Federal Services Attorney in Columbus, OH
I Will Represent You in Federal Cases
Steven S. Nolder Law Firm have been representing clients from Columbus, OH and the surrounding area for more than three decades. Our skilled federal criminal lawyer is committed to protecting your rights and preserving your freedom. But quick action is essential. Reach out to us as soon as you are charged with a federal crime so that we may begin your defense. We will meet with you to understand the circumstances and provide counsel immediately. Rely on our attorney with a history of successful cases to help you receive the justice you deserve. Call us today to get started.
Difference Between State and Federal Crimes
The difference between state and federal crimes is the type of law or statute that is violated. If an individual violates a statute or law created by U.S. Congress, he or she will be charged with a federal crime. If the statute or law in question is on the books in Ohio, it is a state law. Criminal conduct can violate both simultaneously. Steven S. Nolder Law Firm satisfies requirements to represent clients in federal court. There are three in Ohio – United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Federal crimes typically carry more severe penalties than state crimes, so consult with us as soon as the case is open.
Understanding Who Investigates Federal Crimes
There are multiple federal agencies tasked with investigating federal crimes. Each focuses on specific offenses. These agencies include:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – This group investigates and enforces U.S. criminal laws pertaining to white-collar crime, human trafficking, major theft, and more
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) – The DEA focuses on enforcing laws and regulations regarding controlled substances.
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) – The ATF investigates cases involving firearms, explosives, acts of terrorism, and more.
Federal Services Provided by Our Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney
Before charges are formally filed, many individuals are notified they are targets of a federal criminal investigation.
If you are charged by either a criminal complaint or an indictment and you have not hired an attorney, you need competent effective representation immediately
Once our client’s case is indicted by the federal grand jury, it will be scheduled for arraignment.
Nationally, 97.5% of all federal criminal cases end up in a sentencing proceeding.
If a client was convicted of a federal criminal offense, either by guilty plea or jury verdict, she has a right to have the circuit court of appeals review any legal issue that has been properly raised and preserved in the district court.
REPRESENTATION TO SECURE POST-SENTENCING REDUCTIONS
If a client is sentenced to prison, there are only two viable means to reduce this sentence of imprisonment.
REPRESENTATION AT PROBATION AND SUPERVISED RELEASE REVOCATION HEARINGS
If a client is not sentenced to prison, then she is normally ordered to complete a term of probation. If a term of imprisonment is imposed, then the client will be ordered to complete a term of supervised release after she is released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
REPRESENTATION IN MOTIONS TO VACATE, SET ASIDE, AND CORRECT A SENTENCE
Under 28 U.S.C. §2255, a client can seek to either set aside his conviction or correct a sentence based on federal constitutional errors that are properly raised in a §2255 motion.
REPRESENTATION AT INTERNATIONAL CONSENT VERIFICATION HEARINGS
If a United States citizen is convicted of a crime in a foreign land and sentenced to prison, it is possible to have that sentence transferred to the United States so that it is served within the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Contact Steven S. Nolder for Representation Today
If you are ever charged with a federal crime in Columbus, OH, rely on the best federal criminal defense attorney in the region. Steven S. Nolder Law Firm has a proven track record for helping clients receive the justice they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.