San Antonio Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Call a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney if You're Facing Criminal Charges:
If you are facing federal criminal charges, you need an attorney that understands
the difference between the state and the federal system. A federal crime
is any that violates a federal law, occurs between states, or on federal
property, such as in a national park. Federal crimes are investigated
by numerous agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal
Bureau of Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and more. With
so much working against you, you need a criminal defense attorney that
can best represent your interests in court.
Facing federal criminal charges? You need aggressive criminal defense as
soon as possible. Give our San Antonio federal criminal defense lawyer
a call to learn how he can help you during this difficult time!
You will absolutely need an attorney to defend your rights when you are
a suspect in a federal crime. Federal court involves a vastly different
set of rules and procedures governing how criminal charges are taken care
of. You need to know what you are up against and the penalties you are
facing. Attorney Lara can act as a guide.
What is the difference between federal and state charges?
The federal system is rigid and well-funded. Unlike the state system, most
federal investigations are well developed. By the time the case has been
filed against you, the attorney for the United States has worked with
several agencies to develop the case against you.
A federal case is more serious because:
- Prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys that have significant time
to dedicate to the case, meaning the accused has been investigated for
weeks or longer.
- Overseen by United States Magistrate Judges and United States District Judges.
- Handled in federal district court, which has less cases, a deliberate schedule
and nearly never dismisses a case for an unprepared prosecutor.
- Conditions of release and supervision of an officer can accompany a bail payment.
- Juries are pulled from the district of the court, not necessarily the same
county, meaning that jurors will be more diverse than in state court.
- Federal sentencing guidelines, not state sentencing, govern your punishment,
which are oftentimes more severe.
If you have found yourself facing federal criminal charges or
federal drug crime charges you need an experienced San Antonio federal criminal defense attorney
to give you your best chance of being released on bond and increase your
chances of beating the case.
The experienced legal team at The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr. is highly knowledgeable.
Contact Us at our San Antonio office today! (210) 787-2842