There are many important differences between defending criminal charges in the state system and those charged in one of Indiana's U.S. District Courts. One of the most important differences relates to the way criminal cases begin in the different systems. State criminal cases usually originate after an arrest, while most of the investigative work in a federal prosecution occurs long before an indictment is returned or the suspect is taken into custody.
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If you become aware that you are the target of a federal investigation, or if you need to provide documents or appear before a federal grand jury, contact a Franklin criminal defense lawyer at the firm of Andrew S. Roesener, Attorney at Law. We offer free initial consultations in all criminal matters, and the advice you receive in the formative stages of a federal case could have a major effect on your outcome.
In most situations, early engagement with the U.S. Attorney's office leading the investigation is essential to protecting your interests, but this is not something you should try to do on your own. In fact, the balance of power turns in your favor as soon as the federal prosecutors know that you are represented by counsel.
Our law firm's advice during the grand jury investigation, after the return of an indictment, and throughout the pretrial and trial phases of a federal case can help you avoid exposure to the most serious potential charges, develop an effective trial strategy, and get a head start on critically important sentencing issues if there's no way to avoid punishment completely.
Defense of Drug Crimes and Financial Fraud Charges in Indianapolis
Examples of the different federal criminal charges that we handle include:
- Drug crimes: felony possession, distribution, trafficking, manufacture or cultivation
- Fraud crimes, including insurance fraud, financial institutions fraud, health care fraud or bankruptcy fraud
- Sex crimes, especially those involving child pornography or Internet solicitation of minors
- Weapons offenses, including firearm possession by a convicted felon
- Public corruption cases involving bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud or unlawful contracting practices in public agencies
- Conspiracy or money laundering charges related to any other offense
For additional information about the best ways to meet and resolve the challenges presented by federal investigations and prosecutions in central and southern Indiana, contact the law firm of Andrew S. Roesener, Attorney at Law, in Franklin.