Irving Federal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing a criminal accusation that the problems you are dealing with could leave you confused and unsure what do. Depending on the charges against you, you may be being charged state or federal court. If you are facing a federal matter, then your situation is likely to be particularly serious. The potential outcome and penalties you face will vary greatly depending on whether you are facing a state or federal prosecution.

In the Irving or Dallas area you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm. Criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby is knowledgeable regarding federal law, and experienced with conducting defense for his clients in federal court cases. With two decades of experience practicing law in this area and as a former trial attorney with the District attorney’s office he has the experience you need by your side to get you the outcome you desire.

Sentences and consequences in a federal court are much harsher for several reasons. One of them is that the judge is constrained by federal sentencing guidelines, and does not have as much leeway for leniency as his of her equivalent state counterpart. The consequences are not simply limited to the sentence imposed, if your sentence is given by state court then you might be paroled after serving a few years of the sentence. In the federal system however parole has been abolished and you will serve 85% of any sentence handed down.

Federal crimes are crimes committed either on federal property, or one that federal government has enacted legislation against. These types of crimes are investigated by government agencies such as the FBI, CIA, ATF, DEA, IRS, etc. Generally if the crime you are accused of took place on federal property such as an airport, federal government building, or other, involve an agency like the United States Post Office or the Inland Revenue service and if the crime involved crossing state lines you will find yourself in federal court.

Remember in federal court unlike state court you are not simply defending yourself against local law enforcement powers, but are facing the power of the United States government. Your chances in federal court of securing a win are already less than in the equivalent state court, to give yourself fighting chance you need the help of seasoned federal court defense attorney Mike Goolsby.

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. Delay can make your chance of a successful outcome more difficult. Federal government and their prosecutors have considerable resources and are committed to achieving a conviction. Protect yourself by calling The Goolsby Law Firm today, complete confidentiality and discretion is assured.