Fighting Federal Criminal Charges

Federal offenses are dramatically different than state offenses. The process is much more complex and the penalties tend to be more severe. Federal prosecutors are extremely experienced and have expansive resources at their disposal. If the local police department is involved at all, it will likely be working in tandem with the FBI, the DEA or another more powerful law enforcement and investigative agency. In other words, if you are facing criminal charges in federal court, you are in for an uphill battle and must prepare accordingly.

The attorney you choose is important. The same attorney who handles DUI charges or low-level drug crimes in state court may not be prepared to go up against the feds and handle a complex case in federal court. You want an advocate on your side who handles federal cases regularly and has a demonstrated ability to succeed in federal court.

At Cheronis & Parente LLC in Chicago, we have defended clients in federal courts nationwide. We have been involved in many groundbreaking and precedent-setting cases. We have earned a record of success in these complex cases. No matter how challenging your case may seem, you can be confident with us on your side.

Attacking The Evidence And Protecting Your Rights

Federal prosecutors strive to build strong cases, often on boxes full of evidence. It is not unusual for a federal agency to investigate a case for weeks, months or even years prior to bringing charges. They may have the case buttoned-down before you even hear about it. The government will spare no expense in trying to convict you.

Often, federal law enforcement agencies will employ electronic surveillance to capture conversations of the accused. Additionally, the government may utilize undercover agents and informants to record conversations and document illegal activity. Successfully discrediting this type of evidence is key to any federal criminal case.

Our attorneys are experienced in attacking the use of this type of evidence in court and have litigated motions to suppress Title III wiretap surveillance and the placing and the usage of GPS tracking devices. If we determine your rights were violated by federal agencies attempting to gather evidence, we will seek to have that evidence thrown out.

Highly Skilled Criminal Defense In All Federal Court Cases

To protect your rights, you need a lawyer who is experienced in federal criminal defense. We devote a significant share of our practice to federal criminal defense. We have defended clients in federal courts against:

  • Federal conspiracy charges, including drug conspiracies and more
  • Federal white collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud and Medicare/Medicaid fraud, as well as RICO charges
  • Federal drug charges such as federal drug trafficking
  • Federal sex crime charges
  • Federal violent crime charges

Learn more about federal crimes with our frequently asked questions.

Early Intervention Is Critical

You do not have to wait until you are charged to seek representation. We handle grand jury investigations. If you have been subpoenaed or you believe you are the target of an investigation, it is important to obtain experienced criminal defense representation as soon as possible. Early intervention may allow for opportunities to prevent charges from being filed against you, or to have the charges against you reduced or kept in state court.

If you have already been charged, we encourage you to get in touch with us as quickly as possible. If you have been convicted and are seeking an appeal, we handle appeals at all levels including in both state and federal appellate courts.

Consultation About Federal Charges

Federal prosecutors are determined and only bring charges if they feel they have a strong case. You will need a tough trial attorney who is ready to fight for you and not just wave the white flag. We are a determined and skilled federal criminal defense law firm with a proven record of results. Learn more in a consultation. Call 312-386-7033 or contact us online.