — has found many cases in which there have been widely varying differences among the sentences issued by the judges within a federal courthouse. The findings about the court...

11/27/2012
Today’s Lesson: Don’t Admit to Child Porn While Interviewing With the FBI

Today’s Lesson: Don’t Admit to Child Porn While Interviewing With the FBI

Dominick Pelletier applied for a job with the FBI and secured an interview that included a polygraph exam (it is never specified what the job would have been). He failed the test. During the post-test interview, he admitted he had images of naked children on his home computer. Upon further questi...

11/27/2012
NACDL - News Release ~ 11/27/2012

NACDL - News Release ~ 11/27/2012

Washington, DC (November 27, 2012) – In a letter to Senators Patrick Leahy and Charles Grassley, the Chair and Ranking Member respectively of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 30 former prosecutors and judges weighed in on November 21 in support of Senator Leahy’s amendment to H.R. 2471....

11/27/2012
Another Reason Not To Download Child Porn Using Your Neighbor's Wi-Fi

Another Reason Not To Download Child Porn Using Your Neighbor's Wi-Fi

Another Reason Not To Download Child Porn Using Your Neighbor’s Wi-FiPosted on November 27, 2012 by PennyIf your neighbor has been so kind (or so stupid) to leave their wireless network without a password — allowing you to have Internet without paying for it — there are some basic rules of netiquett...

11/14/2012
SUU football player charged with possessing child pornography

SUU football player charged with possessing child pornography

SUU football player charged with possessing child pornographyPosted on November 14, 2012 by PennyA Southern Utah University football player has been charged with allegedly downloading child pornography in 2010.Cameron Anthony Morgan, 22, was charged in 5th District Court with 10 counts of sexual exp...

11/13/2012
Striking Judge-to-Judge Differences in Federal Criminal Caseloads

Striking Judge-to-Judge Differences in Federal Criminal Caseloads

An analysis of case-by-case records covering more than 400,000 defendants has found surprising variations in the criminal caseloads of individual federal judges for the nation as a whole and in some instances among the judges serving in the same courthouse.

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11/13/2012

Law Offices of Mark H. Allenbaugh's cover photo

11/05/2012
Police embrace social media as crime-fighting tool

Police embrace social media as crime-fighting tool

Beware of who you “friend”! Increasingly private investigators and even the police are using fake profiles to have you open up your private lives to them. To be sure, such “fake friends” are not limited to investigators and law enforcement. Often scam artists will “friend” you in order to find ou...

10/30/2012
Halloween sex offender law blocked in Simi Valley

Halloween sex offender law blocked in Simi Valley

Halloween sex offender law blocked in Simi ValleyPosted onOctober 30, 2012byPennyA federal judge is striking down provisions of a local law that targets registered child sex offenders in Simi Valley.Sex offenders are no longer required to post a sign outside their home during Halloween that says “no...

NACDL's October 23 Program (this morning) at the National Press Club -- Entrusting the Fourth Amendment to the Dogs: Can...
10/23/2012
Lawyers Discuss Coming Supreme Court Cases on Sniffer Dog Use | C-SPAN

NACDL's October 23 Program (this morning) at the National Press Club -- Entrusting the Fourth Amendment to the Dogs: Canine Evidence and the Constitution (Introductory Remarks, NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC); Professor of Information Privacy Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Danielle Spinelli, Partner and Supreme Court Litigator, WilmerHale; former clerk to The Hon. Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court, 2000-01; Jeffrey S. Weiner, Criminal Defense Lawyer and Dog Sniff Expert, Miami, Florida; Past President of NACDL (1991-92); David G. Savage (moderator), Supreme Court Reoprter for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.)

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers holds discussion on two Florida privacy cases.

NACDL - News Release ~ 10/16/2012
10/22/2012
NACDL - News Release ~ 10/16/2012

NACDL - News Release ~ 10/16/2012

Washington, DC (October 16, 2012) – A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today overturned the conviction for material support for terrorism of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a driver for Osama bin Laden. As explained by the Court, “[b]ecause we read the Military...

10/22/2012
Trends and Practice Tips for Representing Child Pornography Offenders at Sentencing

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Trends and Practice Tips for Representing Child Pornography Offenders at SentencingPosted onOctober 16, 2012byadminCheck out Trends and Practice Tips for Representing Child Pornography Offenders at Sentencing Published inCriminal Justice, Volume 27, Number 3, Fall 2012 by the American Bar Assosicati...

10/02/2012
Waseem Daker sentenced to life plus 47

Waseem Daker sentenced to life plus 47

Waseem Daker, theCobb Countyman accused and found guilty of the 1995murderof Karmen Smith and the assault of her son, Nickolas Smith, was sentenced yesterday at the Cobb County Superior Courthouse, in Marietta.

DEA Prosecutions Slip 14 Percent in FY 2012
10/02/2012
DEA Prosecutions Slip 14 Percent in FY 2012

DEA Prosecutions Slip 14 Percent in FY 2012

The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first ten months of FY 2012 the government reported 11,782 new prosecutions for matters referred by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual total of prosecutions will...

Civil Filings through August 2012
09/26/2012
Civil Filings through August 2012

Civil Filings through August 2012

The latest available data from the federal courts show that during August 2012 the government reported 23,221 new civil filings. According to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), this number is up 5.7% over the previous month when the number...

NACDL - Vol. 11 No. 9 - September 24, 2012
09/25/2012
NACDL - Vol. 11 No. 9 - September 24, 2012

NACDL - Vol. 11 No. 9 - September 24, 2012

Due to a resignation announced at the Board Meeting in San Francisco, NACDL’s Board of Directors will conduct a special election to fill a vacant seat on the board. The election will be held at the board’s next regularly scheduled meeting in New Orleans on October 27, 2012. The Board manages the bus...

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Congratulations on the win in the 11th Circuit on the speeding ticket.