Los Angeles Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

When facing federal criminal charges, it is extremely important that you hire an experienced Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorney who is capable of handling these matters. At Eisner Gorin LLP, we have more than 50 years of experience in the practice of federal criminal defense. Your criminal lawyer must have a thorough understanding of federal laws, regulations, and court procedures, and must also be licensed to practice in federal court. Any time a crime is committed on federal property, or violates a federal law, it may be charged as a federal crime.

A federal crime is an offense against the United States that is in violation of U.S. federal law. Federal offenses are investigated by a variety of agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Depending on the specific nature of the crime, federal criminal investigations can take many months, or even years, before formal charges are filed. Early intervention by an experienced federal criminal lawyer can often direct the course of the investigation and prevent an indictment.

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Are You Facing Federal Charges? Here Is What You Have To Do

It is important to understand that once you have found out you are the subject of a federal criminal investigation, you need to act immediately. Unfortunately, many individuals in this position choose to delay in retaining counsel. The decision to hold off on hiring an attorney may result in squandered opportunities, such as the possibility of avoiding the filing of formal charges or receiving a more lenient sentence in exchange for cooperation with federal authorities.

Having an experienced and skilled federal criminal defense lawyer by your side through this difficult process may help to avoid harsher punishment. In many cases, federal criminal charges lead to incarceration. However, having an experienced attorney by your side can help steer your case in a more positive direction and possibly avoid jail time. Our Los Angeles federal attorneys will take the necessary steps to protect your rights and reputation as well as securing the best possible outcome in your case.

If you find yourself in the unpleasant situation of being under the federal criminal investigation, you should act immediately and seek assistance from a seasoned Los Angeles federal attorney who has plenty of experience in the field of federal criminal defense. Our practice areas show that we know how to handle any federal criminal case, and our court victories show we have enough knowledge and experience to turn difficult cases into positive outcomes.

Los Angeles Federal Criminal Defense Attorney You Can Trust

Experience is very important in selecting an attorney to represent you. However, it is no less important to be able to trust your federal attorney even from the initial consultation. Here at Eisner Gorin LLP, we strongly believe in the privacy of our clients. In fact, with each potential client we pledge not to reveal any information and details that were discussed even if we are not hired. We believe it is important that our clients know they can speak freely and be completely open and honest with us about the situation they are facing.

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Learn How Federal Criminal Case Should Be Approached

Federal criminal cases are often more complicated than State criminal cases in that they often involve complex investigations spanning months or even years. This results in voluminous evidence which must be digested and analyzed to determine the full scope of our clients’ exposure. That said, the federal criminal process generally consists of three main stages: investigation by federal authorities, filing of criminal charges by the United States Attorney’s office, and adjudication in court.

Even though there are only three stages, each requires significant work and attention. We cannot stress enough the necessity of having quality representation at every stage of the process. Having an experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorney by your side will make an enormous difference. At each stage, our federal attorneys will work diligently to protect your rights, help negotiate with the United States Attorney’s Office, and defend you in court.

Investigative Phase

Investigation is the first stage in a federal criminal case and its importance should not be underestimated. During investigation, federal agents (FBI, DEA, Homeland Security, ICE, etc.) will be gathering information and evidence, which will later be presented to a federal prosecutor.

To this end, federal agents will work on conducting surveillance, gathering witness’ testimonials, obtaining a search warrant and searching your home. In other words, they will do everything that is necessary to investigate your conduct.

Filling By The United States Attorney’s Office

Once federal agents have sufficiently investigated the allegedly criminal conduct, they are ready to take your case to the United States Attorney’s Office. Once the case has been presented to the United States Attorney’s Office, an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) will review the provided evidence and decide what will happen next. Depending on the provided information, the AUSA will then either return the case for more investigation, or pursue criminal charges.

At this point, having our top Los Angeles federal lawyers by your side could change the course of your case drastically. If you have a federal attorney, the prosecutor will contact us in order to discuss your case. We will be able to begin negotiations in your case immediately regarding settlement and other critical matters such as the setting of bail pending trial.

Court Hearings

Once a criminal case is filed with the court, but before it is assigned to the judge who will hear the case, you will often be brought before the magistrate judge. At this initial court hearing, one critical issue that will be decided is bail. The magistrate will determine whether you pose a flight risk or a risk to public safety. If so, you may be held in custody during the pendency of your case. Representation at this hearing is especially critical as good advocacy on the issue of bail may be the difference between months or incarceration or freedom pending trial.

