Being under investigation for any crime can be frightening, but the stakes are much higher if the federal government is investigating you or if you have been charged with any type of federal offense.
There are a number of reasons why it is much more serious for California residents to face federal charges than to be prosecuted for a state offense. Federal authorities have more resources to devote to investigations to prove guilt, and penalties are typically much more severe in circumstances where a defendant is convicted of a federal offense instead of being convicted in the state where he lives.
Federal prosecutors also frequently use the threat of mandatory minimum sentences to get defendants to admit guilt, regardless of whether those defendants actually did anything wrong, so you could find yourself pressured to acknowledge wrongdoing even when you’re innocent.
These are just some of the many reasons why you need to take federal charges very seriously. And, to do that, you will need to work with federal criminal lawyers who have the knowledge, skill and ability to fight charges against you and to help you get the most favorable possible outcomes. Not every attorney can represent clients in federal court or has the knowledge or ability to successfully provide such representation, so finding the right attorney can be the key to your future.
LV Criminal Defense can help. We have a long and successful track record of representing residents of California who have been accused of federal crimes.
We work closely with every client to evaluate the evidence and charges, understand the nature of the case, and develop a personalized defense strategy aimed at getting the best outcomes possible. To find out more about how our firm can help you, give us a call today.
Federal criminal defense lawyers at LV Criminal Defense provide representation to defendants accused of many different types of misconduct that could result in a conviction under the federal penal code. Some, but not all, of the cases that we handle include the following:
We also provide representation in many other circumstances where defendants in California have been charged with various federal offenses. Whether the crime you have been accused of is a very serious one that could result in life imprisonment or is a more minor offense that still could lead to prison time or a permanent criminal record, we will treat your case as one of grave importance because we understand that it is your future at stake.
When you trust us to protect your rights, we take that responsibility seriously and we put our extensive knowledge of the federal penal code to work for you.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Federal criminal defense attorneys at LV Criminal Defense are there for you at every step of your involvement with the federal criminal justice system.
Our legal team will help when you are under investigation so you don’t fall into a perjury trap and end up charged with lying under oath. Many federal investigators will ask difficult questions that put you at risk for prosecution for this offense. We can advise you on how to avoid incriminating yourself when talking with investigators and can launch our own investigation into the offense you’ve been accused of committing to gather evidence you can use to defend yourself.
If you have been charged, we’ll help you to better understand the accusations against you, the potential penalties, and what a prosecutor would need to prove in order to secure a conviction against you.
We can work closely with you to decide on the best legal defense strategy given the nature of the evidence against you. This could include trying to get charges dropped, going to court to try to get acquitted, or negotiating a plea agreement.
If you’ve decided to plead guilty, you may be able to reduce the potential penalties you face or even get the prosecutor to agree to bring lesser charges in exchange for an admission of guilt. LV Criminal Defense knows how federal prosecutors negotiate when it comes to plea deals and we will work with the prosecutor on your behalf to get the very best deal possible to minimize the consequences you could face.
Our legal team is also ready to go to court on your behalf. We know how to present evidence to introduce doubt into the minds of the jury as well as how to effectively prove affirmative defenses so you can avoid conviction. When your future is at stake, you need attorneys that know their way around the federal courtroom. Our attorneys have successfully helped many clients in California to be acquitted after presenting a strong case in court.
A California federal defense lawyer at LV Criminal Defense can provide the representation you deserve when your future is at stake. Our strong background in successfully representing California residents accused of federal offenses coupled with our extensive knowledge of the federal penal code ensures that your case is in the best of hands.
To find out more about the ways in which we can help you, give us a call today.