Federal Government Power
The federal government is a powerful adversary with almost unlimited resources to harass, intimidate, seize assets of, and prosecute any individual or group. The increase in the number and coverage of federal laws since the 1960s is staggering, with an explosion of federal laws often being used to criminalize matters otherwise non-federal, under the cover of in or “affecting” interstate commerce, which can extend to just about anything. Then, on top of that, they often will stack on charges of “conspiracy” and “racketeering” and “using a telecommunications device” to build the potential punishments.
The imprisonments imposed under federal law can be far greater than imagined, often with high mandatory minimum sentences, and discretion to make sentences for multiple counts consecutive. Whether you are charged based on claims of drug trafficking, or child pornography, or other sex crimes, or fraud, or firearms, or public corruption, or protest activities, or any of the other of the thousands of federal crimes, you may already have been demonized by public opinion.
This gives the prosecutor enormous bargaining power to try to force an accused person into an undesirable plea bargain, whether the person is innocent or not, whether law enforcement witnesses or other witnesses are lying or not, whether the so-called “scientific” evidence is a pile of garbage or not.
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Your Sword And Your Shield
However, standing against all that power is your most important constitutional right: the right to counsel. That is what gives you the ability to enforce and protect your other constitutional rights and additional rights you have under law. That is what gives you a specific plan to defend. That is what gives you the ability to carry out that plan.
When you have Satawa Law PLLC working for you, you have working for you decades of experience effectively fighting criminal charges in federal court, and extensive knowledge of the constitution, laws and court rules that help your lawyers work as your sword, and as your shield. Motions to suppress evidence for illegal search and other pretrial motions are a regular feature of our practice. We have decades of experience working with federal court juries, federal court prosecutors, federal court judges, private investigators, and expert witnesses, to help you get the results you need. We gather the witnesses needed to attack the lies, innuendos, and unfounded assumptions on which the Prosecution case often rests. We engineer your plan for success and, piece by piece, build a fortress of protection against government attack.
You also have working for you the benefit of reasoned advice based upon years of experience and practical knowledge of what can be done with the law, coming from someone you know you can trust to put your best interests in first place.
When you go into battle, you need to be fully armed. Experience, knowledge, creativity, wisdom, resources, and fortitude: that is what you get when you get Satawa.
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If you have been arrested or accused of a federal crime, our team of federal criminal defense lawyers is ready to help defend your rights and protect your future. We understand the life-changing nature of these types of allegations. We never judge or assume; rather, we immediately start to try and determine the best way to win that case. We do that while providing our clients with the empathetic and compassionate guidance they need to get through this difficult time.
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The Best Defense Strategy Is An Aggressive Offense
Simply put, we are not afraid to take on prosecutors. We know that a relentless, effective, and well-thought out defense strategy will be critical to the success of a case. Because we always prepare every case extensively from the very beginning of our representation, we can offer persuasive rebuttals to any allegations brought by the Prosecution. We developed a multi-disciplinary approach, using a team of professionals to investigate and prepare our defense – experts, psychologists, lawyers, trial consultants, investigators, and jury consultants to prepare our client and our case for trial. We employ mock trials, practice direct and cross examinations, focus groups, client reenactments, and interview every possible witness to leave no trial stone unturned, and put the case in the best position to be won. When falsely accused of a crime, we demand that our clients be treated fairly and equally by the justice system. We defend their rights, and protect their future.
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