Being charged by the United States of America can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. For one, such charges are almost always felonies. On top of that, the government has the money, resources and manpower to fully investigate cases. Moreover, the penalties in federal court are usually much higher than state court penalties. Unlike state court, federal charges often carry mandatory minimum prison sentences with them. For example, a person charged with a cocaine transaction could face a 5 or 10 year mandatory minimum sentence. If you have a prior felony drug conviction, those penalties can be increased to a mandatory minimum 20 years.
If you or someone you know has been indicted, contact Kuchler & Cotton, S.C.. Our attorneys have significant experience handling federal cases. You need an aggressive federal criminal defense lawyer with the knowledge and experience to effectively represent your rights.
Our attorneys have been practicing in federal court for years. We have successfully fought drug cases in the District Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. We have filed pretrial motions suppressing drugs and other evidence. In one case, the government dismissed federal gun charges after we convinced the court that the law was improperly applied to our client. In another case, our client was charged as a large scale dealer in a high-level heroin conspiracy. While the other defendants began cooperating, we remained silent and focused on getting the client released from jail. The other lead defendant in the case pled to the heroin distribution and was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison. We challenged our case and set it for trial. After showing the government the weaknesses of its case, the United States Attorney amended the heroin charge to Misprision of a Felony. The client served one year of probation with no jail. While every case is unique, it is important to speak to an attorney promptly so that we can explore what issues might exist.
At Kuchler & Cotton, S.C., our philosophy is that a person should not plead guilty to a charge unless they are convinced that the government has evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. We believe in litigating and challenging every possible aspect of the case. The government has the burden to prove the case and we make sure our clients understand that they are presumed innocent. We do not march our clients down to the United States Attorney’s Office to begin cooperating and giving information. These decisions are serious decisions that can only be made once you have examined every piece of evidence against you. Also, because we can fight to have evidence and statements suppressed, the client should be prepared to challenge the case. At Kuchler & Cotton, our attorneys also understand the complexities of the federal sentencing system. Our attorneys have the necessary experience to challenge penalty enhancers and to challenge the criminal history category calculated against our clients, should the decision be made to plead guilty.
Contact us today for a free consultation: (262) 542-4218
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