Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in Payne County
An Assistant U.S. Attorney, or federal prosecutor, is the most elite among law enforcement in this country. Federal prosecutors command enormous resources and are supported by top investigators of the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies. They have more time, money and support than any local prosecutor could dream of.
An overworked county prosecutor may learn details about a criminal charge right before they appear in court before a judge at a hearing about the case. However, when a federal prosecutor seeks and indictment they have a criminal case they have already worked on for a considerable amount of time and they expect to win.
Federal Criminal Defenses
Strong defenses that can save your case can be overlooked and will not be available later on appeal without a solid federal criminal defense attorney on your side. The defenses available in a federal criminal case depend on the specific facts and law of the case. Failing to raise a defense can make all the difference.
An insanity defense or a competency defense may be available that could completely change the outcome of a trial. Inexperienced defense attorneys or a federal public defenders could fail to raise these defenses or could fail to handle them properly. Mishandling a defense can be catastrophic.
Insanity and Competency Defenses
Competency and insanity defenses are similar in some ways but handled completely differently in practice. Either or both may apply in a particular case. In the simplest terms, an insanity defense is about whether the defendant is responsible for the actions they took that led to the criminal charge. Competency is about whether the defendant can face the charges at the time of the criminal case regardless of whether they were guilty at the time they committed the alleged criminal acts.
Federal criminal defense attorneys who do not know the “ins and outs” of these important defenses can make any number of mistakes. Including, for example, failing to get evaluations of the defendant handled separately by different evaluators at different times in the process. Too few defense attorneys know when they need to put forward these defenses. And even when they do, having a single evaluation for both determinations is a blunder that is far too common.
Free Consultation with a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
With your life on the line you don’t want to take a chance with a federal public defender or a criminal defense attorney without experience in federal courts. Rely on a federal defense attorney at Wirth Law Office in Stillwater to give you the best defense. Call for a free consultation with a federal defense attorney today at (405) 673-1600.