I have some familiarity with the Alabama federal criminal defense community because I've handled matters there. I handled a big matter in Montgomery, Alabama involving a lot of narcotics that were being trafficked into Alabama. I filed a motion related to a State Trooper illegally searching my client's vehicle and litigated that motion with a bunch of other attorneys in the Alabama Federal Courthouse. So, I'm very familiar with how that system works and what it takes to be successful there.
Like any system, Alabama has prosecutors who work hard in trying to prosecute those individuals who they believe are involved in serious federal criminal matters. They will file an indictment against that person. They'll use the FBI and other agents including State Troopers in order to investigate a lot of these cases and they take crime very seriously and will prosecute anyone to the full extent of the law.
So, if you have a federal case pending in Alabama and are serious about hiring a great attorney has a lot of experience, not only in Alabama but across the country, I've handled many federal criminal cases. I know what it takes to win the case. I know when the government has the evidence that they need in order to prosecute you and when it's time to negotiate with them and try to work out a plea bargain.
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That's one of the most important things in a federal case — making that determination first — whether it's in Alabama or any other federal courthouse. You don't want to fight the government unless you have a real good chance of winning or unless you have no choice in the matter — just based on the circumstances you find yourself in related to your federal criminal matter.
Alabama is a beautiful courthouse and has a lot of history, if you've ever been inside. But with that also comes people — mainly judges and federal prosecutors — who take their job very seriously, work hard and they will punish crime very harshly, especially if it's the right type of crime that they're looking to deter and make examples of people.
So, if you have a federal criminal case pending in one of the Alabama federal criminal courts, pick up the phone and give me a call. We'll talk about it. We'll see if it's something that I can help you out with. If it's not something I can help you out with, I know some federal criminal defense attorneys that are right there in Alabama and we can coordinate with them to make sure that you're well taken care of.
The first thing you want to do if you have a case pending in Alabama Federal Court is obviously not talk to the police or any type of law enforcement officers. Talk to your attorney first. Let your attorney be your guide through the sometimes very difficult system — a system that can punish you very harshly. So, it's crucial that with your attorney as your guide, you start to make some of the best choices and decisions right from the beginning — the ones that will put you in the best possible position to end up with a result that you can feel confident that you did everything you possibly could in order to defend you.
So, if you have a matter in Alabama, pick up the phone. Give me a call. We'll sit down. We'll talk about it or we can even talk over the phone and see what I can do to help you protect your rights, your freedom, your liberty and your criminal record.