Top Westbrook, ME Federal Criminal Law Lawyers Near You

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

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    Zerillo Law Firm, LLC

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Shaheen & Gordon, PA

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Duane Morris LLP

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Maine Criminal Defense Group

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Biddeford Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Biddeford Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Sidley Austin LLP

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, LLP

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Verrill Dana LLP

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Pierce Atwood LLP

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Libby O'Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Kennebunk Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Kennebunk Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Bernstein Shur

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

  • Drummond Woodsum

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

    Federal Criminal Law Lawyers | Portland Office | Serving Westbrook, ME

Westbrook Federal Criminal Law Information

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Find a Westbrook Federal Criminal Law Attorney in your area

Are You Facing Federal Criminal Charges?

A federal criminal conviction can mean severe fines and federal prison time, depending on the crime in question. If you are being investigated or have been charged with a federal criminal offense, you will want to retain a skilled Westbrook federal criminal law lawyer.

Different Types of Federal Criminal Law Charges

Federal crimes are any acts considered illegal by a federal law and are prosecuted under federal law, not state law. Breaking any law is not good, but breaking a federal law could lead you to stiffer penalties and incarceration.

A federal criminal law attorney can help you build your defense, no matter that severity of the charge. Federal crimes include tax evasion, bank robbery, counterfeiting, kidnapping and many other crimes.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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