Atlanta Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Legal Help in Your Federal Criminal Case
Application of federal sentencing guidelines has become more complex. The stakes are high, and this is not a game, your future is now face-to-face with the U.S. Department of Justice. The impending battle requires an experienced Atlanta criminal attorney who will assist you in navigating through each phase of the system's process.
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. aggressively represents clients with the legal expertise and respect that they deserve. As a former federal prosecutor in the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Weintraub gained extensive knowledge from both sides of the legal system. It is this invaluable experience that he uses to build a strategic defense allowing his clients to prevail with favorable results.
Mr. Weintraub's reputation as a tenacious lawyer is only strengthened by his integrity and compassion for defending his clients and their constitutional rights. The firm is admitted to practice law in Georgia and all United States Federal Courts including the United States Supreme Court. The phone lines are operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need immediate assistance with your case.
The Federal Court System
The federal court system is not a forgiving place. Mistakes due to inexperience, the hesitation that comes with uncertainty, and any faintness of heart will cost you. It is in your best interest to secure legal aid if you are facing federal charges and anticipate that your case will go to trial. If you require legal representation in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, or South Carolina or in a federal district court anywhere else in the country - one who knows how this system works and how to make it work for you – you have come to the right place. The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub will be able to assist you with charges relating to the following crimes and much more.
The state of Georgia refers to the crime of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs as both DUI and DWI. If you are facing a charge of this nature, you need to enlist the help of a tough DUI attorney who will fight tirelessly for your rights. Remember, a DUI is a criminal offense and will go on your permanent record. We are waiting to answer your questions about DUI myths, DUI penalties, DDS hearings and more.
This serious offense is outlined under Georgia Code Title 16, and is defined as assault with the intent to rape, rob or murder by using a deadly weapon or any object used offensively against a person. Penalties can include jail or prison time and heavy fines. The courtroom will heavily prosecute those charged with aggravated assault, and your best chance at avoiding severe penalties is with the help of a lawyer.
Accused of armed robbery in Georgia? In order for you to be convicted, the prosecution must be able to prove that a weapon was intended to be used. Even the use of a toy or replica weapon can constitute armed robbery. Penalties for robbery range, but if the case is serious enough, can result in life imprisonment. Our firm can aggressively defend your rights and your innocence against these charges, so call today.
If you are under investigation for arson, you could be stuck in the criminal justice system for months and even years. A lawyer from our firm can protect your rights throughout the entirety of the process in order to weigh the aspects of your case and help you avoid conviction. Get help now, a person convicted of arson in the first degree can receive a prison sentence up to 20 years.
ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
When you are facing federal charges involving alcohol, tobacco, or weapons violations, you will be prosecuted by the ATF. The ATF acts to reduce smuggling, protect tax revenue, and ensure federal laws and regulations are being followed. This powerful agency is widely feared and respected throughout the nation for their vigorous prosecution of accused criminals, and you need a legal advocate on your side.
Federal charges for bank robbery can include savings and loan associations, ATMs, and credit unions. If you have been charged with bank robbery, time is of the essence. There are five phases involved with conviction of a bank robbery crime, and we can defend your rights during every step of the way.
Individuals charged with child pornography offenses face an uphill battle to prove their innocence, it is recommended to start the legal process as soon as possible. If convicted, you will be subject to public registration, in addition to imprisonment between five and 20 years and a fine up to $100,000.00. Child pornography charges are usually publicly announced, and you need an aggressive defense attorney who will help you avoid conviction and save your reputation.
Wrongful convictions and unfair sentencing can be challenged through the appeals process. A criminal appeal is not a retrial; it is an official review of the trial records in order to determine whether or not proceedings were conducted fairly and according to the law.
Federal Drug Crimes
Charged with a federal drug crime? Your best bet for minimizing damage and avoiding conviction is with the help of an attorney from our firm. Federal drug crimes can include drug possession, sales, trafficking, manufacturing, importation, conspiracy and much more.
Federal Weapons Charges
If you have been charged with a federal crime involving the use of weapons, you may lose your right to own or possess a gun and face other harsh penalties as well. If you feel that your rights were violated in having gun charges levied against you, our firm can help.
Felonies & Misdemeanors
After you have been accused of a crime, there is the possibility for different outcomes depending on how you handle your charges. With the help of an Atlanta defense attorney, you may be able to dismiss the evidence used against you, forcing the prosecutor's office to drop your charges.
This is considered the most serious of all federal crimes, and is defined as the unlawful killing of another human being. Homicide charges can take several different forms, and our firm is familiar with the methods of defense that will be effective in defending your rights.
The most common internet crimes include child pornography, fraud crimes, illegal sex and drug offenses. Our law firm is comprised of computer and internet savvy attorneys who can defend you against any type of internet crime charge, regardless of the evidence brought against you.
Manslaughter charges can be broken down into two categories based on whether the death was the result of self-defense. This crime is different than murder, but individuals who are convicted of manslaughter will still face serious penalties including time in prison.
Accused of murder in the Atlanta area? You may be subject to life imprisonment or the death sentence. Individuals who are convicted of this severe crime need the expertise of an experienced Atlanta defense lawyer to protect their rights from the consequences of a conviction. Get started on the legal process as soon as possible.
The penalties for being accused of a violent crime include fines, probation, mandatory anger management classes and jail time. The majority of violent crimes are classified as felonies and will be prosecuted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. Examples of violent crimes include: assault, battery, kidnapping, and hate crimes. Get the help you need by speaking with a knowledgeable attorney.
White Collar Crimes
The federal government takes white collar crimes very seriously, and you need a defense attorney who can provide you with comprehensive legal defense to effectively combat the prosecution's case. Money laundering, embezzlement, extortion, conspiracy, RICO violations, federal tax charges and other white collar crimes carry harsh penalties, so act today to defend your rights.
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Our law firm can also vigorously represent you against charges of Medicare & Medicaid fraud,
RICO violations, and much more. How you use the time after you have been charged is critical to the outcome of your case, so don't hesitate to secure the help of a legal expert from our firm.