Allen Federal Defense Lawyer
Federal crimes are ones made illegal by the US government, or ones committed on federal property such as an airport or government building, or one involving an agency such as the US Post Office, IRS, or if your crime involved crossing state lines. If you find yourself accused of a crime covered by federal law, and are to be charged in federal court, your situation is extremely serious and you need a specialist federal law criminal defense attorney.
Not all attorneys specialize in federal law, or are equipped to defend you in federal court. In the Dallas and Allen area the best action you can take is to call The Goolsby Law Firm. With two decades of experience and as a former trial attorney with the District attorney’s office criminal defense lawyer Mike Goolsby has extensive courtroom knowledge that he will use to help you if you are facing charges of committing a federal crime.
If you are to be charged in federal court then you are facing a much more serious prospect that if you have to be charged in state court. Federal law covers activities that have been made illegal by United States Congress as crimes against the United States (as opposed individual states). The sentences imposed in this type of venue are very harsh indeed, judges have very little room for leniency and have to follow federal sentencing guidelines, impose minimum sentences, and other requirements. The prosecutors you will face are extremely experienced and aggressive and motivated to achieve a conviction, and if you have weak or ineffectual defense representation you can have a very difficult time in court.
Federal crimes that will see you being charged in federal court are those investigated by agencies such as the FBI, DEA, ATF and others. These federal law enforcement agencies have enormous budgets and seemingly unlimited resources to investigate you and achieve a conviction. They can mount investigations that may last months or even years. Crimes that can see you facing a federal court judge include but are not limited to, drug trafficking, extortion, mail fraud, tax evasion, possession transmission child pornography, a crime that crosses state lines, and many others.
The length of jail terms handed down by federal court can be very different to the ones handed out by state courts for similar types of crime. Federal court judges have their hands tied to a certain extent by federal sentencing guidelines, many crimes have a mandatory minimum sentence, and the judge’s ability to show leniency is severely limited. In addition to this if you are jailed by a state court you will be eligible for parole after a few years, in the federal system parole has been abolished and you will serve at least 85% of your sentence.
As you can see your liberty and lifestyle is at great risk if you are facing conviction under federal law. Regardless of the type of crime you are accused of, if you find yourself facing a federal charge you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm to arrange a free consultation immediately. The sooner you call the more chance we have to build a vigorous and strong defense for you. Call today, complete discretion and confidentiality is assured at all times.