Federal Charges Require a Strong Federal Crimes Attorney

How do the courts decide if a crime should be tried in federal court or state court? A surprising number of criminal charges can be “upgraded” from the state to the federal level. Drug crimes, sex offenses involving a minor and weapons charges are often deemed serious enough to be tried in a federal court, but a good federal crimes attorney, like Sally Goodman, can help you navigate the complicated rules and may even be able to keep you case at the state level.

Since the charges are often the same, it is easy to think that the federal court processes are the same as state. This is not the case. The rules and people involved are different. So much so, that even a highly competent Texas defense attorney may get “over their head” in a federal court case. You need a federal crimes defense lawyer with real experience in federal criminal trials to provide you with the defense you deserve.

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Federal Charges Require a Strong Federal Crimes Attorney

How do the courts decide if a crime should be tried in federal court or state court? A surprising number of criminal charges can be “upgraded” from the state to the federal level. Drug crimes, sex offenses involving a minor and weapons charges are often deemed serious enough to be tried in a federal court, but a good federal crimes attorney, like Sally Goodman, can help you navigate the complicated rules and may even be able to keep you case at the state level.

Since the charges are often the same, it is easy to think that the federal court processes are the same as state. This is not the case. The rules and people involved are different. So much so, that even a highly competent Texas defense attorney may get “over their head” in a federal court case. You need a federal crimes defense lawyer with real experience in federal criminal trials to provide you with the defense you deserve.

Drug Crimes, White-collar Crimes and More

Federal law covers many of the same actions that can be charged under Texas law. While some lawyers restrict their practice to state courts, board certified criminal defense attorney Sally Goodman has experience at both state and federal levels. She knows federal courts and prosecutors. She can help guide you through the confusing and potentially lengthy processes of federal court, or help you tackle a case in state court that has the potential to move up to the federal level. She can defend you against a range of federal criminal charges, including:

Defense Before Deportation

A Special Note for Immigrants Facing Criminal Charges

Sally is a pioneer in the field of crimmigration, a popular legal term referring to the overlap between criminal defense and immigration. Sometimes when immigrants are charged with a crime, they can find themselves facing deportation based on criminal allegations. Some are even deported without ever receiving a criminal trial. It is important to find an attorney who understands how federal criminal law can affect immigration issues and will fight for defense before deportation.

Contact Sally Goodman for Caring Representation

There is so much at stake when you are facing federal criminal charges. The outcome of your case can change your life, and the lives of your loved ones. Your attorney needs to understand the law and federal courts, of course. But it is equally important that your attorney understands you. Sally Goodman is smart, experienced and tough. She is also a thoughtful, caring, dedicated professional. She is meticulous in her preparation. No stone is left unturned in her efforts to protect her clients’ rights. If you are facing charges and need a dependable, aggressive federal criminal defense lawyer, Sally Goodman can help you. Call her Dallas-based law firm at 214-748-3230 to discuss your case today.

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