Helping the Accused Across a Wide Range of Federal Charges
The process for federal crimes is different from traditional state charges. After you are arrested, an officer will interview you and investigate your background. Thereafter, you will be prosecuted if charged, and anything you say at any point can be used against you later.
Do not let seemingly innocent statements hurt you and your case. Hire a Santa Fe, New Mexico federal criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the complexities of our federal criminal justice system.
At Grano Law Offices, P.C., I can represent cases involving:
- Crimes under the Assimilated Crimes Act
- Possession with the Intent to Distribute Drugs
- Career Criminal Defense
- Armed Career Criminal Defense
- Illegal Reentry Defense
- RICO Defense
- Bank Robbery
- Child Pornography
- Computer Crimes
- Identity Theft
- Mail Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Immigration law violations
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Intellectual property theft
- DUI / DWI on Federal Property
- Marijuana Defense
- Theft, Robbery, And Burglary
- Felon in Possession of a Firearms Defense
- Firearms Defense
- Misdemeanor Defense
- Sex Trafficking of Minors Defense
- Felony Defense
After agreeing to work together, I will handle all legal aspects of your federal criminal case in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and surrounding areas. You will have reassurance in having someone on your side, which keeps you aware of new developments, devises a strong case strategy, and advises you of your rights at every critical point.
Looking for a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Near You?
Working with a Santa Fe, New Mexico federal criminal defense attorney who carries a reputation for fighting for his clients every step of the way can help you feel like someone is legally watching your back. Contact Grano Law Offices, P.C. for a free case strategy session today by calling 505-587-8649 or messaging through my online contact form.
What Happens When You Are Charged with a Federal Crime?
Grano Law Offices, P.C. will meticulously and actively represent you when you are charged with a federal crime. My first step is to critically examine the evidence that the federal department or agency has against you. At this point, I am looking to see what they can prove, since the burden always lies on your accusers.
If they have enough evidence to prosecute you, then the case is presented to a federal grand jury who will confirm or deny this belief. Your case will be filed in a U.S. District Court of jurisdiction if the jury believes there is enough evidence to charge you.
Initial Appearance and Trial
You will then go through your initial appearance before a federal judge, at which point, you will only hear the charges against you, maximum penalties, and advisement of your constitutional rights. If he or she believes it does, then you will proceed to a criminal trial if a plea bargain or deal cannot be reached.
Sentencing or Dismissal
A federal criminal case is an involved process. It will include extensive discovery and defense investigation. It may include motion hearings and plea discussions and ultimately, a plea, a jury trial, or a dismissal. The penalties are usually much greater than a similar case filed in state court in New Mexico.
The Advantages of Hiring a New Mexico Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Once you are charged with a federal crime, it is critical to understand that these courts operate much differently than state courts. Judges follow different rules, sentencing guidelines, and other considerations than what you typically face if charged by the State of New Mexico.
The most significant difference is that judges possess less discretion than state judges when establishing a reasonable sentence. Therefore, if you work with a New Mexico federal criminal defense lawyer, who has less experience in this arena, opportunities may be missed when preparing your legal defense.
Hiring Grano Law Offices, P.C. ensures that you are working with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer for Santa Fe, New Mexico to help you through the legal process. I will take a look at the alleged evidence that the prosecutor has against you, conduct a thorough defense investigation, and devise a strong defense strategy to work toward the most advantageous outcome possible.