Federal crimes are defined as those that result from a federal investigation or that happen on Reservation or national parkland. In Phoenix, Arizona, an experienced federal crime defense lawyer can help.
Because of their nature and/or the widespread incidence, most federal cases are very serious. A federal criminal lawsuit defense involves understanding complex laws and sentencing procedures.
To protect your rights throughout the prosecution and defend your innocence, you need a criminal defense lawyer with experience handling federal proceedings. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers at Ryan Garvey Attorneys can help.
Federal cases cover a wide range of crimes:
Cases may fall under federal jurisdiction when:
When you are looking for a lawyer to defend you against federal charges, you need one who has a specific skill set. These abilities include:
A: Many people don’t think that they need a lawyer until after they’ve been arrested. They mistakenly think that a lawyer can’t do anything for them until they are brought in on some sort of charge. This can be a critical mistake. Your rights don’t just begin when the case moves into the judicial system. You have rights throughout the legal process, including rights against self-incrimination and the right to remain silent. It’s also critical that you protect your right to protection from unlawful searches. Investigators are prohibited from detaining you without an arrest, meaning that you can leave during their questioning. Working with a criminal defense lawyer can help you protect all these rights. They can help during the investigation process and ensure that you aren’t subject to violations of these rights.
Additionally, working with a lawyer during the investigation can help your defense. Your lawyer will be able to begin their investigation at that time and start putting together a defensive strategy. Importantly, they can help ensure that you are able to preserve any counter-evidence and don’t accidentally get rid of something that may have been valuable to your case.
A: A strong criminal defense requires a lot of versatility on the part of a criminal defense lawyer. Every case is different and may require a different set of abilities. You need a lawyer with a wide range of skills. Some of the traits to look for include:
A: The specifics of how a case is defended will depend on the particulars of the case itself. However, it’s important to remember what burden is placed on the prosecution and what that means for the defense. To secure a conviction, the jury must be persuaded “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the defendant is guilty. That is what the prosecution must prove.
It also means that the defense must find a way to create a reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury. This is generally what defense lawyers attempt to do when they argue that their client didn’t commit the act in question. They may attempt to prove an alibi or attack the credibility of the prosecution’s evidence. In some select cases, the defense may be forced to admit that the act in question did occur, as the evidence is so overwhelming. However, there may be other defenses available that explain why it still doesn’t mean that the defendant is guilty of a crime. For instance, self-defense or entrapment defenses are based on these kinds of arguments.
A: If you are arrested, the police may attempt to coax a confession out of you. They will remind you of your Miranda rights, including the right to remain silent. It’s important that you take advantage of these rights. Ideally, say nothing at all until your lawyer arrives. It’s their job to ensure that you don’t mistakenly say or do something that may later be used against you. Therefore, you will want to call for a lawyer as soon as you are given the opportunity.
If arrested for or charged with a federal crime, an experienced Phoenix federal criminal defense lawyer at the Ryan Garvey Attorneys can help you fight heavy fines and/or federal prison terms. Call us at 602-296-3434. Offering free legal consultations for those who have been charged or accused of a crime in the state of Arizona.
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