Federal Court is a completely different process than State Court. To succeed the strategy must be completely different.
This is where you will see your high-end drug conspiracy charges, some bank robbery charges, and what are known commonly as White Collar Crimes.
The biggest differences between Federal and State cases are that in Federal Court:
- The prosecutors themselves have helped law enforcement run an investigation, sometimes for years and the prosecutors will not normally present a case to a grand jury for indictment unless the prosecutors are convinced beyond any doubt that the person is guilty; and
- There is much less flexibility in sentencing in the Federal system as the Judge decides sentencing and while the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are no longer mandatory, the Judges still rely upon them heavily.
Whether you are dealing with a state or federal charge we have the experience, knowledge and expertise to guide you through the difficult process.