For Arizona residents, being charged with any crime can derail your future, damage your reputation, and leave you fearing that you’ll end up behind bars.
Many different types of conduct are illegal under Arizona’s penal code, with offenses ranging from serious crimes such as homicide, kidnapping and sexual offenses to more minor crimes such as petty larceny for which jail time can usually be avoided.
Finding the right attorney to defend you when you’re facing charges will require an understanding of the nature of your offense and will necessitate finding an attorney with knowledge of the state’s penal code and a history of successfully representing people accused of similar crimes.
While facing charges under Arizona’s penal code is serious, there is a situation where you face legal troubles that are even more grave: when you are charged with a federal offense. When you are charged with a federal crime, not every Arizona defense attorney can represent you as not all attorneys are allowed to practice in federal courts. Further, not every defense lawyer has the knowledge or experience to go up against the feds when they are pressing charges against you.
LV Criminal Defense is here and ready to help. Our federal criminal defense team has a long and successful track record of representing Arizona residents accused of federal offense. We not only know and understand the laws found in the federal penal code, but we also have successfully represented defendants accused of even some of the most serious federal offenses related to terrorism, sex trafficking across state lines, and more.
When you need an attorney who can go head-to-head with federal prosecutors, who can advise you when the FBI is investigating you, and who can advocate aggressively for you throughout your involvement with the federal criminal justice system, you need help from LV Criminal Defense.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
A federal criminal defense attorney at LV Criminal Defense can provide representations to Arizona defendants facing a wide variety of different federal charges including, but not limited to:
In many circumstances, penalties for federal offenses can be much more serious than the penalties for similar crimes if those crimes were prosecuted on the state level. Penalties can also be harsher than many people would expect. For example, mail fraud may seem like it is not a very serious offense, but using the postal service in any capacity in furtherance of a fraud offense or a swindle could result in penalties up to 20 years imprisonment or penalties up to 30 years imprisonment if a financial institute is defrauded.
Because penalties can be much worse than you expect, you can never afford to take any federal criminal charges lightly. If you have been accused of any federal offense, no matter how minor, or if you are under investigation associated with any federal crime, you need to get the right legal advice.
A federal criminal defense lawyer at LV Criminal Defense can provide personalized one-on-one help as you fight charges associated with a federal offense you have been accused of committing. We can help you from day one, as soon as you come under investigation. In fact, you should never allow the FBI or other federal investigators to question you, even as a witness, because you could fall into a perjury trap and end up being charged with perjury even if you are not charged with an underlying crime.
Our legal team will advise you on what questions to answer, when to assert your constitutional rights, and how to protect yourself during an investigation. We can also conduct our own investigation to help you introduce reasonable doubt about the evidence against you or to help discover defenses you could raise to serious accusations.
When I initially met with Mr. Wooldridge, he took the opportunity to sit and go over my problem with me. He described details in my case which he found disturbing and explained why he I should have him on my side.
In light of the evidence against you, our federal criminal lawyers will help you evaluate whether you should try to negotiate a plea deal or fight charges. Federal prosecutors often threaten to charge you with serious crimes carrying harsh mandatory minimum penalties in order to try to get you to plead guilty. An attorney can help you to make certain you have a full understanding of the case against you so you can make the right choice for your situation.
If you decide to negotiate a plea agreement, our legal team is made up of experienced negotiators who can help you to get charges reduced or get penalties reduced so you get the best deal possible and minimize the potential consequences of a guilty verdict.
If you want to fight for acquittal, we’ll aggressively represent you in court during pre-trial proceedings and a criminal trial. We’ll work hard to get evidence suppressed if it was obtained unlawfully and will assist you in crafting a defense strategy and presenting your case appropriately in court.
Remember, we don’t have to prove you are innocent – you can get a not guilty verdict simply by introducing reasonable doubt as to your guilt
LV Criminal Defense has helped many clients in Arizona to avoid conviction for a federal offense and to stay out of federal prison or to reduce the penalties that could result from conviction. We know how important your case is and we have the necessary experience representing clients within the federal criminal justice system to fight for you.
To find out more about the help and support we can provide, give us a call today.