Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney  

Powerful Criminal Defense.  Call the Law Offices of Vernon Smith at 770-471-4040 today for your free consultation with a federal criminal defense attorney.

So, you have been charged with, or think you may be charged with, a federal crime.  What do you do?  There is an important truth behind the saying, “Don’t make a federal case of this.”  That is because federal crimes are often very serious, carrying a far greater risk that the person accused will be convicted and sentenced to a long period of incarceration.

You need an experienced aggressive federal criminal defense attorney in your corner.  This is true for several reasons:

First, federal law enforcement is famously efficient.   Once they decide to prosecute a case, they do not like to let it go.  Trying to navigate through a federal case without a proven federal criminal defense attorney is a dangerous undertaking.

Second, federal sentences are frequently extremely harsh.   In drug cases, for example, people charged with  possession with intent to distribute narcotics usually face a mandatory minimum sentence of five or ten years and sometimes even more.  In white collar cases, mandatory minimum sentences can also apply. People convicted of fraud often face double digit sentences depending on the amount of the “intended loss.”

This is not to say that federal charges are hopeless.  They absolutely are not.  Experienced federal criminal defense lawyers can make a huge difference in the outcome of a case.   Many seemingly hopeless cases can be resolved successfully by a federal criminal defense lawyer before trial.    Others can be won at trial or in such a way that a lenient sentence results.

We are federal criminal attorneys that represent individuals in various types of federal criminal cases.  We have extensive experience in state and federal courts.  Our success record speaks for itself.

If you have been charged with a federal crime or are being investigated by law enforcement, allow us to represent you through what can otherwise be a difficult experience. 

Contact The Law Offices of Vernon Smith at (770) 471-4040, or send us a message.

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