Oklahoma Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Former U.S. Attorney
If you have been charged with a federal offense in Oklahoma, it is important that you contact a legal team with the right experience and expertise. Federal criminal charges can lead to serious ramifications for your personal and professional life. This could include fines, damage to your reputation, and a lengthy jail sentence.
Keeping these potential consequences in mind, you want to be prepared to defend your rights and resolve any legal battles with the best possible resources. When federal agencies (like the IRS, FBI, DOJ, ICE, etc.) present charges and gather evidence against you, your freedom and livelihood are at risk. Do not take any chances with these legal matters.
Instead, we recommend talking with someone from our law firm. Our team of federal defense lawyers and legal experts at The Criminal Defense Firm are ready to legally represent you in federal court. We offer legal services for defendants during their criminal trials. We also help you with the appeals process if this becomes necessary.
Federal Defense Cases Our Firm Handles
The Criminal Defense Firm aids clients across the country, including in various cities and townships in Oklahoma. We handle a range of federal defense cases and are dedicated to helping you through the legal process during this challenging time in your life.
Our team understands just how difficult it is to be the subject of a criminal investigation. Each case is handled by one of our lawyers who have extensive experience in federal court and federal criminal cases. After you get in contact with our firm, we will provide you with an attorney that will represent you and your interests properly.
Federal defense cases we handle could include:
- Bank Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Congressional Investigation Defense
- Criminal Copyright Infringement
- DEA Audit and Investigations
- Federal Drug Charges
- Federal Investigations
- Health Care Fraud
- White Collar Crime
- Tax Evasion
These are just some of the areas of criminal defense that our team can help you with.
Federal Criminal Charges are Severe
No one wants to deal with legal trouble, but if you do get charged with a federal crime, you need to know what you can do to mitigate these charges. Contacting our team at The Criminal Defense Firm is the first step we suggest taking in order to create a solid legal defense strategy.
Because you are under investigation by a federal agency, the consequences of prosecution are far harsher. The penalties for federal crimes can lead to longer imprisonment periods, heavier fines, and can even prevent you from entering certain career fields. In addition, the prosecution team you face will be comprised of U.S. attorneys that are appointed by the U.S. attorney general – lawyers with the resources of some of the most powerful law enforcement agencies in the world behind them.
Combating these legal challenges will not be an easy task. More importantly, you do not want someone unqualified to handle your federal prosecution. You have everything to lose when you are charged with a federal crime.
Only 2 percent of federal criminal cases go to trial, but over 83 percent of cases that reach court result in a conviction. Having the best federal criminal defense team you can find on your side is essential if you have been accused of committing a federal offense.
The Process of Federal Investigations and Federal Charges in Oklahoma
The prosecution of federal criminal charges and state criminal charges differ significantly. How your federal criminal charges are handled will depend on several factors. This includes the severity of the charges, as well as whether there are any aggravating factors or you have a criminal history.
In Oklahoma and many other states, once you are suspected of a federal crime, you will be thoroughly investigated. Federal agencies have the manpower, time, and financial resources to gather evidence against you. In some cases, these agencies spend years gathering evidence and building up their case before they end up arresting and charging suspected criminals.
This is why it can be so hard to win in federal court. However, an arrest or charge does not mean you are guilty. Our firm will fight for your rights throughout the legal process. You are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The federal criminal defense lawyers at The Criminal Defense Firm has a long track record of securing favorable outcomes in federal investigations and charges, including case dismissals, acquittals, and dropped charges.
The Federal Court System in Oklahoma
Oklahoma has three federal district courts. If you are charged with a federal crime in Oklahoma you will end up in one of these federal district courts:
All appeals for federal cases in these specific districts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Should an appeal from the District Court be necessary, our team of federal appeals attorneys can help.
Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Criminal Defense in Oklahoma and The Criminal Defense Firm
Why Should I Hire The Criminal Defense Firm?
The Criminal Defense Firm ensures that you have legal representation you can count on during your trial and appeals processes. Unlike most other law firms, we do not hand your case off to junior lawyers or paralegals. Instead, our firm makes sure your case is handled by senior trial attorneys with extensive experience in federal criminal defense.
We have years of experience in federal defense, and many of our attorneys and consultants previously worked within the Justice Department as prosecutors and investigators. In other words, you will receive legal counsel from people who truly understand the complexities of criminal cases and federal court procedure.
Furthermore, The Criminal Defense Firm has managed thousands of cases and over 300 criminal trials. We know how to manage your legal defense quickly and efficiently and offer round-the-clock services to our clients.
How Do I Know If I am Under Federal Investigation?
The process of federal investigation also differs by state. Typically, though, there are three ways you can tell if you are under a federal investigation in Oklahoma:
- An arrest by federal law enforcement agents
- An interview by a federal agent
- A subpoena or target letter
Getting arrested by a federal agent is the most obvious sign that you are under a federal investigation. If this happens to you, a federal agent will show up at your home and make the arrest. Charges are likely to be pressed in this situation, so you should contact our firm to understand how severe the situation is and what steps you need to take next.
Other times, you might find out you are being investigated through family and friends. Federal agents might start interviewing the people closest to you. This is a clear sign that you are under investigation.
Finally, you could find out you are being investigated through a subpoena or target letter. These legal documents will be sent to your home to inform you about the investigation and possible criminal charges.
When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
The sooner you hire a criminal defense attorney, the better. If you have any suspicions that you are being investigated or charged with a federal crime, you need to talk to an attorney that understands the federal court right away. It is better to be prepared and have a team to consult, rather than handling this matter on your own.
Our team at The Criminal Defense Firm will help you safely navigate your legal issues. We will provide you with sound advice and protect your legal rights.
Why Doesn’t The Criminal Defense Firm Call Itself the Best?
While our law office is staffed with exceptionally talented and deeply experienced attorneys and investigators, and while we have put together a long track record of successes inside and outside of the courtroom for our clients, this is the sort of thing that we think is more appropriate for our previous clients to say. When it comes from them, rather than from us, it means far more to people who are in need of legal guidance.
Contact the Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers at The Criminal Defense Firm in Oklahoma
Getting accused of a federal crime is a serious matter. Worse, the formal criminal charge is often the culmination of a long investigation that has uncovered incriminating evidence against you. By the time you actually get charged, the federal government will generally have a strong case against you.
Hiring the best federal criminal defense team that you can find is critical. Failing to invoke your rights and raise an effective legal defense has severe repercussions, including fines and potentially years in prison.
The Criminal Defense Firm legally represents criminal defendants in federal court in Oklahoma. Contact us online or call our law office at (866) 603-4540 for the legal help and guidance you need at this pivotal point in your life.