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Strong Defense Against The Harshest Federal Criminal Charges

At Babich Sarcone Attorneys at Law, we understand the gravity of being charged with a federal crime. Our team, led by criminal defense attorney Nick Sarcone, has more than 15 years of experience aggressively defending our clients’ rights and freedoms. We know the stakes are high, and that’s why we commit ourselves to fighting tirelessly for those facing serious federal charges. Our approach is meticulous, strategic and grounded in a deep understanding of federal laws and procedures. With every case, we aim to deliver the robust defense our client deserves, no matter the complexity of the charges they face.

Available To Defend You Against Any Federal Charge

Our Des Moines law firm is well-versed in a range of federal offenses, including but not limited to:

  • Drug trafficking and distribution
  • Weapons charges, including illegal firearms possession and trafficking
  • White collar crimes, such as embezzlement, fraud and money laundering
  • RICO and racketeering offenses
  • Federal property crimes
  • Cybercrimes, including identity theft and possession or distribution of child pornography

What Sets Federal Crimes Apart

Federal crimes often carry more severe penalties than similar state-level offenses, including longer prison sentences and larger fines. The federal court system is a different landscape, with its own set of rules and procedures. That’s why it is imperative to have a defense attorney who is not only well-versed in these laws but also has practical experience in federal courts.

We at Babich Sarcone are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of the federal justice system, ensuring that you receive a defense tailored to the unique demands of your case.

Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Criminal Charges In Iowa

Due to the uncertainty of the potential consequences of a federal crime charge, it’s not unusual to have many questions running through one’s mind. Here are answers to some common questions we receive from our clients.

What is federal criminal law?

Federal criminal law refers to the statutes enacted by the central government to address offenses against the entire nation. These laws are passed by Congress and enforced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). They cover a range of crimes like fraud, drug trafficking and terrorism.

Violations of federal criminal laws can lead to prosecution in federal courts, with penalties determined at the federal level. These laws are distinct from state criminal laws enacted by individual states like Iowa.

Should I talk to federal prosecutors without a lawyer?

You should never speak to federal prosecutors without a lawyer present. Federal criminal cases can be complex and prosecutors are skilled in obtaining information to build their case. You can violate the law without even realizing it.

You also risk saying something that could harm your defense without proper legal representation. An experienced attorney can protect your rights, guide interactions with prosecutors and safeguard your interests throughout the legal proceedings.

How can hiring a federal charges lawyer affect the outcome of my case?

Hiring a skilled federal charges lawyer can significantly impact your Iowa case in several ways, potentially improving your outcome. The lawyer can:

  • Protect your rights and prevent self-incrimination
  • Build a strong defense by identifying weaknesses in the prosecution’s case
  • Negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges or dismissal
  • With courtroom expertise, they can maximize your chances of a favorable outcome
  • Ensure effective representation and guidance thanks to their knowledge of federal law

Every case is unique, and the impact depends on the defense strategy employed and your case’s details.

Call Our Office Today

If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal crime, the time to act is now. We encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation. We are ready to listen to your story, explain your rights and discuss how we can best serve your defense. Don’t face the federal justice system alone. Call 515-817-1870 or email us today to schedule an initial consultation.