Hiring a Federal Sex Crimes Attorney in Michigan
In federal sex crime cases, there is a lot on the line. No matter what specific charges you face, the fact that the federal government and federal agents are involved means you’re accused of a crime that could lead to life changing penalties. This could include huge fines, serious jail time, and lifetime sex offender registration.
As soon as you are accused of a federal sex offense, your instinct will be to fight back and clear your name as quick as possible. While that is the right attitude to have, it is crucial to keep in mind just how difficult it is to win your case without hiring an experienced federal defense lawyer on your side. Sex crime cases aren’t always about the facts – how you get those facts in front of the court is what matters. Agents may pick and choose from what you tell them to suit their case, and if you aren’t careful, even a solid argument could end up being used against you.
With your future at stake, why risk it? Our experienced team is always available to begin fighting for you or your loved one no matter who you are or what charges you face. Under the direction of experienced founding attorney Scott Grabel, our federal team has built up a reputation as some of the most aggressive and effective defenders in Michigan.
We know you have a lot of details to think through, and may already have been appointed an attorney. That is one of the reasons we offer free consultations – so you can find out more about the options available to you. Call our firm at 1-800-883-2138 and speak with a member of our federal sex crimes defense team.
Why Is My Case In Federal Court?
If you are facing a federal sex crime charge you probably are wondering what that means. Put simply, federal sex crime cases break federal law, rather than state law. Many offenses break both, but each government has separate laws to protect its citizens. Most often, federal cases have some interstate or international element, for example a conspiracy or network that goes beyond the borders of Michigan alone. Federal law also punishes exceptionally serious or expansive offenses. If you aren’t sure what kind of charges you face, it is important to contact a lawyer so that you know what regulations apply to your legal proceedings.
How Do I Hire a Federal Sex Crimes Attorney?
One of the best ways to judge a lawyer is by his or her results. If a lawyer doesn’t have a proven winning record, what will be different in your case? It is critical that you feel your lawyer is someone who you can trust to represent your best interests as well, and that you work with an attorney who you will be able to get ahold of whenever you have questions about your case. Choosing the right lawyer is often the most important aspect of your defense, so choose wisely.
What Is The Difference Between a State and Federal Charge?
The major differences in state and federal cases are: 1) different investigators, 2) different attorneys, 3) different laws/penalties, and 4) different courts.
Federal investigations are handled by federal agents, in sex crime cases usually the FBI. They are also handled by a U.S. attorney rather than a state prosecutor, and defense attorneys must be licensed to practice in federal court. As mentioned above, federal cases use federal laws, and the federal sentencing guidelines control penalties. Finally, federal cases are heard in federal courts. Federal courts are located throughout Michigan, though they employ federal judges and utilize the federal rules of criminal procedure, which may change some of the documents and deadlines your lawyer needs to deal with.
Our Approach to Federal Sex Crimes Defense
At Grabel & Associates, we know we can get you the best possible result because we have succeeded in countless past cases just as complex and serious as yours. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing the wrongly accused, and will do whatever it takes to get you the outcome that best aligns with your case goals. Additionally, we are available 24/7 so that you can always get in touch – we’re even available right now for your free consultation. Contact us to learn more.
Contact Grabel & Associates for Federal Sex Crimes Defense
Call 1-800-883-2138 or contact us online now to connect with one of our case analysts and let us provide you with the information you need to make a decision on hiring a federal sex crimes attorney.