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Category: Legal Updates and Resources

How Do I Get My Record Expunged?

By Raymond Tarlton

Have you been charged or arrested for a crime that was later dismissed, or you were found not guilty? If so, you shouldn’t have to live with that record haunting you for the rest of your life. It can become difficult to obtain a job, a mortgage, or even buy a car when you have…

The Most Common Federal Firearm Charges

By Raymond Tarlton

Federal firearm charges carry severe penalties, especially when a violent offender or drug trafficker is found to have a gun in their possession. For example, possession of firearms by convicted felons or drug users can provide punishments of up to ten years imprisonment under Section 922 (g) or 924 (a)(2). If the individual has been…

What is a Plea Bargain and Should You Take One?

By Raymond Tarlton

A plea bargain speeds up the court process by allowing guilty defendants to admit guilt, and they allow those defendants to receive lower punishments by admitting guilt. Plea deals have become an integral part of the criminal justice system in the United States. Without them, there would be no way for the system to operate,…

What to do if you receive a Target Letter

By Raymond Tarlton

If you have received a letter stating you are the focus of a grand jury investigation, then you have received a Target Letter. If this is the case, I hope this note provides you with general and helpful information for you to determine the best path forward. A sample target letter is provided here. First,…

Federal Perjury and Lying to The Feds

By Raymond Tarlton

Tell the truth . . . and nothing but the truth  Have you ever watched the 1980’s film, The Goonies? If you have, then you probably remember the blender scene where Chunk confesses to the Fratellis. In my opinion, this scene (while over-the-top) provides a fantastic example of what is required to tell the truth.…

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