Skilled Federal Criminal Defense Representation
Federal criminal charges can have life-changing consequences, including lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and a permanent criminal record. The federal criminal justice system is vastly different from the state system, and navigating the system on your own can be incredibly challenging. If you have been charged with a federal crime, it is important to hire an attorney who understands the nuances of federal court.
At Stacer, PLC, we are committed to protecting your rights, your future, and your freedom when facing federal charges. With law offices in Plymouth, we provide experienced federal criminal defense representation to clients throughout Michigan.
Skilled Representation at Any Point in the Federal System
Founding Attorney Andrew D. Stacer has successfully handled a broad range of federal criminal matters, including:
- Federal drug crime charges;
- Weapons violations;
- And more.
Our team is prepared to help you navigate the legal process, guide you on the best strategy for your defense, and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
Higher Penalties for Federal Criminal Convictions
Federal criminal convictions carry higher penalties than state-level crimes for a variety of reasons. For one, the federal criminal system handles a smaller number of cases than state courts, which means that federal prosecutors can focus their efforts on only the most significant offenses. As a result, federal criminal charges often involve more severe crimes, such as drug trafficking, financial crimes, and white-collar offenses.
Additionally, federal criminal law has different sentencing guidelines than state-level law. Federal judges are required to adhere to these guidelines when imposing sentences, which can result in much harsher penalties for federal offenses. These guidelines will take into account the severity of the crime, your criminal history, and other factors that may impact your case. Therefore, even low-level offenses can carry significant prison sentences, fines, and other penalties.
Defend Yourself Early and Effectively
Federal prosecutors have vast resources at their disposal, and they are often aggressive in pursuing convictions. As such, they devote extensive resources to criminal investigations. If you have been charged with a federal crime, it is likely you have already been under investigation for some time.
For this reason, it is important to start building your defense as soon as possible — even if charges have not yet been filed. If you believe you may be the target of a federal criminal investigation, talk to an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Talk To a Lawyer Who Knows the Federal System
At Stacer, PLC, our team of federal criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to investigate your case thoroughly, analyze the evidence, and build the strongest defense possible against these serious charges. We can represent you at any point in the process, including pre-indictment issues, grand jury investigations, federal criminal trials, appeals, and sentencing hearings.