If you are facing federal charges, Minocha Law Firm can help. The practice of federal criminal law is starkly different from Texas criminal law. Importantly, you need to hire an attorney who is, firstly, admitted to federal court, understands federal law and procedure, and who is comfortable practicing before federal judges.
Not all criminal defense attorneys are admitted in federal court.
In order to practice in federal court, an attorney must earn a separate admission to each federal district court. Not all Texas criminal lawyers have the right to practice in federal court. Sanjay Minocha is admitted to practice in all four federal districts in Texas, and can handle a case in any federal court in Texas.
Federal law is different than Texas state law.
Federal criminal statutes often differ significantly from Texas criminal statutes. Even though a crime may have the same or similar names in both courts, the elements of those offenses are often distinct.
Federal rules of procedure are also very different than Texas rules of procedure and an unfamiliar attorney can be blindsided when standing before the judge.
Many criminal lawyers do not like practicing in federal court.
Some criminal defense lawyers are intimidated by federal court practice because the etiquette is more formal and less leeway is given to lawyers who make procedural errors. Practice is paper-heavy, requiring many motions and briefs. Many criminal defense lawyers do not like spending the time and effort to write multiple-page briefs and therefore dislike federal court.
Sanjay Minocha is not scared to defend people with federal criminal charges filed against them. He has been practicing before federal courts his entire career. Sanjay is admitted to every Texas federal district (Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern). Sanjay has prepared and filed stacks of motions in federal court. Sanjay’s strong writing skills and knowledge of federal law and procedure help him aggressively represent criminal defendants in federal court.
If you or a loved one are facing federal criminal charges, call Sanjay today at 214.301.3939 for a FREE consultation.