The Lansing federal crimes lawyers at Cronkright Law represent clients facing a criminal prosecution due to violating a federal law. If you are facing a criminal prosecution, it may seem like a daunting challenge. Many criminal defense attorneys avoid federal cases because they don’t understand federal practice, are not licensed to practice in federal courts, or simply find federal practice intimidating. When you retain counsel for yourself or a loved one, you should evaluate the attorney for experience and competence. Even with the best Lansing federal criminal lawyer, a federal prosecution can be challenging. You will want to retain the best attorney you can find and afford. If you need help with a federal prosecution, contact a Lansing federal crimes attorney at Cronkright Law for a free initial consultation.
Lansing Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Michigan federal courts are divided into two divisions, the Eastern Federal District Court and the Western Federal District Court. Federal prosecutions are handled by United States Attorneys, with most trials being handled by an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). The federal government has virtually unlimited resources to bring to bear against a criminal case defendant. Generally federal sentences are harsh compared to state court sentences for similar crimes. You do not want to be facing this system without the adequate representation of a Lansing federal criminal defense attorney.
The Lansing criminal defense lawyers represent clients in a variety of federal crime charges involving:
- Breaking and Entering
- Criminal Defense
- Cyber Computer Crimes
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Possession or Distribution
- Drunk Driving (DUI/DWI)
- Federal Gun Charges
- Federal Hate Crimes
- Gun or Weapon Charges
- Juvenile offenses
- Minor In Possession (MIP)
- Probation or Parole Violations
- Sex Offenses
- Speeding Tickets
- Traffic Tickets
- White Collar Crimes
Lansing Federal Criminal Lawyer
Typically, the federal government prosecutes between 60,000 and 80,000 people per year, along with a much smaller amount of corporate prosecutions. Drug Crimes form the largest category, but immigration charges, firearms violations, pornography and internet crimes and the various types of fraud charges round out the list. Together, these categories account for well over 80% of federal prosecutions. There are criminal charges mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but as a practical matter, the criminal code is established by Congress. Congress has enacted generally harsh sentences and there is an extensive array of mandatory minimum sentences and mandatory consecutive sentences that attorneys and defendants need to be aware of. Well over 90% of federal criminal defendants resolve their cases by entering into a plea agreement. A significant portion of defendants are represented by public defenders. The Lansing federal criminal lawyers at Cronkright Law do not handle court appointed cases, but offer free consultations to clients attempting to hire retained counsel. For experienced representation with a federal prosecution, contact a Lansing federal criminal attorney at Cronkright Law.