The Alabama criminal defense lawyers at Bradford Ladner LLP are experienced in defending against Federal Criminal Charges. Certain types of crimes can result in federal criminal charges. Examples of the types of cases that can result in a federal criminal charge are drug trafficking, money laundering, mail fraud, computer crimes, immigration offenses, firearms charges or criminal fraud. These federal criminal charges are handled in a Federal District Court by a Federal District Judge. Alabama has three federal districts: Northern, Middle and Southern. The U.S. attorney represents the United States in most federal criminal charges.
Federal criminal charges can result in significant jail sentences, high fines, and forfeiture of property connected with the case. Federal Court is typically a more formal setting, with rules of procedure strictly enforced. Additionally, sentencing for federal criminal charges in federal court are directed by a complicated set of rules and regulations known as the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines are put out by the United States Sentencing Commission. The Guidelines involve a complicated process in which various factors are calculated to determine a sentencing range. More information about Federal Criminal Charge Sentencing and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
If you are facing federal criminal charges, you need a criminal defense attorney who is experience not only in criminal law, but in federal criminal cases in particular. Because of the complicated nature and potential consequences of federal criminal charges, many attorneys choose not to practice in federal criminal courts. William Bradford and Amber Ladner of Bradford Ladner LLP are among those that regularly practice in the Federal criminal courts in Alabama. They have successfully represented countless clients with federal criminal charges, guiding them from arrest, through arraignment, trial, and sentencing. Both William Bradford and Amber Ladner were selected out of hundreds of attorneys to serve on the initial Northern District of Alabama Criminal Justice Act Panel. Because of this, they have handles an enormous variety of federal criminal charges. Their “in the courtroom” experience is invaluable when faced with federal criminal charges.