If you have been charged with a federal offense or if you believe the federal government is investigating you, it is imperative you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. The federal government has almost limitless resources to build a case against you and federal agencies often build their case for months or years before charges are even brought.
Federal court is also substantially different from State court. While state prosecutors regularly resolve cases through plea bargaining, federal defendants can only negotiate blind pleas. Judges can override any agreement between the defense and the United States Attorney’s Office, and in many cases federal rules prohibit the reduction of charges or require mandatory minimum sentences. Additionally, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines can impose harsher punishment than the state court and allow much less leeway to negotiate.
Federal Court Criminal Defense
Our firm has handled a wide range of federal cases, from drug crimes and violent felonies to Medicare fraud, mail fraud/wire fraud, money laundering and racketeering. Our attorneys routinely handle federal cases in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western districts of New York, as well as Connecticut. We have also appeared pro hac vice in federal courts in New Jersey, Delaware, Michigan, and in criminal appellate matters before the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. It is crucial to have an attorney that understands the nuances of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of these rules.