Federal Cases

Federal Cases

Why you need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney when accused of a crime in federal court:

Minimize Your Penalties

When charged with a federal offense, you face relentless prosecutors, rigid sentencing guidelines, and powerful agencies that will stop at nothing to secure a conviction.​​​​ With many serious federal offenses, you could be facing minimum sentencing guidelines that include long prison sentences, extensive fines, and other serious penalties. While federal judges have broad latitude when sentencing an individual, it is important that you have an experienced and articulate attorney fight to help you minimize your penalties or fight for your acquittal in court.

Your Rights And Your Future Will Be At Grave Risk

If you have been charged with a serious crime, you simply cannot afford to put your future in the hands of an inexperienced defense lawyer. If you do, your rights and your future will be at grave risk.

Benefit Greatly By Retaining An Attorney

The federal government has virtually unlimited resources and aggressively prosecutes all significant drug cases. If you are under investigation or have been charged with any drug crime, you will benefit greatly by retaining an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights and your freedom.

get an attorney on board immediately

Getting a federal criminal defense attorney involved early on can have lasting positive effects on the outcome of your case. Many federal defendants don’t think they need to be represented by counsel until they get indicted by a Federal Grand Jury—this could not be further from the truth. The earlier we get involved, the better chance you have a positive outcome on your federal charges. In the federal system, a defendant often has the most leverage to negotiate a favorable outcome before they are indicted. Once a federal grand jury indicts an individual, the Department of Justice internal policies make it extremely difficult to undo the damage.

If you have been contacted in any way by a federal agency, such as the FBI, ATF, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a postal inspector, or any other type of federal agent, you may have federal exposure. You need to get an attorney on board immediately to start working on your behalf. If you wait until you get indicted, it could be too late.

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You need a criminal defense attorney

Federal Sentencing Guidelines and federal criminal statutes get out of hand extremely fast and can overwhelm a defendant. The guidelines add up very quickly, and many federal statutes have mandatory minimum sentences that do not allow for probation. You need a criminal defense attorney who can explain the process to you and take advantage of every possible loophole or exception in order to protect your future.

Do not go through this process alone or with an attorney who is not familiar with federal court. The federal system is unique in and of itself. Many formalities, procedures, and deadlines in the federal system do not exist at the state level. Make sure that you prepare yourself for this process by hiring an attorney that can protect your rights. You need an attorney that has won cases in federal court before and, when necessary, has negotiated favorable plea agreements for their clients.

serious mistakes that could jeopardize your case

Despite their best efforts, criminal defense lawyers who only have experience at the state level simply lack the knowledge needed to handle federal cases. This minimal exposure and knowledge can result in serious mistakes that could jeopardize your sentence.

Some of the most common mistakes state criminal defense attorneys make include:

  • Litigating a case that has a greater chance of resulting in a conviction in federal court.
  • Not understanding how acceptance of responsibility can benefit their clients.
  • Not being aware of situations in which it may be possible to both litigate a case and have a sentence reduced under an acceptance of responsibility point reduction.
  • Given the above-mentioned mistakes often made by state criminal attorneys, it’s imperative to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable criminal lawyer who has experience with federal cases.

An experienced federal criminal defense attorney on your side

The harsh reality of federal court is that if you are charged with a crime, you will be facing experienced prosecutors; extensive investigations by federal agencies that may have been occurring for months, or even years, before you were arrested and charged with a crime; and sentencing guidelines that can seem extremely harsh. The last thing you can afford to do in this situation is to hire a defense attorney who merely dabbles in federal criminal defense occasionally.

You need an attorney with extensive experience litigating these cases so that you are on equal footing with the federal prosecutors that you will be going up against. With our firm, you get that. You will have an attorney who was a former Federal Public Defender and focused his practice solely on federal criminal defense. You can trust that your attorney will be in a position to know the nuances of the federal system and how to use his experience to get you the best possible outcome.