This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on dealing with federal charges in the Southern District of Texas. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that the federal system can seem overwhelming to many defendants. It is important to remember that federal charges are brought by the United States government as opposed to the state. Not all attorneys are licensed to practice law in federal courts, so it is important to retain counsel who has experience in this area. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a federal criminal defense lawyer. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have discussed include:
- Offenses commonly charged in Federal Court
- Dealing with expert witnesses in federal cases
- Understanding the federal sentencing guidelines
There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, federal cases are brought under Title 18 of the United States Criminal Code as opposed to the state law of Texas. As a result, the circumstances in federal court are very different from those in state court. Second, the use of expert witnesses is incredibly common in federal criminal cases. They are often useful in matters relating to computer crimes, financial fraud, and other complex situations. Finally, judges typically follow the federal sentencing guidelines when determining a convicted defendant’s sentence. However, it is important to note that these guidelines do not need to be strictly followed and judges may use their discretion when deciding punishment.
Federal cases are incredibly complicated and involve a different set of rules. A point I cannot stress enough is the need to contact an attorney if you are facing federal charges. Such matters are incredibly serious and should not be taken lightly. While all criminal charges carry serious consequences, the federal system has many specific rules which may pose significant challenges. Federal courts are typically viewed as less forgiving than state courts. If you are facing such charges, it is crucial to retain competent counsel with experience dealing with these matters. I am a Laredo federal defense lawyer who is licensed to practice in the Southern District of Texas. My office prides itself on providing the highest level of service and we are proud of the results we have achieved for our clients. I understand the complexities of such cases and will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone today.