If you’ve been accused of perpetrating a federal crime it means that you are facing indictment in a federal court, which typically bring more severe punishments than state courts. As a result, it is vital that those accused by the “Feds” consult with and retain an experienced lawyer who is well-informed on the law and the penalties for these offenses.
What Penalties Do I Face?
Federal sentencing guidelines have been determined to no longer be mandatory and judges are no longer required to impose pre-determined minimum mandatory sentences. The judge must still use the guidelines as a starting point when determining a sentence to impose in any given case.
An experienced defense attorney who can navigate the complicated point-system upon which the sentencing guidelines are based may be able to successfully argue your case in federal court resulting in a reduced sentence or even dismissal.
Our Cleveland criminal defense lawyer will fight for you, including seeking:
- The lowest possible sentence
- Home detention
- Community confinement
All federal crimes are very serious charges and can carry life changing consequences. If you or someone you know has been arrested, or is being investigated for a federal offense, you need advice from an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer.
Protect Your Rights & Your Freedom
If you face a charge in federal court, our Cleveland criminal defense attorney makes sure to investigate all possible defenses and explore your legal options through every step of the process. This includes reviewing all the relevant evidence using the latest technology and experts in the field.
Our legal team is always dedicated to protecting you, your rights, and your future.