North Dakota Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Experienced Legal Representation at the Federal Level
If you have been charged with a federal crime or are under a criminal investigation for federal offenses, one of the most important actions you can take lies in your selection of a federal criminal attorney.
To increase your chances of a favorable case outcome, you will want an attorney who is experienced with the federal judicial system and who has the legal skills and commitment to provide you with an aggressive and thorough defense strategy. You will find such an attorney at our firm.
The United States Attorney's Office for the District of North Dakota handles all types of federal crimes throughout the state and also handles violent crimes that occur within local Reservations.
It's important to note that federal criminal charges are typically more serious than what you would face at the state level. For example, the legal penalties in a North Dakota federal criminal court for a drug conspiracy are more harsh than a local state criminal court.
Federal Prosecutors and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
Federal prosecutors have almost unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute cases and will typically conduct a very thorough investigation. They normally won't hesitate to extradite defendant's across state or ever international lines. It's not uncommon for federal prosecutors and and U.S. Marshall's Service to work closely with each other to extradite suspects from other countries.
The U.S. Attorney's office in North Dakota also works directly with a wide range of federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), United States Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), They also coordinate task forces with state and local agencies.
Common Federal Offenses in North Dakota
Some of the most common federal offenses in the District of North Dakota include the following:
- Drug offenses
- Child pornography
- Weapons crimes
- Sex crimes
- Internet offenses
- Wire fraud
- Mail fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- White collar crimes
It's also important to note the primary difference between state and federal charges is that federal sentencing guidelines are more strict than a state sentence. For example, in the federal prison system, there is no parole and most federal inmates must serve at least 85% of their sentence. Sentences are based on the federal sentencing guidelines, which means there is much less discretion by a federal judge. Additionally, a federal sentence will typically always include some time in prison.
Due to the federal sentencing guidelines, many defendant's will agree to a plea deal for a lesser offenses that carries a less serious sentencing. In the District of North Dakota, the vast majority of defendant's who were charged in federal court ended up accepting a plea bargain. Only a small percentage of cases go to trial.
This fact alone makes the federal court system much different than a state court that is often overwhelmed with minor crimes. Federal prosecutors normally have ample time to prepare for a trial if necessary.
Due to the potential harsh consequences from federal sentencing and resources, it's crucial that you retain a federal criminal lawyer immediately if you are indicted or under investigation. You will need an experienced legal team with a history of success providing effective legal representation in federal criminal cases.
Retain an Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our legal team of skilled federal defense lawyers have successfully represented clients through all stages of federal criminal investigations and prosecution, from the first court appearance, extradition hearings, and all the way through the appeal process.
If you find yourself facing criminal charges from the U.S. Attorney Office in North Dakota, you have much at stake and will need experienced legal representation. Our attorneys will aggressively work on your case to build an effective strategy to obtain a favorable outcome. We will protect your legal rights and will fight for your freedom.
Eisner Gorin LLP is a distinguished federal criminal defense firm that has more than 50 years of legal and courtroom experience and has been ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. law firms.
When you retain the services of a federal criminal lawyer from our firm, you will receive the benefit and resources of a law firm that is widely respected and known for its professionalism, excellence, and proven case results.
As a federal criminal defense firm, we represent clients throughout the country who are facing all types of federal charges. The ideal time to consult with a defense lawyer from the firm is as early in the case as possible. We can ensure that your rights are protected throughout any questioning or legal procedures and that you are treated fairly. Your attorney will always work to minimize the adverse consequences of the case against you.
Where possible, we will work on your behalf to have charges reduced or dismissed and we will always strive for the best possible outcome to your case.
Our federal criminal defense attorneys serve clients in all cities and counties throughout the state of North Dakota, including Bismarch, Crosby, Dickinson, Fargo, Hillsboro, Lisbon, Mandan, Minot, Regent, Wahpeton, Washburn, West Fargo, Williston.