Whether an alleged crime will be pursued in the Louisiana court system or in the federal court system is of critical importance. The procedures, laws and practices differ at the state and federal level. As this blog reported in a previous post, an alleged crime may be a crime at both the state and federal level, but whether prosecutors pursue charges at the state or federal level depends on a number of factors.
A prosecution by the federal government could potentially be an intimidating occurrence. The federal government has extensive resources to pursue federal charges against a defendant.
Therefore, it is of the utmost important for a person facing federal crime allegations that he or she has an attorney who has the resources, experience and knowledge to defend against such charges. It is essential for an attorney to be familiar with federal sentencing guidelines, federal criminal procedure, as well as the intricacies of federal criminal offenses.
Federal sentencing guidelines require consideration of specific factors and recommend particular punishments depending on the crime. Discussion with an attorney about how these guidelines may affect an outcome in a particular case may be of assistance.
The attorneys of Hymel Davis & Peterson have experience defending clients accused of federal charges. The firm's plethora of legal resources and attorneys' many years of trial experience have led to efficient and successful outcomes for clients.
The attorneys of Hymel Davis & Peterson focus on complex white collar crimes. They have experience defending clients accused of environmental crimes, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, tax fraud, as well as those facing internal corporate investigations.
To find out more about federal criminal charges and criminal law in general, visit our webpage.