Due to the serious nature of the crimes prosecuted in Federal Court and the lengthy sentences they carry, including mandatory minimum sentences in some cases, it is very important to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible, even before there is an indictment. This will enable me to start dealing with the assistant United States attorney.

Once there is an indictment hearing to determine if the defendant will be detained (in jail) or released and if so, with what bail or condition. Federal charges can include drug charges, child pornography, fraud, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, handgun violations and gun violations just to name a few.