Defending Your Rights in Federal Court
Although most Texas criminal cases are filed in state court, a select number of cases are filed in the federal criminal justice system. Charges brought in federal court generally involve the most serious crimes, such as murder, drug-related offenses, and white collar crimes. In general, federal convictions usually result in longer prison sentences and harsher penalties than those imposed by state law.
Being charged with a crime in federal court can be an intimidating experience. Government prosecutors have tremendous resources at their disposal. It is common for federal cases to involve detailed investigations conducted by federal agencies, such as the FBI and DEA. These agencies often use advanced evidence gathering techniques, such as wiretapping, computer tracking, and surveillance. Additionally, they may work with informants prepared to testify that you committed a serious crime. Armed with this kind of evidence, federal prosecutors are known to aggressively pursue convictions.
Despite its size and resources, however, the federal government is not immune from mistakes. Botched investigations can lead to acquittals and reduced charges. Informants can be disqualified due to inconsistencies and unreliable character. Errors in the evidence collection process, such as contaminated DNA samples, can prove an accused individual’s innocence. If you are facing a federal criminal charge, you do not have to do it alone.
Experienced Federal Court Representation When You Need It
In addition to practicing in Texas state courts, I am licensed to practice in federal court. More importantly, I have defended countless clients accused of federal crimes, including drug trafficking, weapons offenses, financial fraud, and national security cases. As an experienced federal litigator, I know how to assemble an effective defense for high profile crimes.
Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Federal cases involve sentencing guidelines that impose mandatory minimum penalties on federal offenders. Because these guidelines are highly complex, you need a defense lawyer well-versed in the way case law, judicial discretion, and sentencing guidelines intersect.
Mark Diaz – Experienced Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced lawyer who focuses exclusively on defending criminal cases and who will aggressively protect your rights. Throughout my career, I have successfully handled every type of criminal defense case. More importantly, criminal defense is the only thing I do. I have witnessed firsthand how a criminal charge can negatively impact every area of a person’s life. As a lawyer, I consider it a privilege to help people during this stressful time in their lives. Call me today at (409) 515-6170 for a free consultation to discuss your case.