FEDERAL CRIMINAL PROSECUTION—THE PROCESS
At Bilecki Law Group, We believe every service member has earned their right to an aggressive defense on their day in court. We specialize in taking the fight to the prosecution and winning cases that others said were unwinnable.
Federal Criminal Prosecution Process: Overview
Also like state courts, federal courts will categorize offenses by felonies and misdemeanors. A single misdemeanor charge warrants a maximum of 1 year in prison. Felony charges leave open the possibility of life in prison. You can find the steps to this process below. And if you have any questions, feel free to contact Bilecki Law Group for a free consultation into your federal criminal case.
The Federal Prosecution Process
Step 1: An Arrest Is Made
Once federal law enforcement officials have enough evidence against someone, they will prepare a warrant of arrest to be signed by a judge. The warrant is sent out to the Federal District Court along with an affidavit describing why a warrant should be granted. These documents are then filed by the Federal District Court and, if the complaint is strong enough, a judge will sign it and the warrant will be granted.