Federal Criminal Defense
Help For Individuals or Businesses Charged With Federal Crimes
A federal crime involves conduct that violates a federal criminal statute. A conviction, or a guilty plea, in a federal criminal case may result in severe penalties. These penalties may include a lengthy prison sentence, a very large fine, court ordered restitution payments to the victim, forfeiture of your property, a lengthy period of time on probation, loss of your constitutional rights to vote and possess a firearm, deportation, and many other very serious legal consequences. Additionally, the federal sentencing guidelines are extremely complicated. A defense attorney’s thorough knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines, and experience working with them, can be of great benefit to a person facing sentencing for committing a federal crime and may, in some situations, result in a significantly reduced sentence.
Time is of the essence and very critical in federal criminal cases. The sooner you hire an attorney with experience handling complex federal criminal cases, the sooner your attorney can begin to investigate your case, interview witnesses, gather and analyze physical evidence, meet with federal prosecutors to discuss your case, prepare for a pretrial detention hearing, and start building and preparing your defense. Get help from the Louisiana Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer at our office by calling (225) 306-8881.
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My name is David Stanley. I am admitted to practice before all United States District Courts in Louisiana including those located in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, Lake Charles, Alexandria, and Shreveport. If you are facing criminal charges in any federal district court in Louisiana, please allow me to give your federal criminal case the energy, knowledge, skill, focus, and detailed attention it deserves. I provide an organized, systematic, and cutting-edge approach to federal criminal defense optimized to the facts and law applicable to your case. I have over 34 years of experience defending individuals and businesses who are being investigated for committing a federal crime or who have been arrested, indicted, or charged with committing, or conspiring to commit, a federal crime. Federal criminal cases I accept include:
- Trafficking, distribution, manufacturing, or transportation of drugs, narcotics, and other controlled dangerous substances including methamphetamine, powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, MDMA including Ecstasy or Molly, prescription pills, oxycontin or other opioids; and trafficking, cultivation, distribution, transportation, or possession of marijuana.
- Sex crimes including rape, obscenity, child pornography, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of children, transportation for illegal sexual activity, or human trafficking crimes.
- Firearms, explosives, and weapons charges including the illegal sale, purchase, possession, distribution, or transportation of firearms, explosives, or weapons, suppressors, or illegally modified weapons; the importation, manufacture, distribution or storage of explosive or combustible materials; possession or use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and other similar federal charges.
- White collar crimes including racketeering, RICO violations, bank fraud, insurance fraud, securities fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, bankruptcy fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, telemarketing fraud, making false statements, and money laundering.
- Property crimes including aggravated arson, bank robbery, armed robbery, burglary, theft, larceny, embezzlement, counterfeiting, forgery, economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, and possession of stolen property.
- Murder, homicide, assassination, terrorism, chemical or biological weapons offenses, genocide, kidnapping, torture, parental kidnapping and international child abduction, stalking, battery, or assault
- Conspiracy to commit a federal crime
- Obstruction of justice or perjury
- Bribery, graft, extortion, threats, elections offenses, public corruption, and conflicts of interest
- Armed Career Criminal Act violations
- Customs offenses
- Environmental crimes
- Criminal street gang related crimes
If you are approached by federal law enforcement agents, do not speak with them or make any statements without your attorney present. Sometimes, the only evidence of a crime, or the most damaging evidence, is an admission or incriminating statement volunteered by the accused to law enforcement agents or made while answering their questions without an attorney present. The bad news is that this typically happens while the accused person is under investigation but before they are actually charged with a crime. Feeling pressured, intimidated, and trying to talk their way out of trouble to avoid being arrested, and without knowing their legal rights, the accused agrees to answer questions without first speaking to a lawyer and without their lawyer present. The accused then proceeds to make a series of mistakes that do serious damage and sometimes irreversible damage to their case and their chances for a successful outcome. These mistakes typically include making an incriminating admission; or consenting to an otherwise unlawful search, or voluntarily waiving important legal rights and protections.
The good news is that I can help you avoid making these critical mistakes. They can be easily avoided if you will call me as soon as you are first contacted by federal law enforcement agents; receive a grand jury target letter or a grand jury subpoena; or receive a grand jury subpoena for your personal or business bank, financial, or tax records. You have the constitutional right to remain silent and to hire the criminal defense attorney of your choice. However, it is up to you to exercise your rights by clearly telling law enforcement agents that you are not going to answer any of their questions until you have consulted with your lawyer and until your lawyer is present.
If you, a loved one, or your business have been contacted by federal law enforcement agents, received a grand jury target letter, received a subpoena for your personal documents or business records, or have been indicted or charged with a federal crime, contact me BEFORE you meet with them, BEFORE you make any statements to them, BEFORE you answer any of their questions, and BEFORE you deliver any of your personal documents or business records to them. Do not meet with them, make any statements to them, or answer any of their questions, or give them any of your personal documents or business records. Please allow me to help you avoid making critical mistakes that may seriously damage your federal criminal case and significantly reduce your opportunity for a successful outcome. I have been practicing as a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA as well as a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in East Baton Rouge Parish. Contact online or call now at (225) 306-8881 to get started resolving your federal criminal problems today!
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