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Many crimes violate both state and federal laws and, therefore, can be charged in either state or federal court. However, the penalties for federal charges are generally much greater than the penalties are for state charges. Accordingly, the government may bring federal charges to maximize the defendant's potential punishment.

Examples of federal charges include, but are not limited to:

  • Drug conspiracies
  • Cybercrimes
  • Fraud
  • Firearms
  • Immigration violations

Additionally, federal charges often result in imprisonment not only for the convicted crime, but also for crimes for which the accused was acquitted or never charged. That is, the judge needs only to find by a "preponderance of the evidence" that the defendant committed the alleged crimes. This is a lower standard than "beyond a reasonable doubt."

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How can Hallock Law Help with Your Case?

Due to the complexities of federal laws and the procedures involved, it is crucial for your case to obtain a skilled Chicago criminal defense lawyer. Defending yourself can lead to a multitude of issues. In a case involving federal charges, you are most likely going to face well-versed and experienced legal teams. This is why it is important to have representation on your side to serve as your advocate – your experience.

At Hallock Law, I stand by your side throughout every facet of your federal charge case. I know the situation with which you are dealing. My ultimate goal is to help you reach a resolution that is favorable to you and allow you the opportunity to have a second chance to straighten out your life for the better. If you are facing federal charges, you need a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with federal investigations, federal laws, and federal procedure.

Contact Thomas C. Hallock if you need a skilled and committed federal charges defense attorney in Chicago.

HELPFUL TIPS FROM ME TO YOU

HOW TO PROPERLY EXERCISE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

What You Should Do

  • Be respectful at all times.
  • Calmly record the interaction.
  • Ask if you are free to leave. If you do not ask, the officer may think—and the judge may agree—that the interaction was consensual.
  • If you are free to leave, go! If you are not free to leave, respectfully but firmly ask to speak with your lawyer.

What You Should Not Do

  • Do not physically resist arrest.
  • Do not become aggressive or confrontational.
  • Do not consent to a search. The Constitution does not apply if you consent.
  • Do not answer questions without first speaking with your attorney. Police are allowed to hold you for 48 hours and they may lie to you the entire time.

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