Sentencing mitigation is an extremely important tool for criminal defense attorneys. The sentencing phase of the federal criminal justice system can make convicted people feel like the system is stacked against them. The sentencing ranges under the guidelines are harsh, the law allows information that seems irrelevant to the underlying crime to be considered by […]
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Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Representing Clients in Charlotte
If you are facing federal criminal charges in Charlotte or any other city within the Western District of North Carolina, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced federal criminal defense attorney. The skilled federal criminal defense lawyers at Blue LLP work tirelessly for people charged with serious financial crimes and other federal offenses. We work with our clients every step of the way to defend criminal prosecutions investigated by law enforcement agencies that have unlimited resources. We have experience representing clients in federal court in the Western District of North Carolina and Charlotte. Contact one of our criminal defense lawyers today to see how we can help you.
Our lead federal defense attorney is experienced, and has represented clients at every stage of the criminal process. Additionally, our lawyers have substantial backgrounds in business, banking, and corporate governance, giving us broad experience to defend and advise our clients as necessary.
We have represented several clients in federal investigations, criminal prosecutions, and enforcement actions initiated by state and federal regulators. Among them have been the U.S. Department of Justice, the North Carolina Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission.
We routinely handle complex cases, including criminal prosecutions, that involve multiple parties and claims. As a result, our experience with large, complex cases helps us quickly marshal the evidence and discern provable facts from government theory and speculation.
If you need an experienced and skilled federal defense attorney who can help with your case in federal court in Charlotte, contact one of our federal defense lawyers today.
We Can Handle Federal Criminal Cases in Charlotte From Start to Finish
When someone is charged with crime in federal court, the charging document typically is a criminal complaint or an indictment. A criminal complaint is a sworn statement, filed by a law enforcement officer, that alleges that a suspect has committed a federal crime. the complaint is presented to a federal judge (often a U.S. Magistrate Judge) who makes a preliminary finding of probable cause and then issues a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. At that point, the defendant is entitled to a probable cause hearing, unless he or she is indicted by a grand jury beforehand.
Another way of charging someone with a federal crime is by way of a grand jury indictment. The grand jury receives evidence from a federal prosecutor and witnesses. If the grand jury determines that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed and the accused person is the one who committed the crime, it will return an indictment.
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In the federal system, a felony is a crime that can be punished by a term of one year or more imprisonment. Federal felonies are classified, in large part, by the severity of the offense. Class A Felonies A Class A felony is the most severe type of federal felony. These offenses typically involve violent […]
Every federal criminal statute has a statutory sentencing range. Sometimes an offense may not have a minimum sentence. But in other cases, the minimum sentence could be two, five, or ten years imprisonment. Likewise, some federal criminal statutes have maximum sentences that can range from anywhere from two years all the way up to life […]