While most people know there is a difference between federal prison and state prison, they don’t realize that those serving time in the two types of institutions also attend two different courts. If you have been accused of a federal crime, not just any criminal lawyer in San Diego will be able to help you. In fact, you’ll need someone experienced and knowledgeable in the federal courts system like Peter M. Liss.
The US government does not just prosecute crimes involving terrorism, tax evasion and treason, but on all matter of offenses, including fraud, immigration, drugs and child pornography. In fact, sometimes federal investigators and local police will be investigating the same crime simultaneously.
If federal investigators begin looking into you on suspicion of drug trafficking and realize that you are not involved with drug crimes, but have avoided paying your taxes for the last few years, they may still prosecute your for any crimes they discover you have committed. Federal investigators are highly thorough, which is why it is critical you contact a San Diego federal crimes lawyer as soon as you find out you are under investigation. A defense attorney in San Diego can help you protect your rights by ensuring all searches and seizures are completely legal.
Before calling a San Diego criminal attorney about a federal crime, it is important you find out if he or she is experienced in defending crimes at the federal level. These courts work differently than most and the sentencing is vastly different -for example, federal courts rely on a sentencing guideline system which has provisions for reduced sentences that an experienced San Diego federal lawyer can use for your benefit.
If you have been accused of a federal crime, please call San Diego criminal attorney Peter M. Liss at (760) 643-4050 or (858) 486-3024.
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