Guiding You Through Federal Criminal Charges
Federal crimes are serious offenses that can have far-reaching consequences. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side.
At Harwell Legal Counsel, our team has the skills to help you navigate the complex landscape of federal criminal offenses.
Federal crimes are offenses that violate United States federal laws rather than state laws. These offenses are investigated and prosecuted by federal agencies and often carry severe penalties upon conviction. Understanding the nature of federal crimes is crucial when facing such charges.
Jurisdiction Of Federal Courts
Federal crimes fall under the jurisdiction of federal courts. These courts handle cases that involve violations of federal laws or crimes that occur across state lines. The processes and procedures in federal court differ significantly from those in state courts, emphasizing the need for skilled legal representation.
Common Types Of Federal Crimes
Federal crimes encompass a wide range of offenses, including but not limited to drug trafficking, white collar crimes, immigration violations and cybercrimes. Each type of federal crime has unique elements, penalties and legal nuances.
Investigations And Grand Juries
Federal investigations often involve federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI, DEA or IRS. These investigations may include surveillance, interviews and the collection of substantial evidence. Additionally, federal cases may be presented to a grand jury, which decides whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial.
Differences From State Criminal Cases
Federal criminal cases differ significantly from state cases in terms of jurisdiction, penalties and procedures. Federal sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimum sentences and the federal court system’s intricacies make it imperative to have skilled federal criminal defense attorneys on your side.
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Federal crimes are subject to sentencing guidelines that dictate the range of penalties for each offense. Understanding these guidelines and their application to your case is essential for mounting an effective defense strategy.
Defending Against Federal Charges
Successfully defending against federal charges requires in-depth legal knowledge, experience and a strategic approach. Our lawyers at Harwell Legal Counsel will thoroughly analyze your case, challenge the government’s evidence and explore legal defenses to protect your rights.
Navigating Federal Legal Proceedings
Navigating federal legal proceedings can be daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with the federal court system. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you are well-informed and well-represented.
Call For A Free Consultation
If you are facing federal criminal charges, talk to the attorneys at Harwell Legal Counsel in Indianapolis. Our dedicated legal team is ready to provide you with the professional assistance you need. Contact us at 317-344-9085 or via our online form to schedule a free consultation and take the first step in safeguarding your rights and future in federal criminal cases. We handle state cases as well in Marion, Hendricks, Hamilton, Johnson and Hancock counties.