Are you facing federal criminal charges but want to know what evidence the government has? Learn when you will see the government’s evidence and how you can use it to defend your case from our expert federal criminal defense attorneys.
What to Do if You’re Facing Criminal Charges
As you know, federal crimes are a serious matter. That’s why, if you’ve been charged with a federal crime, there is sure to be evidence to back the charges. Learn when you finally see the evidence investigators have and how to use it to back your defense with help from a criminal defense attorney.
What is the Discovery Stage?
When prosecution issues charges or a warrant for a federal crime, there must be evidence to justify it. Prosecutors won’t waste their time trying without substantial evidence. It’s their goal to prove the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.
This evidence may be unknown to you for some time. Fortunately, lawmakers created the evidence discovery stage intending to promote fairness in the judicial process. The discovery process allows you to view what information investigators have gathered and plan issued warrants and criminal charges. After all, it’s only when you see the government’s evidence against you that you will truly be able to strengthen your defense. Without an attorney by your side, it’s unlikely you’ll get very far without a legal background of your own.
On the flip side, however, prosecutors can also request additional evidence if necessary. This mutual disclosure is meant to level the playing field. That way, nothing is left unknown, and the case can move forward in the right direction. If you’re worried about disclosure during the discovery stage of an investigation, don’t be. Knowing what evidence both teams have against the other can bring about lesser charges, dismissal, or a plea bargain. If anything, the discovery stage is a system in place to protect the accused.
How Discovery Can Help
All evidence, such as written and oral statements, videos, grand jury testimony, documents, photographs, summaries, and more, must be included during the discovery process. This can be helpful, even if it doesn’t seem like it at first glance.
Believe it or not, the discovery of evidence on both sides can be a good thing. The evidence revealed can also prove an alibi or back the cause for a plea bargain and lesser charges. Remember, they need to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt before a jury. This is a difficult task to accomplish, no matter the charges or evidence. Whatever the situation, your criminal defense lawyer will navigate the information while considering your best interest.
Federal Agencies and Discovery
All federal agencies protect the public and the federal government from what lawmakers consider criminal activity. These agencies, however, have endless resources at their disposal to pull no stops when it comes to prosecuting federal crimes. A criminal defense attorney will know how to use their evidence to build your case or to have the evidence challenged. Challenging government evidence doesn’t have to be difficult, however. One simple mistake could mean their case falls apart at the seams.
If the United States District Attorney does not disclose the evidence they have in total, there are motions to help you. For example, we could challenge the District Attorney in court to have undisclosed proof exempt from the court. Better yet, it may work to build your case and have charges dismissed.
Why a Federal Criminal Lawyer is Crucial
When facing federal criminal charges, not any lawyer will do. It’s essential that you work with a federal criminal lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the federal justice system. Through the experienced eyes of a federal criminal defense team, they will build your defense on the evidence from the District Attorney. Don’t delay the inevitable. If you’ve been made aware that federal charges are coming, get in touch with a federal defense lawyer.
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