Certain offenses are prosecuted by the federal government via the United States Attorney, rather than in New Jersey courts or by local officials. Federal cases involve crimes in which the federal government has an interest such as those that cross state lines, or which involve federally regulated industries. Federal courts also have jurisdiction of offenses that occur on federal property or are committed against federal employees.
The federal system has different rules of procedure, rules of evidence, and sentencing guidelines than state courts. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable about this court system. It is important to have an attorney who can navigate this complex system.
Our lawyers are experienced in representing clients charged with federal crimes, but can also get involved before any charges are filed, when the government is still deciding whether to prosecute. Often, that can be the most important time to have an attorney, who can help steer the government’s decision-making.
Our trial attorneys have vast experience handling federal offenses including, but not limited to:
We make sure our clients are well informed about their case, and well advised about how to proceed.
We can discuss your case and choose the course of action that is right for you. Every case is handled in a confidential and discreet manner. To set up your free initial consultation, contact Benedict and Altman today.