Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
The federal criminal system is very different from state criminal systems. If you face federal criminal charges, you need an attorney experienced in federal criminal defense. Not all criminal lawyers have this experience. Most may be good at what they do in state courts but they would not how to handle a federal criminal case.
Norman Spencer Law Group attorneys dedicate their careers to defending clients against federal criminal charges across the country. With special emphasis on white-collar, financial, and healthcare crimes, we have handled even the most complex federal matters at all stages from investigation to trial and appeal. If you need to speak to no-nonsense federal criminal lawyers who actually know what they are doing, Norman Spencer Law Group is your best choice!
What Makes These Cases Different?
The simple answer is that federal practice is just not the same as anything else. There are different laws, different rules, and completely different court proceedings. The federal sentencing process is completely different from the state process. It is a complicated area of law that requires serious understanding and experience that most lawyers lack.
Federal cases on average tend to be more serious than state cases. Federal crimes are more serious in nature and federal prosecutors mostly don’t busy themselves handling smaller, less serious matters. Serious criminal offenses carry higher penalties. As mentioned above, the federal sentencing process is completely unlike the state. Only federal judges have the final say whether the defendant will go to prison.
All this makes the federal criminal system a strange place for inexperienced lawyers. Only seek experienced federal defense practitioners when facing the federal government!
What Crimes Require a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney?
Federal crimes are any offenses listed by the federal criminal statutes. Obviously, violent crimes and drug crimes fall under this category. However, many, if not most commonly prosecuted federal criminal cases are so-called white-collar cases. White-collar crimes include financial and corporate crimes, tax crimes, and healthcare fraud crimes. Fraud crimes are numerous in nature and often fall under federal jurisdiction.
At Norman Spencer Law Group we focus on defending clients against all types of white-collar offenses and government investigations. Here are some of the examples of the cases we handle:
- Business and financial crimes
- Tax Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Immigration Fraud
- Fraud Against Government Programs
- International Extradition and International Criminal Law
Some federal criminal charges such as Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Conspiracy are recurring in many white-collar federal prosecutions. Our experienced federal criminal lawyers are experts in handling anything the federal government uses against you. No matter how complicated your matter may seem, we have handled similar cases before.
How to Find the Best Defense Lawyer
Anyone faced with the necessity of dealing with federal criminal charges wants the best lawyer to represent them. But how do you find which lawyer is best? How do you know the lawyer is best for you? The internet is full of law firm advertisements, and many claim they are the best. While there is no way to determine which firm is the best for you until your case is actually over, there are ways to tell which lawyers are probably better to stay away from. The following are the signs to watch for.
- The unreasonably high number of internet reviews compared to other firms (most criminal clients don’t like to leave public reviews)
- Bold promises (no lawyer should be promising clients any particular)
- Sleek marketing campaigns that look more like used car dealership ads than a serious attorney advertisement
- Claims that the firm employs former prosecutors. Some former prosecutors indeed make good defense lawyers, but the best defense lawyers are those who have perfected more difficult defense skills throughout their careers.
- Firms that claim to have offices around the country. That is often a marketing gimmick. Only very large firms have multiple offices in many cities. Smaller firms may have virtual offices. That means that your case may be farmed out to a local attorney who actually practices in your city.
Also, be aware of attorneys who use scare tactics to get business.
At Norman Spencer Law Group, you will be working with the one attorney assigned to your case. We don’t sugarcoat what we tell the clients, but we don’t use scare tactics either. We offer you a realistic picture of your situation and advise on the most optimal ways to solve problems.
Our main office is located in New York City, but we handle federal criminal matters across the country and even across the globe.
Our Federal Criminal Defense Team
Handling white-collar criminal cases often require the services of many professionals from various fields. We have forensic accountants, fraud examiners, former federal agents, and private investigators, and healthcare coding experts. For federal sentencing purposes, we team up with brilliant clinical and forensic mental health professionals and mitigation specialists, which can be very effective during sentencing.
We are accessible by phone and video. Just pick up a phone and call us or send us a message. We are here to help. If you are looking for competent and effective representation in your federal criminal case, we are your choice! Call us today to set up a consultation to see what we can do for you.