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Federal Criminal Defense Austin Attorney Defending People in Federal Court The federal court system is different than the Texas state court system. In order to build the best possible defense, you want a lawyer who understands the challenges you will face and options available when facing federal charges. The Austin Law Offices of Jeff Senter, PC, handles federal criminal defense for the accused throughout the Austin area.
Similar to the state court system, all felonies at the federal level are charged by indictment, where the prosecutor presents evidence to a grand jury. The grand jury then decides whether or not there is probable cause to believe the defendant committed a specific crime.
Although defense counsel cannot be in the grand jury room while the prosecutor presents evidence, the grand jury process provides many opportunities for an experienced lawyer to start building your defense.
In federal court indictment hearings, you want to take action as soon as possible, and the potential benefits for pre-indictment intervention are greater than in Texas grand jury proceedings. That is because federal investigations are often more complex and can last a long time as they extend to cover a growing number of targets, subjects, and other people of interest.
Handling cases in all Texas federal courts, including the Western District court, we handle grand jury indictment hearings for a wide range of federal charges, including:
•Offenses Against The Person
•Basic Economic Offenses
•Offenses Involving Public Officials and Violations of Federal Election Campaign Laws
•Offenses Involving Drugs
◦Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, Trafficking, or Possession, Continuing Criminal Enterprise
◦Attempt or Conspiracy
•Offenses Involving Criminal Enterprises and Racketeering
•Offenses Involving Commercial Sex Acts, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, and Obscenity
•Offenses Involving Public Safety
•Offenses Involving Immigration, Naturalization, and Passports
•Naturalization and Passports
•Offenses Involving Food, Drugs, Agricultural Products, and Odometer Laws
•Money Laundering and Monetary
•Offenses Involving Taxation
When you take early action, defense counsel can clarify your status, monitor the progress of the investigation, and engage with the U.S. Attorney's office and FBI to protect your interests. If you are summoned to appear before the grand jury as a witness, we can help you prepare your testimony, understand your obligations, and avoid mistakes that could expose you to worse troubles.
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