Federal Crimes

Orange County Federal Criminal Lawyer

Have you been arrested, charged, or under investigation for a federal offense? By retaining our office, you can ensure effective representation by a reputable and experienced Orange County federal criminal lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to explain your side of the story.

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Many attorneys do not practice in federal court. Namely because federal law carries different rules and procedure than California state court. Federal prosecutors are extremely sharp and have unlimited resources to ensure that charges ultimately lead to a conviction. The evidence is ordinarily voluminous consisting of reports from federal agents, audio and video recordings, and financial statements. Thus, it is important to select a federal criminal defense attorney who can devote the time and resources to mounting your defense.

Federal Crimes

Overview of Federal Criminal Charges

All federal crimes are charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and typically by an indictment. An indictment is filed when the federal prosecutor presents their case before the grand jury who later concludes sufficient evidence warrants a suspect to be charged. Once an indictment is filed, a defendant makes an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. The magistrate judge assigns the case to a district court judge for trial within 60 days of the defendant’s initial appearance. Federal charges usually result from an investigation by the FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS, or even local police. Ordinarily, large scale cases reach the federal system such as arms dealing, drug sales consisting of large quantities, and financial crimes in the millions of dollars.

Early Intervention by Experienced Orange County Federal Criminal Lawyer

Early intervention by an experienced Orange county criminal lawyer could mean the difference of a prison sentence or walking away from ever being charged. It’s common for federal agents to question a potential defendant and perhaps offer leniency in exchange for their assistance. You must speak with an attorney beforehand to ensure that you do not reveal incriminating information and structure negotiations with prosecutors so that you ultimately receive a lenient sentence or avoid criminal charges altogether. Furthermore, our office will conduct our own independent investigation to ensure that all evidence is collected prior to being lost or destroyed with the passage of time.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

A federal sentencing hearing is arguably one of the most important hearings in a criminal case. The appropriate sentence in the eyes of the court is usually determined by the suggested guidelines by the federal sentencing commission. With the right attorney, a defendant could argue for a substantially lesser sentence below the suggested guidelines by articulating your background, character, criminal history, your ability to reform and re-enter society. Additionally, someone may be eligible for sentencing reductions if certain factors are present. A lawyer unfamiliar with the sentencing guidelines could unfortunately expose their client’s to substantially more punishment than necessary.

Who We Defend in Federal Court

We have successfully defended our clients who unfortunately find themselves within the federal criminal system. Our clients include police officers, college professors, attorney’s, medical doctors, and military personnel. We strive to achieve noteworthy results for every client and expend the time and resources to ensure each client receives an effective defense.

Contact an Experienced Orange County Federal Criminal Lawyer

While most lawyers are competent to handle basic criminal matters, it is much different within the federal court system. Retaining the wrong lawyer could result in greater punishment than necessary. Contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to speak with an effective and experienced Orange County federal crimes attorney who routinely handles federal criminal cases. The government will utilize all its resources to ensure a conviction. Consequently, retaining the right lawyer to defend you is one of the most important decisions you can make. Give us a call to a schedule a free consultation. We want to hear your side of the story.

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Law Offices of John D. Rogers
4000 MacArthur Blvd. East Tower Suite 615
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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