If you have been charged with a federal crime, you are facing a very different situation than a criminal prosecution in state court. You need a legal team made up of experienced federal defense lawyers who understand the unique aspects of the federal criminal justice system.
At BarketMarion, our attorneys are frequently called upon to defend clients against federal charges. We also represent clients who have been placed under investigation by federal agencies, prior to any charges being filed.
Federal crimes typically involve activities conducted across state lines or implicating interstate commerce. They are investigated by agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and charges are brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Common federal crimes include:
- White collar offenses
- Loan sharking
- Gambling offenses
- Narcotics offenses
- Pornography offenses
The federal courts are generally less flexible than the state courts in the administration of justice, and conviction rates are much higher. This increases the importance of acting quickly to retain a defense attorney with a proven track record of success at the federal level.
We are proud to have helped many clients avoid the serious consequences of federal charges. If you have been arrested, your home or computer has been searched, or you have any other indication that you are being investigated for a federal crime, we encourage you to contact us.