Federal crimes are generally considered more serious than state crimes and can lead to far greater penalties, including hefty fines and lengthy federal prison sentences. Federal cases are also often more complex than state criminal cases, requiring many months of legal preparation.

Simply put, if you've been charged with a crime in federal court, you're facing an uphill battle. Federal law enforcement officials (FBI, DEA, and ATF) are better trained and more thorough than their state and local counterparts and as a result, the prosecution's evidence in the average federal criminal case can appear pretty overwhelming. Federal criminal investigations can last months or even years and often utilize tactics like confidential informants and wiretaps. The evidence derived from these investigations is turned over to a U.S. Attorney who will then aggressively prosecute the case. 

In the face of such seemingly insurmountable odds, you need an experienced and aggressive Pittsburgh Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in your corner. At Bishop Law, we know the federal criminal justice system and understand how to present the best possible defense to get our clients the results they desire. Whether your goal is to beat the case or simply to avoid incarceration in federal prison, your Federal Defense Attorney from Bishop Law will fight to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our trial preparation is second to none. Our only goal is to get your case dismissed.

Examples of crimes commonly charged in federal court are:

  • Bank Robbery
  • Bank Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Racketeering
  • Drug Crimes
  • Conspiracy

Why to Hire an Attorney if You've Been Charged in Federal Court

If you are the subject of a federal criminal investigation or have recently been charged with a federal crime, you need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Federal criminal defendants commonly sink themselves by making incriminating statements to federal investigators before retaining a lawyer. After such a statement is made, your attorney will likely be unable to prevent the statement from being offered as evidence at trial, leaving you facing a likely conviction. To avoid such an unfortunate fate, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Federal Defense Lawyer as early in the process as possible. A good Federal Defense Attorney will sit down with you, listen to your side of the story, and then launch their own exhaustive investigation into the case. At Bishop Law, that's the type of legal representation you can expect. We know what it takes to battle the feds and we welcome the fight,

If you're being investigated for a federal crime or have already been charged, call or text (412) 589-9422 to speak to a skilled Pittsburgh Federal Criminal Defense Attorney at Bishop Law immediately.