Brooklyn Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

The stakes can be very high in a federal criminal case. Federal prosecutors usually only take on serious cases in which the evidence is stacked against the defendant, presenting a very substantial challenge for the accused. If you find out that you are under investigation for a federal crime, you should contact a skilled defense attorney as soon as possible.

I am criminal defense attorney Wilson LaFaurie. From my law office in Brooklyn, I defend clients who face criminal charges in both state and federal courts throughout the New York City area. I am prepared to assist in a wide range of federal matters, including:

In any federal case, it is important that you work with a skilled criminal defense attorney to ensure that your rights and your interests are protected throughout the case.

Ready To Assist You In Federal Court

Federal cases are complex and challenging, and not all attorneys are qualified to work in federal courts. I have years of experience as both a criminal defense attorney and as a prosecutor for the state of New York, experience that has given the perspective necessary to assist in a wide range of difficult criminal matters. I am prepared to handle cases in federal courtrooms across the state.

I work closely with each of my clients, developing a customized defense strategy based on the unique factors of their case. Whether we resolve your case by negotiating a favorable plea bargain or settle the issue at trial, I will stand by you throughout the entire process, helping you make the decisions that will most benefit your future.

Consequences of a Conviction of a Federal Crime

A conviction for a federal crime can have serious short-term and long-term consequences. A conviction prevents you from obtaining a professional license or working in certain professions. It can also be a job killer, since employers routinely conduct background checks of prospective employees.

One of the most serious consequences of a federal conviction is the potential for a significant jail sentence even as a first-time offender. Federal law calls for a number of heavy mandatory minimum sentences, particularly for those convicted of drug crimes. These minimum sentences can lead to very long prison terms. Since there is no parole in the federal court system, you could face several years in a federal penitentiary for a crime that would otherwise be eligible for a provisional release in our state justice system.

Representation In Civil Court

Beyond criminal cases, I also represent those who have been wronged in a federal civil rights abuse. These cases, which include cases involving police misconduct, the use of excessive force and false arrest, can be very difficult to pursue without skilled legal representation. I have extensive experience with civil rights cases; if you have been wronged by police or state authorities, I will help you seek justice.

Free Consultation: Contact a New York City Federal Court Attorney

To discuss your case with an experienced Brooklyn federal criminal defense lawyer, call me at 917-817-4142 or fill out the contact form on this website. Hablamos español.