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Learn your defense options for federal criminal charges

The reality of facing a federal charge is something that can hit you hard. When you are in this position, you need to realize that you have to work hard on your defense. The federal prosecutors have vast resources that they can draw from to build a case against you. This means that you have to put forth a good effort if you plan to present a defense.

Know what to expect if you are facing federal charges

The federal criminal justice system has some points in common with the district courts that hear state level cases. There are also some very noticeable and some not so noticeable differences. Learning about these points is crucial if you are facing federal criminal charges.

Death penalty handed down after mass shooting trial

Dylann Roof, the man who admitted to committing the mass shooting that killed nine people in a church, was recently sentenced to death. Roof opted to represent himself during the sentencing phase of the trial. He didn't fight against the death penalty at all. In fact, he didn't cross-examine any witnesses or make any coherent statements.

Child pornography sentence leads man to tears

A man who was convicted of possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography in May was sentenced last month to 12 years in prison. The man — a former Army colonel — cried when he heard the sentence. On top of the time in prison, he will have to serve 10 years of supervised release once he gets out of prison.

Federal criminal cases require intense concentration

Facing criminal charges of any type can affect your life. When those charges are federal charges, you are likely facing a very difficult battle. Federal prosecutors have experience and resources that make them formidable opponents in the courtroom. We know that you might be very concerned about the outcome of your case.

Federal firearm charges are serious matters

Firearms charges aren't ever something that should be taken lightly, especially when they are federal charges. A person who is a convicted felon who is found in possession of a firearm could face a 10-year prison sentence, according to the Offices of the United States Attorneys. In some cases, such as when the person has three violent felonies, a 15-year minimum sentence is necessary upon conviction.

Former rep cites high court ruling in bid to overturn conviction

Former Pennsylvania Democratic representative Chaka Fattah's attorneys intend to apply a critical Supreme Court decision responsible for the overturn of a bribery conviction for the former Virginia governor to Fattah's case, thereby delaying sentencing.

Defenses in federal court must be carefully considered

Federal charges are very serious matters that must be handled appropriately. In our previous blog post, we discussed the diversity of people who have been charged with child pornography on a federal level. All of those people had one thing in common -- they had to make decisions about how to handle their cases.

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