Tag: federal

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NiaLena Caravasos Interviewed and Quoted in The Guardian Article Entitled “US prison sentences could vary by up to 63% depending on judge – study”

The Guardian is on the cutting edge of the hot topic recently addressed in a study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission which found that the length of a defendant’s sentence could swing widely nationwide and even within the same city depending upon the judge hearing the case in federal court. Philadelphia was the city with the largest discrepancy, […]

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“Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers” 7-Year Honoree

Philadelphia federal criminal defense and white collar crime attorney, NiaLena Caravasos, is extremely honored not only to have been selected once again among the “Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers” by the American Society of Legal Advocates, but also to have been recognized in this manner as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in […]

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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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Might There Finally Be A Light Toward The Exit For Elderly And Infirm Federal Prisoners?

As the population ages, more and more of our elderly and infirm who have been convicted of federal crimes are finding themselves behind bars. While there does exist a vehicle by which to secure the early “compassionate release” of elderly and terminally ill offenders, defendants’ requests for sentence reduction under this provision has traditionally fallen […]

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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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“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 […]

Highlighting An Extraordinary Federal Judge

In light of the current public discussions regarding whether judges should strictly interpret the law or not, it seems as though it is only fitting to highlight the philosophy of this extraordinary U.S. District Court judge from the Western District of Washington. The story of “One Judge Makes the Case for Judgment: John Coughenour says […]