San Antonio Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Federal Crimes in Texas
Have you been accused of committing a federal offense in San Antonio? If so, you could be facing a number of serious punishments, including some that could threaten your career, relationships with your loved ones, future living, job prospects, and overall livelihood. When people find out they are under investigation for a federal crime they make the mistake of believing that they can talk to the authorities without legal counsel. Before speaking to any of the federal law enforcement agencies you need to consult with an attorney and come up with a plan. You need a team of expert attorneys by your side, fighting for your rights and freedoms, and making sure that you never feel left in the dark during the course of your case; at The Locke Law Group, this is exactly what you’ll find.
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Defenses to Federal Criminal Charges
The following are just a few of the possible defenses for such cases:
- Unlawful search and seizure- If drugs, child pornography, or other evidence indicating the commission of a federal offense was obtained by the authorities in an illegal fashion, a motion to dismiss that evidence could be filed on that basis prior to trial. If successful, such a motion would eliminate the government’s evidence and therefore severely weaken their case against you.
- Entrapment- If it can be shown that law enforcement agents coerced you into committing a crime which you otherwise may not have committed, a skilled federal crime defense attorney may be able to argue that you were the victim of entrapment and should therefore not be convicted.
- Insufficient evidence- Since the burden of proof falls on the prosecutor, it is their responsibility to provide sufficient and convincing evidence of your guilt. If your federal offense attorney is able to prevent evidence from being used in trial or show that the prosecutor simply doesn’t have enough evidence to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, then you may avoid a conviction.
- No intent to commit a crime- If it cannot be proven that you intended to commit the crime for which you’ve been charged, it will be difficult for the prosecutor to successfully convict you.
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