Blog Posts

What Is White-Collar Crime?

“White-collar crime” is a phrase used to describe non-violent criminal conduct that involves the wrongful taking of money or other valuable things of value. It can and often does involve deceit, false pretenses, or a violation of trust. Generally speaking, “white-collar crime” involves money and…

Topic: White-Collar Crime

Factors to Consider in Deciding Whether to Testify at Trial

Even in the simplest of cases, defendant testimony can quickly be derailed. It’s a common assumption that testifying on your own behalf is the simplest way to reveal the truth. Unfortunately, the courtroom is not always so straightforward—even for innocent defendants. Why Defendant Testimony is…

Topic: Criminal Defense

Fourth Amendment Protections and Exceptions

The Fourth Amendment is famous for protecting citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. Everyday Protections There are many protections at work in your everyday life. If law enforcement has no reason to search or seize you and your property, they will need to ask your…

Topic: Criminal Defense

The Government’s Crackdown on Healthcare Fraud

If the government is to be believed, the United States healthcare sector is plagued with fraud. And both federal and state authorities are cracking down on it. Simple billing errors by doctors or nurses (even if inadvertent) or misused prescriptions by pharmacists or patients (even…

Topic: Fraud

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Compassionate Release Motion Granted and Life Sentence Reduced After 29+ Years Behind Bars

A federal judge granted Eric Millian a compassionate release, calling him a rehabilitated “man of extraordinary character.”

Case Results

Financial Recovery in FINRA Arbitration Case

Attorney Protass recovered 80% of the client’s monetary demand on the eve of trial on a FINRA arbitration claim. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result…

Supervised Release Terminated Early for Two Individuals

Attorney Protass secured early termination of supervised release for two individuals who had served lengthy prison terms and had completed approximately half of their 5-year terms of supervised release. The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case….