Steps to Take if You Are Accused of a Federal Crime

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STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU ARE ACCUSED OF A FEDERAL CRIME

Are you aware of the steps to take if you are accused of a federal crime?  Have you been accused of committing a federal crime? Federal crimes are handled by federal prosecutors under the United States Federal Court System. There are several steps that you must take if you are accused of committing a federal crime to protect your legal rights. Following this advice can help ensure that you receive the best possible outcome in your case.

FEDERAL CRIMES

There are several criminal allegations that are handled in a federal courtroom, and for which it is best to find a top federal criminal defense lawyer. These include crimes that violate US penal codes and/or that are committed across multiple jurisdictions.

EXAMPLES OF FEDERAL CRIMES:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Robbery
  • Sex Crimes
In a free consultation, federal crime lawyers Gallian Firm LLC can explain that misdemeanors and state felonies may also be enhanced to federal crimes depending on the circumstances in the case.

1.) REMAIN CALM AND COMPLY WITH LEGAL PROCESSES

Steps to Take if You are Accused of a Federal Crime

Choosing to remain calm is the most important thing that you can do if you are facing accusations of a serious federal crime. Anxiety can lead to rash decisions. Rash decisions can lead to unintentional and self-incriminating actions that can be damning in a court of law.

2.) REFUSE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

Detectives are exceptional skilled at obtaining information that could be incriminating in the courtroom. Refuse to speak with law enforcement detectives, in person or over the phone, without the guidance of a criminal defense attorney. Detectives may attempt to convince you that refusing to answer their questions is an admission of guilt. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, 25% of the people who are wrongfully incarcerated in federal prisons are a result of false confessions obtained during an interrogation. Refusing to answer detective questions is important regardless of whether or not you committed a crime. This decision is part of your legal rights and protects you from revealing any potential self-incriminating information.

3.) DO NOT DISCUSS CRIMINAL ALLEGATIONS WITH ANYONE

Do not discuss the details of the criminal charges that you are facing with anyone, including your friends, employer, even your spouse. This will protect both you and your loved ones in the courtroom.

4.) CONTACT A FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Convictions for federal charges are significantly harsher than state level offenses. Contact an Experienced federal criminal defense attorney skill to defend you in a federal courtroom.

5.) BE HONEST WITH YOUR LAWYER

It is crucial to your case that you are honest with your lawyer. Your federal defense lawyer is not concerned about whether or not you committed the crime. Your lawyer is dedicated to building a case and fighting for your rights in a court of law. Be honest with your lawyer about any and all evidence that could exist in your case. This will prevent any surprise knowledge from being revealed that could destroy your defense case.

CONTACT GALLIAN FIRM, LLC

Protect yourself by hiring a federal criminal attorney from the start. Contact Gallian Firm, LLC today and allow an experienced federal defense lawyer to begin building a case.