Federal Crimes Defense Lawyers
At Schneider Freiberger, our lawyers have spent more than 40 years establishing a track record of successful results providing defense for clients accused of the most serious federal crimes. The speed with which a federal indictment can hit you and your family is dizzying. Your response needs to be just as swift and merciless. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need fast action from a qualified defense attorney.
Understand the Law and the Federal Legal System
We believe that clients need to understand their rights, their options and the intricacies of the federal legal system. If our clients don’t understand this, they can’t make informed decisions about how to proceed with their defense. For that reason, we work with clients to educate them so that they fully understand the serious nature of the federal charges they are facing, including:
- Drug crimes, including conspiracy or drug trafficking
- White collar crimes
- Firearms and other weapons offenses
- Misuse of public office
- Immigration offenses
Serious Charges Demand the Strongest Legal Response Possible
Federal crimes tend to carry far more serious penalties than crimes handled in the state court system, including lengthy prison time, 85% of which must be served by those convicted. In New Jersey, federal crimes are prosecuted by the US Attorneys’ Office. We have always and will always fight to beat your charges, or we will work with the US Attorney to strike the most favorable plea bargain possible.
When to Fight, When to Plea Out Your Federal Case
Serious federal charges usually reflect evidence gathered against many individuals over the course of a long and extensive investigation. While at times hope may seem distant, there are a number of ways to confront and defeat the charges against you.
Often we can attack the charges leveled against you on the basis of conflicting testimony from a co-conspirator, detective or informant. Occasionally, we can force the government to reveal the names of undercover informants and thus get the case dismissed. Often mistakes involving a search warrant will keep the evidence against you out of court — that can also mean a dismissal.
When we need to, our law firm is fully prepared to go to bat, take your matter to trial and let the jury decide whether the government has proven its case.
Whether your federal case involves charges of cocaine trafficking, money laundering, meth lab crimes, sex crimes, smuggling, immigration offenses or an international smuggling conspiracy, we know how to twist and ultimately destroy the government’s case and make them run for cover.