If you face federal charges of any kind, you will be up against aggressive prosecution and harsh sentences if convicted. Those convicted in federal court can expect to serve 85 percent or more of their sentence. These are serious charges that carry life-changing penalties.
Many Connecticut criminal defense lawyers will tell you they have defended clients who were in your shoes. Few of them, however, can tell you they have worn those shoes themselves.
I am criminal defense attorney Mickey Sherman, and I have been where you are at. In 2010, I pleaded guilty to two tax misdemeanors not involving any fraud, dishonesty or unreported income and served six months in a federal prison camp. I know the fear that results from the uncertainty and the unknown.
My knowledge and insights, garnered not only from more than 40 years of practicing law, but also from serving time in a federal prison camp, allow me to play a unique role for clients who face federal charges. I understand the enhanced importance of federal cases and know how to work with prosecutors from the U.S. attorney's office to obtain the best possible outcome.
Fairfield County Federal Crimes Attorney
Federal crimes are extremely serious acts that are made illegal by U.S. federal legislation. They, generally, are crimes that cross state lines or impact interstate commerce. Common federal crimes include:
- Internet pornography
- Child pornography
- Drug trafficking and other drug charges
- Tax fraud and tax evasion
- Counterfeiting, forgery and currency violations
- Bribery, conspiracy, extortion and blackmail
- Credit card fraud
- White collar crimes
- Bank robbery
In addition to severe legal punishment, federal charges come with collateral consequences that can affect immigration status, right to possess firearms and employment issues.
It may seem odd for a highly regarded and proven Greenwich federal criminal defense attorney to hang his hat on the fact that he served time himself in prison, but I truly believe this separates me from other attorneys in a meaningful way that serves my clients well.
If you are under investigation for a federal crime or you have been arrested and charged with a federal crime, put my experience from both sides of this situation to work for you.
Call the Law Offices of Mickey Sherman at 203-542-9597 or email me to schedule a free consultation. I will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action.