The Federal Government Is Working Against Us
We all know that 9/11/01 changed everything. But in the realm of Federal Offenses, it really changed things. It's not that the criminal laws themselves changed that much, but Congress enacted the Patriot Act which gave the FBI and other law enforcement branches the full force of the power of the Federal and State Governments to go after terrorists.
It didn't take long for the law enforcement agencies to realize that they could use all these new tools at their disposal to not only go after terrorists, but also after the citizens of the United States that they suspected of criminal activity. Study after study has shown that the Patriot Act has been used almost exclusively to go after every day American citizens with no connection to terrorism.
What does that mean for you? It means joint Federal agency task forces are obtaining much more information without probable cause - obtaining information without judges signing off on warrants. It means that many of the checks and balances that used to protect our private life in the United States no longer exist. It means that more than ever you need an attorney that is experienced with the Federal Court system. It means that you need an experienced attorney like Alex Postic.
What are Federal Offenses?
Federal Offenses involve the Federal District Courts.
Federal Offenses tend to involve drugs, sex crimes, white collar cases and violent crimes.
The Federal Courts can be involved because the Offenses involve an Interstate nature or that they violate a Federal Statute.
Federal Offenses are Different than State Offenses
Federal crimes typically involve task forces that have been following and gathering evidence for a long time.
Federal crimes have mandatory sentencing guidelines with long mandatory sentences that cannot be negotiated down.
Federal crimes do not have conditions for parole.
You need someone that understands the ins and outs of how Federal District Courts work, their specific Rules of Court and their politics.
Often Federal Offenses and Charges have political and practical angles to them and can be resolved without going to trial. You need a lawyer that can help you with all aspects of your Federal Offenses.
You need Alex Thomas Postic on your side. Call Alex today at (803) 771-8081.