When you face federal charges, you will likely get the right to see the government’s evidence at some point, and should work with your attorney to use this preview to your advantage as you build your defense. The discovery stage is mandated by federal rules, providing that both sides must disclose certain critical evidence to the other, and if your case proceeds to this point, you and your lawyer will likely get a much clearer picture of the case against you. Knowing when you can get this information, how to use discovery of evidence to your advantage, and what steps to take throughout the process could drastically change the outcome you achieve in your case, so act fast to get in touch with a lawyer who knows what it takes to defend your rights and freedom after federal charges.
Our team is available 24/7 by phone and online, and will provide you with a free initial case consultation as soon as you contact our team. Our federal attorneys can advise you on when discovery will be possible, what evidence must be disclosed, and how to handle misconduct during discovery. If you have been charged, you should not wait a second longer to contact a lawyer who can protect you. Even if you are only under investigation, for instance if you have been questioned by federal agents or if you have received a target letter, you should act to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. The earlier you begin working with a lawyer, the less convincing the case against you will be, and the more you and your attorney will be able to do to challenge federal agents and the prosecution.
Call our firm now at 1-800-342-7896 or contact our firm online for a free initial case consultation. Learn more about our proven strategies and let us begin fighting for your freedom today.
When you are under investigation by a federal agency in conjunction with the United States Attorney, your lawyer may be able to negotiate early access to certain evidence. This is especially true if you are working out a plea deal, however the prosecutor has full power to limit the evidence you see, so it may not be too helpful. Your lawyer can advise you concerning the steps you can take and what you can do to defend yourself.
After you have been charged with a crime, your right to disclosure of evidence changes. Oral and written statements, recorded statements, grand jury testimony, documents and photographs, information from examinations, and the names of expert witnesses along with a summary of their testimony will need to be disclosed by both sides. Additionally, any evidence that favors your side of the case will need to be disclosed. Attorney work product and witness statements are exempt from disclosure during discovery.
If the U.S. attorney does not comply with discovery rules and fails to disclose relevant information, the court can order the attorney to disclose that information, grant you more time for review, or prevent the evidence from being used.
It is crucial that you work with a lawyer who understands how the federal discovery process works, and who knows how to use the government’s evidence to build your defense. As soon as you suspect you are under investigation or if you are facing charges already, get in touch with one of our licensed federal attorneys now and let us begin helping you develop your defense.
Under the direction of Scott Grabel, our state defense team has built a reputation as one of the best for misdemeanor and felony defense in Michigan. Alongside our successful state practice, we have licensed federal attorneys on staff who work specifically with clients in federal cases, and who know how to guide clients through the federal defense process. Whether you are up against the FBI, DEA, IRS, or any other federal agency, our lawyers are ready to begin advising you on the steps you need to take to defend yourself. Contact us now by phone or online to learn more.
To reach a member of our federal team, call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact our firm online. We are always available 24/7 to begin fighting for you or your loved one after an investigation or criminal charge. Don’t wait to begin fighting for your freedom.