Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture: Part 1

Can the federal government seize a person’s assets?  Yes. Can the federal government seize a person’s assets—even if there haven’t been any criminal charges?  Yes. Sound unfair?  It probably does. An explanation:  If an asset (real estate, money, cars, etc.) was involved in committing a crime, the federal government has [...]

By |2021-09-29T14:14:03+00:00September 29th, 2021|

Stephen D. Wilson Appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) Committee

The International Trademark Association (INTA) has appointed Stephen D. Wilson to its Building Bridges Committee for the 2022-2023 term. Steve previously served on INTA’s Enforcement Committee and Judicial Administration & Trademark Litigation Subcommittee. INTA is a global association of brand owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual [...]

By |2021-09-27T12:48:12+00:00September 27th, 2021|

Arraignment in Federal Court – What to Expect

If you or someone you know has been arrested on a  federal criminal charge, you know that everything seems to happen very quickly.  Typically, in the days after the arrest,  a criminal defendant must attend an arraignment. What is an arraignment? An arraignment is a relatively short proceeding in which [...]

By |2021-09-22T16:12:07+00:00September 22nd, 2021|
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