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Can a Federal Defense Lawyer Reduce Your Charges or Get Them Dismissed?

By Spodek Law Group | October 19, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2023)

Last Updated on: 20th October 2023, 04:50 pm


Can a Federal Defense Lawyer Reduce Your Charges or Get Them Dismissed?

Being charged with a federal crime can be an incredibly scary and overwhelming experience. The stakes are high, and the federal criminal justice system can seem impossibly complex to navigate for someone without legal training. In times like these, having an experienced federal defense lawyer on your side can make all the difference.

A knowledgeable federal defense attorney understands both the letter and the spirit of federal law, and can analyze the details of your case to craft an appropriate defense strategy. In many cases, a skilled lawyer can get charges reduced or even dismissed entirely. Let’s take a look at some of the ways a good federal defense lawyer can help.

Beyond negotiating with prosecutors, a knowledgeable federal defense lawyer will also thoroughly examine the details of your case to identify potential legal defenses. Here are some examples of legal defenses that could get charges dismissed entirely:

  • Lack of criminal intent – For most crimes, prosecutors must prove you had criminal intent. If your lawyer can show you did not intend to break the law, charges could get dismissed.
  • Entrapment – If police improperly induced or coerced you into committing a crime you otherwise wouldn’t, that is entrapment, which is a complete defense against criminal charges.
  • Statute of limitations – There are limits on how long after an alleged crime prosecutors can file charges. If the statute of limitations has expired, the case likely gets dismissed.
  • Violation of your constitutional rights – If your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure or Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination were violated, evidence could be suppressed and charges dismissed.

An experienced federal defense lawyer will know how to identify and argue these kinds of defenses to get charges reduced or dismissed pre-trial. If that fails, they can still make these arguments at trial.

If you do end up pleading guilty or being convicted at trial, skilled federal defense lawyers use their expertise to help minimize your sentence under the complex federal sentencing guidelines. Strategies can include:

  • Helping prosecutors understand mitigating circumstances to recommend leniency.
  • Identifying procedural errors by probation officers calculating guidelines.
  • Crafting persuasive arguments for downward departures from guidelines.
  • Negotiating with prosecutors to shape how charges are presented to result in lower sentencing ranges.

Even a small reduction in sentencing can mean years less prison time. The right federal defense lawyer has the experience to navigate these waters and achieve the most favorable outcome possible.


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