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Our Missouri Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Handle Cases Nationwide

At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, we offer top-tier criminal defense representation throughout the greater St. Louis area. Additionally, our team handles federal cases across Missouri and nationwide. In ...
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Federal Crimes: How They're Different From State Crimes

When it comes to criminal law, most illegal offenses under state law are also illegal under federal law. More often than not, the state will hold jurisdiction over prosecuting a defendant and, if ...
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Can Police Force You to Unlock Your Phone?

When Apple first introduced the fingerprint scanner on its iPhones, it was considered a huge step towards providing greater security for cell phone owners. Because many people wouldn’t bother to ...
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Proposed Legislation Would Improve Unfair Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 was a critical step for mandatory minimum reform. Now, new legislation would make further improvements to eliminate harsh and unfair sentencing for certain crimes. Two ...
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Why the U.S. Needs to Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

In the United States, federal crimes can carry mandatory minimum sentences. Unfortunately, the punishment is not always commensurate with the crime. Last year, a man from Rockford, IL was serving a ...
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Will the Court Punish You for Exercising Your Right to Trial?

The U.S. criminal justice system affords Americans many rights, but the system is far from perfect. In the wake of Matthew Martoma's nine-year prison sentence for insider trading, members of the ...
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Federal Investigations and the Importance of Involving an Attorney

If you have been contacted by federal authorities in relation to any type of criminal investigation, or believe you are currently being investigated by a federal agency like the FBI, you need to act ...
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