Federal Court System: A Different Set of Rules

There are many special considerations to make when charged with a federal crime. One of these is understanding the differences between state and federal court. The federal court system is completely different from the Ohio state court system. There are different courts, judges and even sentencing guidelines. The federal system is driven by specific federal sentencing guidelines. Once strictly mandatory for judges, the law has recently changed as of 2005. If you have been charged with a federal crime, seek the help of an attorney who has knowledge and experience in defending federal crimes.

Successfully Defending Clients in Federal Court Since 1987

The Law Office of Kirk A. Migdal, located in Akron, Ohio, offers defense for the full range of federal criminal charges. Since 1987, attorney Kirk Migdal has been successfully defending clients in the federal court system. From white collar crimes to federal drug or weapons charges, he has the knowledge, experience and skill to defend you.

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Changes in Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Prior to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2005, federal judges were required to strictly adhere to federal sentencing guidelines. However, while the purpose behind this was to ensure sentencing was uniformly done throughout each federal district, it was argued that this made sentencing unnecessarily harsh. Specific circumstances for each individual case were not always taken into consideration. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Booker and FanFan, that the mandatory nature of the federal sentencing guidelines violated the 6th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Although the guidelines still play an important role in federal sentencing. That is why it is paramount to have an experienced federal criminal defense attorney like Kirk Migdal, who is well-versed in these sentencing guidelines.

Contact a Federal Drug Crimes and Fraud Attorney - Akron

If you have been charged with a federal crime, say nothing until you speak with federal criminal defense attorney Migdal. Call the law office at 888-556-3493 or send an e-mail to arrange for an initial consultation with our experienced Akron, Ohio, criminal defense attorney.