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What Happens Before a Sentence is Imposed in Federal Court?

The procedure in federal court cases follows the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and is therefore often very similar between different cases. The Grabel & Associates team can represent you from investigation through to potential sentencing, and our licensed federal attorneys are committed to defending your best interests as you fight back against federal agents and prosecutors. Contact our trial team now through our 24/7 hotline for a free initial case consultation, and learn more about the federal criminal process and how our federal defense attorneys can help you protect your rights and freedom after you are investigated for or charged with a federal offense.

As soon as you are faced with a criminal investigation or charge, it is crucial that you get an attorney on your side. Call 1-800-342-7896 now or contact us online to connect with an attorney who can help guide you through the steps you need to take in order to get a great result in your case. Scott Grabel founded our firm over 15 years ago and has developed a respected defense practice statewide, obtaining impressive results for clients in even the most difficult cases. Mr. Grabel can connect you with one of our licensed federal attorneys, who can help you fight back against serious charges including:

Don’t wait to get in touch with our trial team. Call or contact us online now and let us provide you with a free initial case analysis.

Stages of a Federal Criminal Case in Michigan

In most cases, a thorough investigation will take place before charges are even brought against a person. It is crucial that you work with an attorney if you are under investigation, and that you seek out a lawyer who has experience defending against federal agents.

If the United States attorney chooses to proceed with charges, an initial hearing and arraignment will take place in federal court, and a plea will be entered. Following this initial hearing, discovery will follow, where both sides exchange and uncover information pertaining to the case. You may continue to work with your attorney to seek a favorable plea bargain at this point, before the case proceeds to the preliminary trial hearing, where you will begin defending yourself in front of a judge and possible jury.

Before and after trial, there are a number of motions you can pursue to challenge the prosecution’s case against you. You can move to vacate a jury decision, set aside the verdict or even move for a new trial, depending on the specifics of your case. It is crucial that you work with a lawyer who knows what legal options to pursue, and who is prepared to do whatever it takes to defend your freedom.

Sentencing in Federal Court Cases – Grabel & Associates Federal Crime Defense

The judge will look to a number of different sources to determine what sentence to impose. Congress has set minimum and maximum punishments for most crimes, and the U.S. Sentencing Commissions have also set out a set of sentencing guidelines that consider additional factors. The judge will also draw on a presentence report, victim statements, defendant’s statements, and information from lawyers.

A lot of consideration concerning the history of the offender, his or her disposition during trial, the nature of the crime, and more, will go into the judge’s determination of what the sentence will be. It is critical to work with a lawyer who knows how to craft your story throughout trial and weave your defense into the information a judge will use. Our lawyers know how to protect clients from conviction, and help clients achieve more favorable sentences, and are available now to begin working with you in your federal case.

Clients statewide trust our firm to defend their freedom in misdemeanor and felony cases, and our proven results show why that is the case. Working with one of our federal attorneys will allow you to ensure your story is heard, and that your rights are protected throughout every stage of the federal criminal process, from investigation to trial and beyond. Contact our team now to learn more about how we can help in your specific case; we will make an effort to provide an individualized defense plan after learning more about the specifics of your case.

Contact Grabel & Associates for 24/7 Federal Defense in Michigan

To speak with Scott Grabel about our firm or to connect with a licensed federal attorney, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online. We are ready now to begin protecting you or your loved one.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.