State & Federal Criminal Defense

State & Federal Criminal Defense

State & Federal Criminal Defense

Many crimes can be charged in either Federal or State courts. However, handling a case in Federal court as opposed to State court requires a completely different set of skills as a lawyer.

In State court, a prosecution generally begins with the filing of a criminal complaint after which your lawyer should begin to defend your interests. In the federal courts, the prosecutor generally does not file a criminal complaint but instead presents evidence to a grand jury, which then decides whether or not to issue formal criminal charges, known as an indictment. The grand jury process could be quick or take months or even years — it all depends on the complexity of the case and the nature of the federal investigation.

When going to State or Federal court you want an attorney who is just as familiar with the system as he is with the types of crimes with which you are charged. At Kalavruzos, Mumola, Hartman & Lento, LLC, we have the experience in both State and Federal court that can make the difference between going to prison and going home. Let our lawyers protect your freedom by keeping you on the streets.

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