When you are arrested for a crime in Florida you are facing charges of having broken the laws of the state of Florida. However, there may be times when the law that you have broken or violated the federal laws of the United States, at which point you could be facing stiffer penalties including longer prison time and higher fine amounts. You will also be looking at imprisonment in federal rather than state prison facilities.
Before you hire a defense attorney for your case, you should keep several things in mind. First, are you dealing with a Florida federal crime lawyer? Do not just accept any lawyer for a case this serious. Make sure that the attorney is authorized and able to represent you in federal court. Also, keep in mind that you do not want a new attorney to handle this type of case- make sure that you choose an experienced federal crime lawyer.
Once you find out that your case is going to be tried as a federal crime, in federal court, you will probably be transferred to a federal holding facility unless you are actually able to be bonded out. Whether a Florida federal crime lawyer can get you bonded out on such serious charges would depend on a number of factors. If the lawyer cannot get you bonded out, he may be able to block you from being transferred to the federal facility, but again, that will not always be possible.
Proceedings will follow the same basic procedure as other court cases, and your lawyer will guide you through them. Make sure that you follow his prompts and only speak when directly asked to do so. Do not add comments or make remarks when being questioned, and certainly do not do this while not being questioned. Many Florida federal crime lawyers have had to fight back the urge to harm their own clients that will not shut up.
Remember how serious it is that you are in federal court. Remember how expensive it can be to hire a Florida federal crime lawyer and the seriousness of the punishments that you could face if you lose your case. Follow the advice of your attorney, your very life could depend upon it.
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