Chicago Federal Defense Attorney
Understanding Federal Charges
A federal crime can be defined as violating a law or statute enforced by the federal government, and will be prosecuted in federal court. Some laws are state laws, which are governed by state courts, but federal crimes are prosecuted by the office of the United States Attorney. The punishments can be extreme and you could be faced with a lengthy sentence in a federal penitentiary, depending on the severity of the circumstances, and for any chance of a favorable outcome, a skilled and knowledgeable attorney experienced in the complex defense of these charges will be needed immediately.
Why Choose The Toney Law Firm, LLC?
- The Toney Law Firm, LLC is extremely well versed and experienced in cases pertaining to criminal defense laws and procedures.
- The firm has successfully handled cases on both state and federal levels.
In order to fight such charges, it is best to discuss the matter with your attorney as soon as you know about an investigation or any allegations.
Do not speak to law enforcement, investigators or prosecutors without your lawyer present. Even if you believe that what you have to say will declare your innocence, many times clients can have a detrimental effect on their case if they are not protected by proper representation during questioning. It is also advised that you do not consent to any searches of your property without demanding a warrant and talking to your legal representative to guide you.
Common Federal Crimes
Federal prosecutors have enormous power and a large percentage of cases end up with a conviction. This is not a time to trust your fate to an inexperienced lawyer, as your future will fully depend on the outcome. The firm represents clients involved in a wide range of federal criminal situations including white collar crimes, drug crimes, DUI, violent crimes, fraud crimes, murder/manslaughter, counterfeiting, espionage, child pornography, rape and other sex crimes.
Penalties for federal crimes can include long-term incarceration, substantial fines and fees, mandatory supervised release, a negative impact on your legal record that may not be eligible for expungement, and for sex crimes, a lifetime of being ordered to register as a sex offender. The firm is prepared to provide relentless, creative and talented defense on your behalf and fight for your future freedom, livelihood and reputation.
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