Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in Chattanooga, TN
Criminal charges at the federal level are serious and often subject to
more extreme penalties than state-level offenses. In addition to focused
prosecution, investigators and prosecuting attorneys possessmore resources
and often have greater experience compared with state-level prosecutors.
For this reason, you should take federal criminal charges seriously. In
order to protect your life, reputation, loved ones, and freedom, must
you retain skilled legal counsel with the experience and knowledge necessary
to protect you in federal court.
At Davis & Hoss, PC, our attorneys have more than 25 years of Federal
court experience. In that time, we have represented thousands of clients
and conducted more than 200 jury trials in courts across the country.
This level of experience equips us with an invaluable perspective. We
are confident that a
Chattanooga criminal defense lawyer from our firm has the skill to effectively protect you in federal court.
If you are facing any of the federal charges listed below, call our Tennessee
law office today to receive your
free case evaluation with a trial attorney and find out how we are prepared to defend you.
Our areas of focus include:
White Collar Crimes
Defined as crimes committed by licensed professionals for financial gain
by the use of fraud or deceit, as opposed to "blue collar" workers
or crimes involving the use of force, offenses that fall under this category
may include embezzlement,
money laundering, counterfeiting, credit card fraud,
conspiracy, identity theft, and more.
Federal courts aggressively prosecute crimes involving abuse of controlled
substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and prescription
drugs used without a doctor's prescription. These crimes range from
possession to trafficking to manufacturing, with various degrees of penalties
Some sex crimes, such as
child pornography, are violations of federal law and therefore can be prosecuted on the
federal level. The stigma associated with conviction of a sex offense
can follow you for the rest of your life. Don't let false charges
damage your future. Retain the aggressive defense you deserve from a Chattanooga
sex crime attorney.
Guns and Weapon Crimes
Some of the weapon charges prosecuted in federal court include: illegal
possession on a federal facility such as an airport or military base,
possession of a stolen gun, possession of prohibited ammunition, interstate
weapons transportation, possession by an individual convicted of a felony,
and possession of a gun in conjunction with a felonious crime. Learn more
about your rights by consulting our firm.
While most theft crimes are dealt with in state court, some crimes - such
as identity theft, carjacking,
robbery, and pirating intellectual property including books and music can be tried
by federal prosecutors. Our Chattanooga theft crime lawyers know how to
defend individuals accused of these types of crimes.
National Park Crimes
If you are accused of committing a crime on federal soil, including a
national park, the repercussions can be severe. A federal crime on your
record could irreparably damage your future and your reputation. Hire
the defense you deserve from a Chattanooga criminal law attorney with
years of federal defense experience.
If an alien is convicted of some specific crimes including drug abuse,
certain firearm offenses, stalking, high speed flight, domestic violence,
failure to register as a sex offender, crimes involving children, and
others, he or she could face deportation. Our attorneys are familiar with
the laws and consequences related to immigration issues and are prepared
to defend you.
Miscellaneous Criminal Offenses
A wide variety of crimes can be prosecuted at the federal level, including
Internet crimes, wire fraud, antitrust violations, bankruptcy fraud, federal
property crimes, RICO charges, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, election
fraud, kickbacks, kidnapping, larceny, insider trading, contempt, war
crimes, armed robbery, obstruction of justice, and much more. Many people
are not aware that these crimes can be prosecuted in federal court.
A murder is prosecuted in federal court when it involves the killing of
a federal official or if the homicide occurs on federal property. There
are other situations in which murder is considered a federal offense.
The penalties for murder are extremely serious on both the state and federal
level, ranging from years of imprisonment to the death penalty.
By appeal, you can have your case reviewed by a higher court if an error
occurred in the original trial. An experienced attorney from our firm
will know that an unfair trial should be appealed and can persue this
action in order to achieve justice for the client. Our criminal defense
attorneys are willing to go the extra mile on your behalf.
If you have been charged with a federal crime or if you have reason to
believe that you will be, call a Chattanooga federal defense lawyer from
our firm as soon as possible. It is never too early to get the legal help
you need. A criminal defense attorney from our Chattanooga firm can help
ensure that you receive the lightest possible sentencing, such as probation.
Initial Appearance & Detention Hearings
You have the right to a swift initial hearing. The law requires an arresting
officer to take the defendant before a judge "without unnecessary
delay." You will also experience a detention hearing which determines
whether or not you will be released or held in custody until trial. It
is important to have an attorney with you for these proceedings in order
to protect your interests.
At Davis & Hoss, PC, we have extensive experience representing clients
in civil cases before a federal court of law. Contrary to the popular
misconception, most cases in federal court are not criminal cases but
civil cases. We have the knowledge and ability necessary to protect your
interests and your civil rights in a federal civil case.
Call a Chattanooga Criminal Defense Attorney for Stalwart Legal Protection
At our firm, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
We want to ensure that the jury and the prosecution hears your side of
the story. By listening attentively to the needs and goals of each individual
client, we are recognized as a firm that does our best to provide clients
with strong and effective legal representation at the federal level.
Call Davis & Hoss, PC today to learn how we are ready to help protect your freedom and your future.