A Louisianan who has been charged with a crime may be in shock. It is quite possible that he or she had no idea that prosecutors were even conducting an investigation. Prosecutors may have compiled extensive evidence and be prepared to move quickly while, at the same time, an individual is reeling from the discovery that he or she is now under investigation as an alleged criminal.
The process for charging an individual with a federal crime can be complex and involved, as this blog reported in a previous post. The process may involve the convening of a grand jury, at which point an individual may begin to learn more about what evidence criminal activity prosecutors believe they have.
It is not wise for a Louisianan to navigate the federal criminal process alone, from the early stages of investigation all the way through trial. The attorneys of Hymel Davis & Petersen are expert criminal defense attorneys, helping defend Louisianans against all types of federal charges. In fact, the firm was founded by former federal prosecutors. This background has given the attorneys specialized knowledge that is invaluable to their clients. The attorneys are intimately familiar with the federal legal system, including all manners of procedural and sentencing matters. Defending against a federal crime is not the same as defending against a state crime, and the experience the firm's attorneys have benefits their clients immeasurably.
For additional information about the services that the attorneys of Hymel Davis & Petersen can offer Louisianans, whether a person is being investigated for a federal crime or has already been charged with one, please visit the following webpage.