"Because Experience Matters"

Federal Cases We Handle

When would you need a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney? Some crimes - child pornography, drug, sex, violent and white collar crimes, to name a few - can be prosecuted by both Maine and the Federal Government. Often times, criminal charges are filed in only one court - a Maine court or the Federal courts in Portland or Bangor. But sometimes, a person is charged in both Maine and Federal courts. That’s why it’s important to have a criminal defense attorney who can handle the case no matter which system it’s in - State or Federal - because they are very different.


Each system stands on its own with its own rules and procedures and sentencing structure. A drug charge that could warrant only months of jail time in a Maine court could mean years of prison time in a Federal court. You need an attorney who understands what’s at risk and can steer a case through the complex Federal Sentencing Guidelines.


In the Federal system a person is often notified of an ongoing investigation. And that’s the ideal time to talk with an experienced attorney to help minimize the damage and possibly avoid certain charges. (Click here to learn more about George Hess, our Trial Attorney)


If you suspect you are under investigation at the federal level, or if you’ve been sent a “target letter” or charged, call or e-mail us for a complimentary consultation to see how we can help you.


Because Experience Matters.




Federal Criminal Case Attorney

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Professional Negotiation Skills and Cutting Edge Trial Strategies at work for our clients in Maine, including:


All of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Oxford, and Kennebec Counties, Auburn, Augusta, Lewiston, Portland, Rumford and South Paris, and Federal Courts in Portland, Bangor and Boston


The information on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. To obtain legal advice, please consult an attorney.


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