Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Federal crime charges are handled differently and separately from state charges. Major differences include harsher prison sentences and fines, if convicted, and are a more timely process such as months or years. For these reasons and more, it is imperative to have an experienced federal criminal lawyer if you are under investigation.
Individuals under investigation for federal crimes need capable representation from a federal 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 testify in a grand jury hearing as a witness in a proceeding.
Through discussions with the prosecutor, your federal criminal defense attorney may be able to help you avoid being indicted or else convince the prosecution to charge you with a lesser crime. Under no circumstances should you provide information to investigators or appear before a grand jury without legal representation. Whenever possible, the attorneys seek to obtain a dismissal of a federal charge or victory at trial. 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
- White Collar Crimes (bank, 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 the 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.