Federal Criminal Defense
Advice for those accused of Federal Crimes in Indiana
The federal defense team at NLKJ is widely respected for effectively managing federal criminal matters for our clients. In recent decades we have handled hundreds of federal criminal cases for individuals and corporations in Northwest Indiana. We understand how the government prepares cases, and we have the skill and experience to effectively represent our clients’ interests. At trial, your goal is simple: to win.
Federal criminal investigations can be significantly different from state criminal investigations, particularly in the use of grand juries. In state investigations, a suspect is often arrested before the case has been thoroughly investigated. If you have been charged with a federal crime, on the other hand, it is likely that the government has been conducting a lengthy investigation and has mounted a well-developed case against you. When federal prosecutors brings charges, they have often already investigated the matter.
Agencies involved in federal criminal investigation include:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Division (CID)
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
- United States Postal Service (Postal Inspector)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Department of Homeland Security
- United States Marshals Service
- United States Secret Service
- Office of Inspector General – Various federal agencies
Each of these agencies might pursue a case differently. It is important, therefore, that you contact a skilled federal criminal defense firm that is prepared to represent your interests. We provide representation in a comprehensive range of federal criminal defense matters, including the following professional and corporate white collar crimes:
- Drug trafficking
- Federal drug offenses
- Gambling charges
- Health care fraud
- Racketeering (RICO Statute)
Criminal investigations do not need to be initiated by a federal agency to be handled by a federal court. Often state investigations involving weapons violations, drug crimes, computer crimes, and white collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, conspiracy, banking fraud, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and environmental crimes, end up in the federal courts.
Our team is prepared to aggressively challenge the government at every stage of a criminal prosecution. We know the rules and how best to play within them. We regularly represent clients before federal grand juries, at trial, and in any necessary appeals. Our attorneys recognize that our clients’ reputation, freedom, and in some cases their lives are at risk. We spend countless hours analyzing the facts, as well as interviewing and preparing witnesses. We use experienced, credible investigators, experts, and specialists for support. We painstakingly review the law.