It is fairly common for Tennessee residents to see local news reports about criminal cases involving DUI charges, drug charges or gun charges, usually on the local level. Those cases are handled by city and county officials. Federal cases, on the other hand, are a whole different matter.
When someone faces federal criminal charges, the case could involve anything from financial crimes, such as money laundering, to other charges involving racketeering, fraud, sex crimes and, yes, even drug and firearms charges at the federal level, for example. Federal criminal cases can be very different than criminal cases that are prosecuted on the local level. The differences can be quite intimidating to some Tennessee residents who find themselves facing federal criminal charges.
But, just because the case is being prosecuted in federal court doesn’t mean that you should be intimidated. At our law firm, we understand – just as everyone should – that an arrest on charges is not the same as being convicted. Your constitutional rights still need to be protected in federal criminal cases.
Your rights, your freedom
The chances of engaging in plea negotiations in a federal criminal case might be slim. But, even so, pushing the case all the way to trial might be to your advantage. Yes, there are constitutional protections for criminal defendants during investigations and an arrest, but there are even more constitutional rights at play during a criminal trial. If your constitutional rights are violated, you might obtain a positive outcome in your case. But, each case is different. For more information about how we attempt to help Tennessee residents who are facing federal criminal charges, please visit our website.