Since most criminal trials and civil lawsuits are prosecuted in state courts, the majority of practicing attorneys never even enter federal court. If you are charged with a federal crime or face a lawsuit where federal jurisdiction applies, you need an attorney who is more than simply acquainted with U.S. law and federal rules of procedure. The attorneys at Gutierrez Preciado & House, LLP litigate cases in the federal court system. We understand the many nuances, advantages and disadvantages of federal court, and are prepared to represent you in matters related to:
If you are accused of a crime that violates a statute passed by Congress, you will be tried in federal court. Crimes against federal agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (e.g., securities fraud), U.S. Treasury (e.g., counterfeiting), Environmental Protection Agency (e.g., toxic waste dumping), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (e.g., gun-running) and Drug Enforcement Agency (e.g., drug smuggling) are federal crimes, as are crimes that cross state lines, such as moving a kidnap victim from one state to another. Crimes that use a federal agency, such as the U.S. Postal Service, to perpetrate an illegal act are likewise federal. Our attorneys understand federal criminal law and all aspects of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, including:
Don’t give the federal prosecutor an added advantage. Retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney from Gutierrez Preciado & House, LLP.
Some civil lawsuits can and should be filed in federal court. If you are the plaintiff, you can file in federal court for several reasons, including:
A defendant in a state court lawsuit may also remove the case to federal court if jurisdiction exists. Attorneys who are unfamiliar with the federal system may be overly wary. Their hesitation may prevent clients from receiving numerous benefits. Depending on the state in question, federal court may offer:
An experienced federal court litigator will fully explain why your case should be filed federally or removed from the state court to the federal.
To schedule a consultation with a seasoned federal court trial attorney from Gutierrez Preciado & House, LLP, call 626-360-3424 or contact the firm online. Our office is conveniently located in Pasadena and represents clients throughout California.