Each year, thousands of people face criminal charges in Ohio. A much smaller number will face charges in federal court. The legal basis for why a person might face charges in federal court instead of state court can be somewhat complicated, but it is sufficient to say that when a person does face charges in federal court, those charges are serious.
Charges that are brought against people in federal court often include crimes that are referred to as white-collar crimes. In general, these types of charges include matters involving finances and money. Examples of white-collar crimes include bank fraud, insider trading and embezzlement. The evidence used in these cases can be technical and complex, often involving reams of financial records and results from databases. Often, it is necessary for expert witnesses to testify in order to help the court understand how to analyze the evidence.
This complexity can be good for the accused. When the evidence is difficult to understand, the prosecution’s job of proving every element of the crime charged can be difficult. And, a strong defensive strategy may be able to poke holes in the evidence presented by the prosecution. If the case proceeds to trial, defendants facing criminal charges will need an assertive defense strategy.
At our law firm, we represent individuals in Ohio who are facing white collar crime charges in federal court. We understand how serious these charges are and how life-altering a conviction could be for a defendant. For more information about how we might be able to help with your case, please visit our law firm’s website.