Champaign County, Illinois Federal Offenses Lawyer
The federal government runs its own criminal justice system, complete with its own laws and rules governing criminal procedure. If the feds have opened an investigation into you, you need an experienced attorney by your side to ensure your rights are fully protected. This is not the time to hire someone fresh out of law school or roll the dice with an overworked public defender. So much is at stake—including possibly decades in a federal penitentiary.
Patel Law, PC has defended many people accused of federal crimes. Our founder has tried over 100 felony trials to verdict and serves on the panel for the U.S. District Court, which is where local federal cases are prosecuted. Our law firm can immediately defend you against any federal charges. Contact a Champaign County, Illinois federal offenses lawyer today to learn more about what services we can provide.
Federal Crimes We Have Defended
The federal criminal code runs to thousands of pages and includes countless offenses. However, we have most often defended people accused by the federal government of:
- Drug offenses
- Drug conspiracy
- Money laundering
- Weapons offenses
- White collar crime
- Public corruption
- Securities fraud
- Tax fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- RICO violations
We approach each case individually and only raise defenses that are supported by the facts. Prosecutors have the same burden in federal court that they do in state court; they need to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt to obtain a conviction. They also cannot use unduly prejudicial evidence or hearsay testimony to convict you. Additionally, defendants have the right to a jury trial made up of members of the public.
Federal trials have their own wrinkles, however, usually affecting courtroom procedure. An experienced attorney can explain how to best defend you in federal court and how to use these rules to your advantage.
Federal sentencing guidelines are different from those in Illinois state court. Many factors go into your sentence, and an attorney can make a critical difference at each stage. Federal sentences tend to be harsher than in state court, so bringing an appropriate defense is critical.
Our federal offenses lawyer can also help clients get released on bail so they can continue to work as they await their trial. This minimizes disruption in their lives, especially if they are acquitted or have the charges dropped.
Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation
Patel Law stands ready to defend anyone accused of federal offenses. Our law firm has the skills you need during a federal investigation. As soon as you suspect investigators have you in the crosshairs, please contact us today. Many defendants make simple errors during an interview or police visit to their home which later plays a large role in their conviction. We can ensure your rights are carefully protected during the investigation.
Our Champaign County, Illinois federal offenses attorney will review the charges, consider possible defenses, and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case—all in a confidential meeting.