Tallahassee Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
There are many different steps in the federal criminal process, and it helps a great deal to have a skilled attorney who is knowledgeable about federal law helping you along the way. A Tallahassee federal criminal attorney from the law offices of Jansen and Davis will be there beside you every step of the way, providing you with the professional advice and legal guidance you will need to try to overcome your federal charges.
The Federal Criminal Process
Indictment/Information: Federal prosecutors present evidence to the grand jury, who determines if sufficient evidence has been presented to charge an individual with the commission of a federal crime. The Indictment sets forth the offenses an individual is charged with having allegedly committed.
Summons or Arrest Warrant: The summons or arrest warrant will be served to the accused to notify them of their initial appearance date.
Initial Appearance, Detention Hearing: At the initial appearance, the person charged is now the “defendant.” The judge will inform the defendant of the charges they face and will also advise the defendant of their rights. The Magistrate Judge will discuss whether or not the defendant should be detained in jail while awaiting their trial or if they should be released until their trial.
Arraignment: The arraignment is the formal presentation of the federal criminal charges. This will also be the defendant’s opportunity to enter a plea to the charges against him or her.
Discovery & Motions: Police reports and other investigative materials will be reviewed in an effort to come up with an effective defense to your federal charges. During this stage, your Tallahassee federal criminal lawyer will assess your charges and will seek to have them reduced or dismissed and may also move the court to have certain evidence suppressed if necessary.
To learn more about the federal criminal process,
contact a Tallahassee federal criminal defense attorney
at the law offices of Jansen and Davis, P.A.!