As a Miami federal criminal defense attorney, I have a tremendous responsibility that most people cannot even fathom. Knowing every detail of every client’s case, understanding every applicable criminal statute, and knowing the rules of evidence and procedure are all necessary to obtain the best result possible.
Common Cases Litigated in Federal Court Include:
- Asset Forfeiture
- Bank Fraud
- Trafficking Cocaine
- Health Care Fraud
- Identity Theft
- International Extradition
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage Fraud
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
- Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
- Possession of Child Pornography
My experience as a Miami federal criminal defense attorney has shown me that the public lacks an understanding about what happens in court. Frankly, it is not until a person is arrested, that they start to self-educate about the law.
The first lesson a person prosecuted in federal court must learn, is that federal prosecutions are a lot more complicated and often times includes much higher stakes than case prosecuted in State court. To be a successful Miami federal criminal attorney, a trial lawyer must practice on a much higher level of skill and professionalism than is found in state court.
There is no room for sloppiness or a lack of preparation.
This is due to three main factors:
- Federal cases tend to be much more complicated and serious than state cases.
- Federal law enforcement is better trained and better equipped than local law enforcement.
- Federal court has fewer cases than state court and is therefore able to give greater focus to each case.
At a minimum, your federal criminal defense lawyer should provide you with three main services:
- To defend you against the federal charges you are facing.
- To counsel you about your options and the law.
- To be your guide and personal representative through the system.
In the coming sections, I will discuss a host of different topics that relate to federal offenses and federal criminal defense. You may see some or all of the charges you or a loved one are presently facing. If so, I highly encourage you to read every page. Wrapping your mind around the issues help you understand the issues that will be affecting your case.