At a minimum, your Federal attorney should be very familiar with the federal rules of criminal procedure and evidence, trial procedure (Why Hire a Trial Attorney?), and the Federal Court system. It would also be advisable that the attorney be familiar with recent Supreme Court rulings that may affect sentencing, and the federal sentencing procedures and guidelines. A familiarity with the agency leading the investigation, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office that will be handling the case, is also extremely helpful.
A federal defense attorney will not be cheap, and should not be someone who handles an occasional case on this level. You need to make sure that you get what you are paying for, and hire an attorney you is proficient at the Federal level of criminal defense. Call Federal Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Calcagni III today by email or call today at (401) 351-5100 to schedule a free consultation.