Federal Court Criminal Defense

Federal Court Criminal Defense Attorney

Going up against the federal government is a scary and difficult task.  Federal court criminal charges are handled differently and separately from state charges.  Major differences include mandatory custodial sentences and harsher fines.  For these reasons it is imperative to have an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer if you are under investigation. 

If you are approached by federal agents or have received a “target letter” then you should contact a federal court criminal defense lawyer immediately.  Individuals under investigation for federal crimes need capable representation from a federal court criminal defense attorney.  Let Ketcham Law help you if you are a target for a potential crime or if the federal government has reached out requesting you to talk with them.

Through discussions with the US Attorney’s Office, your federal court criminal defense attorney may be able to help you avoid being indicted or convince the prosecution to charge you with a lesser crime. Under no circumstances should you provide information to investigators or federal  agents without legal representation. In some cases, it may make sense to seek a negotiated outcome, provided that your case would warrant a downward departure from the sentencing guidelines.

What is a federal crime?

Federal criminal prosecutors are highly aggressive and vigorously seek convictions and maximum penalties. Faced with the power of the government, you need an equally determined and energetic defense effort to have a chance at a good outcome. Ketcham Law defends the rights and freedom of clients accused of all types of federal crimes.  The below list of crimes involve criminal acts across state lines, thus qualifying them as federal crimes.

  • Drug Trafficking
  • Conspiracy
  • White Collar Crimes (bank fraud, mortgage, investment, wire, or mail fraud)
  • Firearm crimes
  • ICE or immigration cases
  • Money laundering
  • IRS criminal charges
  • Child Pornography

Contact an Alabama Federal Criminal Attorney

Immediate action with an experienced federal criminal attorney is imperative for understanding and protecting your rights.  Our Alabama federal defense attorney understands both federal law and court procedures and the knowledge to fight them if a case does proceed to court.  Contact Ketcham Law by calling 205-296-4233 to discuss your federal criminal charges and learn how our defense attorney can help you protect your freedom and your future.