If you are charged by either a criminal complaint or an indictment and you havenât hired an attorney, you need competent effective representation immediately. Our firm will critically examine the charging document to determine whether it states an offense proscribed by federal law and inform our client as to the nature and meaning of the offense(s) charged. Additionally, our firm will accurately determine the statutory penalties for the offense(s) charged so that our clients are aware of the consequences if they are convicted. If our client is charged by complaint, our firm will effectively represent her at the initial appearance as well as the preliminary and detention hearings. If our client is indicted, our firm will provide effective representation at both the initial appearance and detention hearings.