Tag: criminal

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“Super Lawyers” 10-Year Honoree

Federal criminal defense lawyer, NiaLena Caravasos, is extremely honored not only to have been selected once again as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in the areas of Federal Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, and Criminal Defense, but also to have been recognized in this manner as a top lawyer in her field for the tenth year. […]

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“The Internet v. The Criminal Courts”

Court-imposed internet restrictions and their application to criminal defendants used to be a non-issue. In the past few months, though, the U.S. Supreme Court in Packingham v. North Carolina unanimously invalidated a state law banning registered sex offenders from accessing websites that could facilitate direct communications with minors. Although the majority opinion and concurrence appears […]

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“Fellow”, Litigation Counsel of America 2017

Federal criminal defense lawyer, NiaLena Caravasos, is extremely honored at her selection once again in 2017 to be a continuing Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). This honor is bestowed upon less than ½ of 1% of all of the lawyers in the United States and is based upon the criteria of excellence […]

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“Top 50 Women” Super Lawyers – 2017

Federal criminal defense lawyer, NiaLena Caravasos, is honored and humbled at her selection for the 9th year as a Super Lawyer and also at having been chosen again for the 3rd year in a row as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers. Both recognitions are featured in the June 2017 edition of Philadelphia […]

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The Business Of Crime … Should It Be About More Than Just Turning A Profit?

Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Justice had decided to gradually end its use of private federal prisons due to the fact that inmates being housed there while serving sentences following federal criminal convictions were being physically abused, denied medical care, and forced to endure inhumane living conditions while corporations such as Corrections […]

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“10 Best” Attorneys in PA for Client Satisfaction in Criminal Law

Federal criminal defense lawyer, NiaLena Caravasos, is very honored at her selection by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (AIOCLA) in 2016 as one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania for Client Satisfaction in the practice area of Criminal Defense.

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“Top 50 Women” Super Lawyers

Federal criminal defense lawyer, NiaLena Caravasos, is extremely honored not only to have been selected once again as a Super Lawyer as she has been for many years, but also to have been chosen again as one of the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, which is a recognition of a select group of women among […]

The Time Is Long Overdue For A Criminal Defense Attorney To Be On The U.S. Supreme Court

As we contemplate who the next Supreme Court Justice will actually be, it is important to recognize that, over the past twenty-five years, the highest court has been strikingly devoid of a member who has practiced criminal defense. The increasing restrictions placed on defendants by the nation’s highest court are concerning and not just from […]

Employment Consequences of Conviction

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) has made available a paper entitled “Legislating Forgiveness: A Study of Post-Conviction Certificates as Policy to Address the Employment Consequences of a Conviction” and written by Heather Garretson, which addresses the fact that mass incarceration in America is creating an employment paradox that is the result of three facts […]

Transforming Prisons and Restoring Lives

The Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections issued numerous recommendations last week to reform the federal criminal justice system in a large report entitled “Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives.” A primary goal highlighted in the recommendations is focused on Federal Corrections sending fewer low-level drug offenders to federal prison and also sentencing offenders to far […]