Federal Criminal Lawyer | Serving Metairie, LA
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The Law Offices of James A. Williams, L.L.C. provides criminal defense and personal injury legal services in the Greater New Orleans area. We are happy to accept cases in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. Tammany and other surrounding parishes. Jim Williams is well-versed in criminal and personal injury law. Our team brings a diverse background to the table, …
Federal Criminal Lawyer
Berrigan, Litchfield, Schonekas, Mann & Traina LLC has experience helping clients with their Federal Criminal Law needs in Metairie, Louisiana.
Federal Criminal Lawyer
For those working through a Federal Criminal Law issue in the Metairie, Louisiana area, Lobman, Carnahan, Batt, Angelle & Nader, Attorneys at Law can be your partner in law.
A federal criminal conviction can mean severe fines and federal prison time, depending on the crime in question. If you are being investigated or have been charged with a federal criminal offense, you will want to retain a skilled Metairie federal criminal law lawyer.
Federal crimes are any acts considered illegal by a federal law and are prosecuted under federal law, not state law. Breaking any law is not good, but breaking a federal law could lead you to stiffer penalties and incarceration.
A federal criminal law attorney can help you build your defense, no matter that severity of the charge. Federal crimes include tax evasion, bank robbery, counterfeiting, kidnapping and many other crimes.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.
Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.
Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.
Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.
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