Chances are that if you are reading this, you are reasonably concerned about impending federal criminal charges. Maybe the FBI or the IRS just wants to talk to you, or maybe you have already been formally charged. Regardless, the information below can help you understand how the federal criminal process works.
If you are concerned about federal criminal charges, it is essential that you get an attorney to represent you as early in the process as possible.
In the United States, the federal court system’s conviction rate has been steadily increasing. In 2012, the federal court system and the Department of Justice reported a 93% conviction rate in federal courts. This is why you need an experienced federal defense attorney to represent you. One who will fight for your rights and prevent you from becoming a part of this statistic.
About the Federal Criminal Process
Whether a federal agent wants to question you, or you have already been charged, the information below can help you understand a little more about the federal criminal process:
- Federal Investigations – What To Do if the FBI, DOJ, or IRS Wants To Talk To You
- Federal Court Arraignments – Making Your First Appearance In Court
- Federal Indictments – Your Constitutional Right to a Formal Indictment
- Federal Motion Practice – Motions to Dismiss and Motions to Exclude Evidence
- Federal Criminal Trials – Understanding How a Federal Criminal Trial Works
- Federal Sentencing Hearings – What Happens After Trial?
- Federal Appeals – How to Appeal a Guilty Verdict in Federal Court
Common Cases Criminal Law Group Defends
- Cyber Crimes
- Drug, Weapons and Violent Crimes
- Currency and Financial Crimes
- Securities Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Health Care Fraud
- White Collar Crimes
- Immigration Crimes
- Organized Crimes and RICO
- And more
Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Criminal Defense
Can I hire any criminal defense attorney to represent me in a federal case?
No, you need a federal criminal defense attorney to represent you in a federal case. Choosing this attorney may be one of the most important decisions you make during this process.
What makes a federal criminal case different from a state case?
What makes a federal case and a state case different is the application of federal law. Generally, each individual state has their own laws to apply in their particular state courts. This means that the laws governing a case in New York may be different from the laws governing the same case in New Jersey. However, federal courts apply federal law, and these laws apply to everyone, no matter what state you live in.
What federal laws govern criminal cases?
The federal laws that govern federal criminal cases include:
- The United States Code
- The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
- The Federal Rules of Evidence
- U.S. Sentencing Guidelines
How are federal and state cases similar?
The United States Constitution governs both state and federal cases.
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