FACING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Being investigated or charged with a crime by a federal agency is a frightening and often confusing situation. The Federal Government has an array of powerful investigative tools and plenty of resources that can be used to build a case against you, such as: Wiretaps, Pen Registers, Video and Surveillance.
The Federal Government typically uses task forces that combine law enforcement agents from federal, state and local authorities into a powerful prosecution team. In short, federal prosecuting attorneys have the power to bring tremendous resources against you, and they will not hesitate to do so.
Federal crimes either cross state lines, involve a federal agency (e.g., the post office, federally insured banks, the SEC and HUD) or involve the internet. The most common cases prosecuted at the Federal level include drug trafficking, bank robbery and internet pornography.
There are several factors that make federal criminal defense so daunting:
- § Federal sentences are severe, and there is no parole.
- § Federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents typically have far greater resources and experience than their state counterparts.
If you are facing potential federal charges, beware! The Feds have probably already accumulated evidence against you. They can take months or even years to prepare a case. By the time you are charged, they already have a head start on you. This makes it especially important to get your defense started by a federal attorney quickly.
THAT’S WHY YOU NEED A TOP ATTORNEY FROM THE HOPPING LAW GROUP WHEN YOU ARE FACED WITH FEDERAL CHARGES
First and foremost, you need an attorney with extensive experience in the federal criminal system. Ideally, your federal attorney should focus exclusively on criminal defense.
Second, you need a defense team, not just a single attorney. Your team needs to be thorough, fast and responsive. The feds almost always have a head start against you in case preparation, so your team needs to catch up quickly to level the playing field.
Federal criminal charges place you against the vast resources of the federal government. Moreover, federal district courts have strict sentencing guidelines that result in severe prison sentences without parole and with very little room for bargaining.
The key to a defense is strategy. Your defense team must out-strategize the feds. The feds have access to sophisticated investigative tools such as pen registers, wire taps, video and audio surveillance and informants to obtain evidence to build their case. With the right strategy and an aggressive approach, a skilled federal attorney can effectively neutralize any negative evidence the prosecution accumulates.
Federal cases often involve political or practical considerations that can be utilized to your advantage to settle the matter without a trial. However, if your case goes to trial, it is critical to have experienced trial attorneys ready to aggressively defend you. Because of the severe sentencing mandates in a federal district court, losing is not an option. You only get one chance to pick the right attorney to defend you.
The specific strategies that may be utilized depend on the specifics of your case. The Federal District Court System handles drug crimes, sex crimes, weapon cases and fraud.
The Hopping Law Group, PC was organized specifically to defend against difficult or complicated federal charges. We have the knowledge and experience to go head-to-head against the United States federal prosecuting attorney and win.
Our Federal Trial Attorneys are recognized as the best in the industry and have generated an impressive track record of excellent results. Our large network of attorneys collaborate and shares information in a “brain trust” of proven federal defense strategies. Our federal attorneys utilize skilled investigators, experts and specialists, and have the resources they need to get you the best possible case result.