Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Aid Michigan Clients
Metamora attorneys represent individuals in U.S. District Courts
People not familiar with the criminal justice system might not understand the major distinction between state and federal prosecutions. If you’re accused of a crime in federal court, it is vital to hire an attorney who is well acquainted with federal practice. The attorneys at Kohl, Harris, Nolan & McCarthy, P.C. in Metamora are proven criminal defense litigators who are familiar with U.S. District Court procedures and judges. One key difference between the federal and state systems is that federal prosecutors have many more resources at their disposal, even potentially the FBI. Another difference is that state court judges usually have more leeway during sentencing, while most federal judges must work from rigid sentencing guidelines.
Firm takes on cases involving white collar crimes and drug trafficking
A criminal case might be tried in federal court because the statutory violation involved interstate activity or occurred on federal land. Types of allegations that are frequently adjudicated in U.S. District Court include:
- White collar crimes — Embezzlement, money laundering and other white collar financial crimes usually require interstate transactions and computer networks that bring these cases under federal law. U.S. Attorneys have extensive resources to conduct detailed investigations, so you should consult with a qualified criminal defense lawyer immediately. We have the capability and experience to defend clients effectively in even the most sophisticated matters.
- Drug trafficking — Federal and state laws relating to controlled substances can be confusing and sometimes even contradictory. Prosecutions brought in federal court are very serious, and a conviction for drug trafficking or another charge could trigger a long prison sentence. These cases can turn on a misinterpreted conversation or evidence that was collected in an illegal search, so our diligent litigators take the necessary steps to build a formidable defense.
- Fraud — A defendant does not have to engage in a major nationwide scheme in order to be charged with a fraud crime in federal court. Just using the mail, telephone or an internet connection in order to perpetrate fraud opens the door to a potentially serious charge. Wire fraud and mail fraud counts are often included within prosecutions for other types of misconduct, such as bribery or embezzlement.
- Internet crimes — As many Americans conduct more of their daily routine online, allegations of purported internet crimes increase. Seemingly harmless communications might be twisted into something problematic. The law governing online activity is complex and subject to change at any time. Should you find yourself on the wrong end of an internet crime prosecution, we’ll outline the relevant law clearly and explain what options exist for your defense.
Whatever your case entails, we are prepared to provide the highest levels of representation and service during your federal court proceeding.
Contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney to set up a free initial consultation
Kohl, Harris, Nolan & McCarthy, P.C. advocates for Michigan residents who are facing a federal criminal investigation or prosecution. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call 810-212-5005 or contact us online. We are located in Metamora.