Advocacy in Connection with Federal Criminal Charges
The lawyers at Garland, Samuel & Loeb have been representing individuals in federal criminal matters for over fifty years. They have appeared in federal courts in over twenty different states and have argued appeals in the D.C. Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit.
Criminal cases are prosecuted in federal court when the government claims that the defendant has violated a federal criminal law, as opposed to a state criminal law. Federal criminal laws include major drug offenses, mail and wire fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, and public corruption offenses such as bribery. Many federal criminal prosecutions involve complex white-collar crime cases, though the federal prosecutors also focus on hate crimes, terrorism cases, and gang prosecutions.
Federal criminal cases are prosecuted by the United States Attorney (and the assistant United States Attorneys). The judges are United States District Court Judges who are appointed for life by the President of the United States. These cases are tried in the federal courthouse.
The procedures in federal criminal cases are different than the procedures in state criminal prosecutions. The criminal statutes are different, the rules of criminal procedure are different, the rules of evidence are different, and the laws governing sentencing are also different. Lawyers who specialize in federal criminal cases, including the lawyers at Garland, Samuel & Loeb, need to know the different procedures and laws that govern federal criminal prosecutions.
All of the lawyers at GSL who represent people in federal court are experienced in these areas of the law, having handled federal cases in Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, South Dakota, Maryland, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Maine.
Among our notable victories in federal court in the last few years:
Acquittal of doctor in federal case in Kentucky who was charged with operating a “pill mill” that resulted in the death of several patients;
Acquittal of alleged gang member accused in federal court of murdering a rival;
Acquittal of Taiwanese woman accused of unlawfully importing millions of dollars of school notebook paper that was manufactured in China, but which was labeled “manufactured in Taiwan”;
Plea agreement for marijuana distributors in Oregon accused of transporting thousands of pounds of marijuana to Georgia, agreed upon sentence resulted in spending less than one year in custody in federal camp;
Woman charged with money laundering thousands of dollars of her husband’s drug proceeds, sentenced to probation.