Chesterton Federal Defense Lawyer
Northwest Indiana & Lake County Federal Defense Attorney
Federal investigations tend to be lengthy, as federal law enforcement may gather evidence for a long period of time before a suspect is charged. Facing charges in the federal court system is extremely intimidating. You need a Chesterton federal defense attorney with experience defending clients charged with federal crimes in Porter County. The Law Office of Adam Tavitas represents clients in Chesterton, IN and surrounding areas in state and federal court throughout the state of Indiana.
Facing federal charges? Call (219) 245-2655 as soon as you learn you are the subject of a federal investigation. You can also contact my firm online.
The Federal Justice System
The federal government may choose to prosecute a case in federal court, rather than state court for a variety of reasons. This decision is often influenced by a variety of factors, such as large criminal enterprises, the type of criminal activity, and criminal activity that crossed state lines.
Charges are often filed in federal court for:
- Drug manufacturing and trafficking
- Firearms offenses and ATF violations
- Child pornography
The stakes could be higher when facing charges in federal court compared to state court. Due to the sentencing guidelines there can be less room for negotiation. Because the system differs from state courts, it is important to hire an experienced federal crimes lawyer in Porter County when you are facing charges in federal court.
In Federal Court, Judges use the United States Sentencing Guidelines. This is much different than Indiana Sentencing Statutes. You need an experienced Chesterton federal defense lawyer that understands the Federal Guidelines and that regularly practices in Federal Court.
Know What to Expect
The federal system can be complex, and facing federal charges can be overwhelming and frightening. As a Chesterton federal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I work to help clients avoid charges or have the charges reduced or dropped. When this is not possible, I conduct a throughout investigation to explore all possible defense strategies and fight to protect your rights at every stage of the process in order to get the best overall outcome for my client. I have a convenient office in Chesterton, meet with clients by appointment in Highland, and travel to far away clients.
Please call (219) 245-2655 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Chesterton federal defense attorney.