You never thought you’d find yourself in this position, but here you are. You are one of the many Michigan residents who is being investigated for a federal crime this year, and now, life as you know it is on the line. Thankfully, you have the right to pick who you want to represent you as you work your way through the investigative process and, if it comes to it, the federal criminal system.
A federal investigation takes time. There are a lot of people and agencies involved. It can be complex and confusing. You may feel you can make it through the investigation on your own. But you don’t have to, and you may benefit from having legal counsel on your side at this early stage. An attorney can help you protect yourself and your interests.
Your case may or may not go to trial
If ultimately charged with a federal crime, your case may or may not go to trial. Many federal criminal cases are settled long before they make that far. Prosecuting attorneys are often prepared to offer a plea agreement, the terms of which may be negotiable. A lot of time and money can be saved going this route. Of course, in some cases, going to trial better serves the interests of the accused.
Who you want in your corner
When choosing legal counsel, you want someone with vast experience fighting criminal cases at the federal level. Not all criminal defense attorneys have that experience. You want someone that understands what you stand to lose if you are convicted. You want someone who knows how to work with prosecuting attorneys to get you the best deal possible — if case dismissal is not an option. To learn more about how having an experienced federal criminal defense attorney on your side will prove beneficial to your case, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.