Conviction of a federal crime carries much harsher consequences than those for state crimes, including longer prison terms and increased fines. In addition to more severe penalties, offenders are more likely to serve full prison sentences in federal prosecutions. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney is vital, as any misstep during the process can produce disastrous, long-term results.
John W Hartmann, Esq. is a a former state representative and former prosecutor with extensive experience defending those accused of serious crimes. Hartmann is fully prepared to fight aggressively for the rights of those facing a variety of criminal charges, including the following:
- Drug Trafficking & Distribution
- Weapons Offenses
- Bank Robbery
- Bank Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Tax Fraud
Strong Federal Criminal Representation From Drug Conspiracy Attorneys
The grand jury indictment process for federal crimes can take up to a full year. This pre-indictment process typically consists of extensive communication and investigation by federal law enforcement and the U.S. Attorney’s office before any hearings take place. Federal crimes and prosecution also require competent defense attorneys to conduct their own investigation and complete several preliminary steps as part of the pre-indictment process.
As skilled Trenton federal criminal defense attorneys, we are familiar with the requirements and processes involved with these types of cases. We work vigorously on your behalf to prepare a solid case strategy, conduct interviews, review the Government’s pre-indictment discovery, and pursue our own investigation of the purported evidence, witnesses, and crime scene. As accomplished trial lawyers, we are also fully prepared to fight for you after the grand jury indictment, tenaciously advocating on your behalf at every step — from the arraignment to plea negotiations to the trial by jury.