Although many cases appear similar to those at the State level, Federal charges are inherently more serious. A crime that falls under the jurisdiction of the FBI, DEA, ICE, USPS or similar government agency carries hefty fines and tough minimum sentences if convicted. You are also facing government agencies and Federal prosecutors with unlimited resources. If you have been charged in Federal court, it’s imperative that you work with an experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorney. At The Onore Law Firm, we are ready and able to defend your rights from Federal prosecution.
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- Child Pornography
- Drug Trafficking
- Weapons Charges
- White Collar Offenses
Federal Charges Carry Harsh Sentences
In many ways, Federal prosecutions are fundamentally unfair. Federal judges have far less discretion than their State counterparts and sentences also tend to be much longer under sentencing guidelines. Under Federal rules, some sentences can also be enhanced if they occurred under certain circumstances. Put all this together and the only call you should make if arrested is to an experience criminal defense attorney.
Protect Yourself From Incrimination
If you have been charged or are the subject of a Federal investigation, the importance of retaining a criminal defense attorney immediately cannot be understated. Your very freedom is at risk from the moment investigators make contact. As an experienced Federal criminal defense law firm, we will take the reins and provide you with counsel about what information, if any, federal investigators are entitled to. It is common for innocent parties to want to cooperate. However, cooperation with law enforcement should be handled in an organized, lawful process that does not create misunderstandings. If Federal agents are focused on charging you, we may advise you to remain silent.
Work With A Fort Lauderdale Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Although Federal agencies and prosecutors have tremendous resources, charging you with a crime does not mean they will be able to get a conviction. The Onore Law Firm is fully prepared to challenge any evidence they can muster, from eye witness testimony to laboratory results. Prosecutors often offer plea agreements once their case weakens. But if they refuse to resolve the matter fairly, we’ll see them at trial. If you have been charged with a crime or are the subject of a Federal investigation, call The Onore Law Firm.