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The complications of the federal court system

The federal court system can be complex and challenging for those who have been charged with a crime. For this reason, it's imperative to understand what you're up against and how to make informed decisions regarding your situation.

Here are some of the most complex scenarios associated with the federal court system:

-- Sentencing guidelines. In state court, the judge often has the ability to treat you on a "case by case" basis. Judges in federal court, however, must often stick with sentencing guidelines.

-- False statements. If you make a false statement, it could come back to harm you in the future and the punishment could be more severe in federal court.

-- Enhancements. Did you know that a federal prosecutor could charge you with enhancements that can lead to more time in prison?

-- Federal procedures. It's easy to believe that all court procedures are the same, but nothing could be further from the truth. Federal and state procedures differ in many ways.

As you can see, there are many challenges to navigate as you make your way through the federal court system. If you are uninformed, there could come a time when you make a serious mistake.

If you are worried about what the future will bring, now is the time to find out. We know the federal court system inside and out, and our experience has helped our clients.

Take some time to look at our many webpages on federal crimes. At that point, you will feel better about your situation. Federal court can be intimidating, but we have the experience and knowledge to help you even the odds.

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