Being charged with a crime is always serious, but when one is facing federal charges, the stakes are much higher. Federal sentencing guidelines often translate to harsher punishment, with a very little chance of negotiation of the charges. Barrister Law Firm has experienced defense attorneys that can defend their clients faced with a wide range of federal cases, from drug crimes and violent felonies to money laundering and racketeering. Whether the charges against you are for serious federal or state-based crimes, you will require diligent and highly experienced representation. We know what to do at every stage of the case to position clients for the most favorable outcome possible.
People called in to a federal grand jury proceeding fall into three general categories: subjects, targets and witnesses. The target is the person the prosecution believes is responsible for the crime — the main person they want to charge. The subject is a person of interest, someone the prosecution may be considering charging with the crime. The witness is someone who has information that may benefit the prosecution. Targets and subjects have many clear reasons to contact us as soon as they find out about a federal grand jury proceeding so that we can prepare them on what to expect. Federal grand jury proceedings are a very serious matter and just one mistake, no matter how small, can lead to serious repercussions further down the line.
Experienced criminal defense lawyers with special expertise in defending federal criminal cases can make a huge difference in the outcome of a case. Through motion practice, trials, plea bargaining and sentencing advocacy — the basic tools of the experienced criminal defense lawyer — an effective advocate can lift the cloud of hopelessness that falls on the unlucky person accused of a federal crime. If you are facing criminal charges in the federal courts, call The Barrister Law Firm for a free consultation. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and lay out your options for you.