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How Does Federal Sentencing Work?

Federal sentencing is similar to sentencing in state criminal cases, however there are key differences between the procedures that make having an experienced federal attorney on your side so critical. Grabel & Associates is a firm that has gained recognition statewide for our work in misdemeanor and felony cases, and we know what it takes to defend those accused of serious offenses in both state and federal court. If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime, drug trafficking offense, white collar crime or fraud offense, it is extremely important that you do everything possible to get a federal defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Federal investigators know how to find the information they need to bring a case against you, and by working with a lawyer on your side early on, you can combat federal agent and U.S. attorney tactics, and defend your rights and freedom.

No matter what the specifics of your case, our criminal defense lawyers are ready to help you protect your best interests, so call or contact us online now. We are available toll free at 1-800-342-7896 or through our online contact form. We will provide you with a free initial case consultation. Founding attorney Scott Grabel has developed one of the leading state defense practices in Michigan, and alongside our licensed federal attorneys, has led our firm to a stellar reputation statewide.

Contact us right away and let us defend your freedom. Fight back against federal agents and prosecutors. We are ready now to begin working with you or your loved one.

Federal Court Sentencing

After a person is convicted in federal court, the judge must determine what the sentence will be. In a state court case, there is a report completed by the probate department, and state sentencing guidelines, to weigh along with the specifics of the case. In a federal case, the United States Sentencing Commission publishes sentencing guidelines, which work in addition to the minimum and maximum penalties set by Congress. The judge will also receive a presentence report similar to the probate court report given to a state judge. The presentence report is considered along with victim statements, defendant statements, and statements from the attorneys on both sides of the case.

No matter what the specific details of your case, our lawyers can guide you through the development of your case and tailor the approach to aim at the results you want. Contact our firm now for a free initial case consultation and learn more about federal sentencing and the guidelines that could affect your case, as well as what you can be doing now to prepare your defense.

Appealing a Federal Court Sentence in Michigan

If you have been sentenced, or even if you are awaiting sentencing, you may be able to utilize your right to appeal. Federal district court decisions can be appealed to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, and you can challenge either the verdict in your case, or the sentence. If you believe you were unjustly convicted, we can help you fight back and potentially achieve an improved case outcome. If you have already been heard at the Circuit Court level, you could appeal to the Supreme Court, though they must grant permission to hear your case and it is extremely rare for them to do so. Our lawyers will look over all of your options with you, and help you determine what the best course of action is in your case. If you have questions about how federal sentencing works or want to hear more about how our defense lawyers can help you in your case, call or contact us online now.

Federal Criminal Defense Team

Our team is committed to doing whatever it takes to protect your rights and freedom, and we are available immediately to start walking you through your case. If you or a loved one is under investigation by the FBI, DEA, or any other agency, our lawyers can advise you on the steps you can take to protect yourself. If you have already been arrested, let us begin defending you and don’t speak to police before you have a chance to contact us. We are available at any stage of your case and will fight to defend you or your loved one until you get the results you deserve.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Federal Defense

To speak with a member of our team and learn more about facing federal charges in Michigan, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online now. Don’t wait with so much potentially on the line. Protect your future; Grabel & Associates is available now to begin working with you.


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