Federal Crimes

If you have been accused of a federal crime, working with an experienced attorney is critical to your successful defense. The consequences of a conviction are serious, so your Champaign criminal defense lawyer must be equally serious about your future.

Federal criminal defense attorney Baku N. Patel has defended numerous federal criminal cases and has tried over 100 felony criminal jury trials to verdict. He is certified by the Illinois Supreme Court as a member of the Capital Litigation Trial Bar in recognition of his years of criminal law experience and experience handling complex criminal cases.

As a panel member of the U.S. District Court, Mr. Patel is often appointed as legal counsel in complex federal criminal cases by U.S. Federal judges due to his unique federal criminal defense experience. In addition, he has been retained to defend complex federal criminal cases such as defending corporate directors in an environmental pollution case, multi-million dollar security fraud charges, and a very sophisticated real estate fraud case involving millions of dollars of property.

Types of Federal Crimes

Our firm represents people facing a broad range of criminal charges in the federal justice system by providing a strong federal criminal defense. These cases include:

  • Drug crimes
  • Weapons offenses/gun crimes
  • White collar crime:
  • Fraud
  • Drug conspiracy
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Securities violations
  • Public corruption

The Consequences of a Federal Conviction

Many people who have been accused of a federal crime worry about the harsh penalties they may face. While we cannot predict the future, we fight hard to minimize the consequences of a conviction. Our firm often begins by explaining in detail the federal criminal system and what a client can expect. For instance, there are a number of approaches to sentencing, and the law in this area has changed in recent years. Federal sentencing guidelines used to be mandatory, but now only serve as guidelines for judges to follow. Courts consider these guidelines as well as other factors when deciding the penalties for a crime. You must have a very experienced federal criminal defense lawyer to represent you due to the complexity of these types of cases.

Contact Us

If you are facing federal charges in Central Illinois, including Urbana and the surrounding communities, call the offices of Patel Law, PC to take advantage of a free initial case evaluation. Our firm works as a team to handle each case and maximize the client's defense. We will study every angle of your case to uncover misconduct or evidence to defend you from a wrongful conviction or harsh penalties. Contact our offices right away to get started and fight your federal criminal charges.