Atlanta Federal Crimes Attorney
Providing Expert Georgia Criminal Defense for Over Two Decades
Federal criminal charges are serious, coming with severe penalties. Individuals facing federal charges must deal with the reality of a a long prison sentence and severe financial penalties. If convicted, these crimes stay with you for the rest of your life and harm future employment opportunities, limit your housing options, trigger the loss of professional licenses, and may even harm your reputation in the community.
Handling criminal cases in federal court is often more complex and demanding than handling state-based criminal charges. While judges in federal courts are no longer required to follow sentencing guidelines, most still do and end up issuing harsh sentences to the accused. No one should walk into federal court and face the full resources of the federal government alone.
An aggressive, strategic and charismatic attorney can make a positive difference in a federal crime case. Even when a plea bargain is the goal, preparing legal technicalities for argument and navigating the complex procedure in federal court requires tremendous legal experience.
Don’t face the government alone. Contact the experienced Atlanta federal crimes attorney at Abt Law Firm, LLC today at (678) 582-2272.
The FBI, DEA, ICE, IRS, ATF, Secret Service, and other federal agencies investigate federal crimes. The first appearance in court before a federal judge is the arraignment. Here, the court may set bail or the court may pick a later date to hear argument from both sides as to whether the defendant should be granted bond. Other early hearings allow the defendant to argue legal technicalities and other motions before trial.
Our law firm has experience in federal criminal cases including:
- Drug charges
- Sexual offenses
- White collar crimes
- Firearms charges
Once contacted by federal law enforcement agents, it is important to remain silent. The right to remain silent always exists, but you do not have to be notified until AFTER the arrest. A common law enforcement tactic is to talk to the suspect to obtain damaging statements before the arrest. This is legal and can be used against you in court. Agents often ask leading questions that are designed to make the suspect sound like he is admitting to a crime. If you believe you are a suspect in a federal criminal investigation, contact a federal criminal defense attorney immediately. Do not speak to a federal law enforcement agent without a lawyer.
It is very important to hire an attorney licensed in federal court for federal charges. Many attorneys help in the initial phases that are not licensed in federal court and are unable to continue the case once it reaches a certain point. This can mean a change in strategy as well as delays. At the Abt Law Firm, LLC we have handled federal cases throughout many jurisdictions in the United States.
For more information on federal criminal defense, please call us for a free consultation at (678) 582-2272.