Federal Crimes Require Experienced And Assertive Legal Defense

If you face federal criminal charges, your case will be heard in federal court and be handled by federal prosecutors. Every criminal charge is a serious matter, but federal charges, which include certain drug crimes, white collar offenses, child pornography, tax fraud and some firearms offenses, often come with stiffer penalties and more aggressive prosecution.

It is important to enlist the legal counsel of attorneys who have experience trying cases in federal court. At Macht & Schechet, PLLC, in Asheville, we have extensive experience defending people who face federal criminal charges.

Aggressive Prosecution Requires Equally Aggressive Defense

Typically, federal criminal cases involve federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Investigators and prosecutors at this level mean business. Often, they are in no mood to "go easy" on a defendant, and they are more than willing to go to trial in pursuit of a stern punishment.

It is critical that your lawyer has experience with aggressive prosecutorial strategies and is able to develop and present an equally aggressive defense on your behalf. This includes familiarity with complex and detailed forensic evidence that is often a component of these cases. We recognize when federal authorities overstep their rights and violate a person's constitutional rights. We will step in to prevent evidence that is improperly collected or seized from being presented at trial.

Sentencing in federal crimes is also different from sentencing in state criminal cases. Federal judges follow federal sentencing guidelines, which often include minimum prison sentences and longer sentences. The lawyer you work with will not only represent you at trial, but during sentencing as well. Here again, working with an attorney who has federal criminal court experience is a wise decision.

A Prompt Response Is Important

We provide knowledgeable and assertive defense to people in Buncombe County, Haywood County and across Western North Carolina who face criminal charges in federal or state courts. It is important to contact us as soon as possible after you are arrested — or even if you have only been questioned by law enforcement authorities.

Call 828-252-0002 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation. We can come to you if you are being held by authorities.