After arraignment and setting of bail, but before your case actually goes before a jury for trial, there will be numerous additional court hearings. During this period, your attorney will be in constant negotiations with the AUSA handling the case to try to achieve the best possible settlement. However, in cases where the parties are at an impasse, your attorney will stand ready to defend you in a jury trial. This is your opportunity to confront your accusers, cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses, present your own witnesses, and communicate your innocence through your attorney’s arguments. Should you be convicted following trial, your Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorney will still have an additional opportunity, at a sentencing hearing, to argue for leniency from the court.

Status Conference

Prior to a pre-trial conference, your federal attorney will meet with prosecutor to discuss details of your case, engage in settlement negotiations, and discuss trial readiness. The meeting will help determine if your case will be resolved through negotiated plea bargain or through a jury trial.

While the case is in pre-trial status, your federal criminal defense attorney will meet with you to discuss all evidence in the case, trial strategies, and possible case resolutions. One of our experienced Los Angeles federal defense attorneys will provide the best options moving forward to reach the most successful resolution of the case.

A pre-trial conference is also an opportunity for the judge to get familiar with your case. Depending on the age of the case, your trial date will be set should no plea agreement is reached. At a pre-trial conference, your defense attorney and prosecutor will also be asked by the judge about legal issues in the case, possible motion litigation, discovery, and length of the trial.

This is a general overview of how the process. Federal criminal cases are often complicated and the process may vary from district to district, as well as from case to case. That is why we highly recommend to contact our Los Angeles federal criminal defense law firm for a free initial consultation. We will help you understand the process and will get you through this challenging period in your life.

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Legal Defense Against Federal Charges

Laws governing federal crimes tend to be very complex. As a result, it is vital that your federal lawyer have a thorough understanding of these laws and be able to interpret them in an effective way. We are Preeminent Federal Criminal Lawyers who have a great deal of experience handling federal cases in California and throughout the United States, and have strategic alliances with law firms in all 50 states. We appear almost daily in the Central District of California, the United States District Court in Los Angeles, and are frequently appointed by local federal judges to represent criminal defendants.

You Need an Experienced Los Angeles Federal Attorney On Your Side

After being charged with a federal offense, you will need our seasoned federal attorneys to represent you, preferably before an indictment is issued by a Grand Jury. Due to the nature of federal crimes, these offenses are thoroughly investigated before they ever actually make it to court. Therefore, our Los Angeles federal defense lawyers represent you during the investigation phase, which can be very beneficial to the ultimate outcome of your case. Your rights will be protected by our attorneys, and we will seek to suppress evidence illegally obtained against you.

Why You Should Higher Eisner Gorin LLP To Represent You

Our Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorneys are a team of highly trained, extremely knowledgeable, and experienced attorneys, whose track record is unmatched. Therefore, our extensive background in federal defense provides us with all tools we need in order to assist you. And depending on your case, we can either negotiate a settlement or represent you at trial.

Our firm has been actively representing clients in Los Angeles for many years and together we have over fifty years of combined experience. We have represented clients in all courts and are familiar with the system, judges, and prosecutors. This gives us an advantage, because chances are we know how your particular judge handles his cases and how to negotiate with your specific prosecutor.

As seasoned Los Angeles federal criminal defense attorneys, we have the skills to negotiate with federal prosecutors to minimize negative consequences. We always try to get sentences reduced and, where possible, charges dismissed outright.

Our reputation precedes us. Take your time to research us and read testimonials from our clients. Call our law firm at (877) 781-1570 and receive your free case review now!

We Defend Clients In California And Throughout The United States

Our federal crime defense attorneys handle cases throughout all cities and counties in California, including Alameda County, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Carlsbad, Carson, Chula Vista, Compton, Contra Costa County, Costa Mesa, Downey, El Centro, El Monte, Escondido, Eureka, Fremont, Fresno, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Hawthorne, Hayward, Humboldt County, Huntington Beach, Imperial County, Irvine, Kern County, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Modesto, Monterey County, Moreno Valley, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Oakland, Oceanside, Ontario, Orange County, Oxnard, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Riverside County, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino County, San Diego, San Fernando Valley, San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo County, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Solano County, Somona County, Stockton, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Vacaville, Vallejo, Ventura County, Victorville, West Covina, West Hollywood, Yolo County.

We also can handle cases from different States including: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.