Experience In Defending Cases In Both State and Federal Courts.
Have you been charged with a federal crime, or are you concerned that you may be charged in the near future? You may have received a “target letter” notifying you that you are under investigation or a subpoena to testify before a grand jury. Perhaps you have been charged with a state crime that might be selected for prosecution by the federal government. If so, you need an experienced attorney to represent you and aggressively defend your legal rights. The United States Government and the various States share jurisdiction over many types of crimes including drug and firearm offenses, fraud, bank robbery, kidnapping, carjacking, and child-pornography offenses. It is possible for you to be prosecuted for these crimes in either state or federal court or, in some instances, in both court systems. The United States Government does not prosecute every crime, but selectively chooses which crimes to prosecute. Often, the Government will choose to prosecute a case after the defendant already has been charged in state court. Decisions that a defendant makes during a state-court prosecution may have significant negative consequences if the federal government decides to prosecute the case. Therefore, it is extremely important to select an attorney who is experienced in defending cases in both state and federal courts.