Madison federal criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth defends individuals accused of federal crimes. He has been a federal criminal defense lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then. He is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense in federal courts, from the initial stages of a case through direct appeal, petition for review or petition for certiorari and collateral attack. If you stand accused of any federal offense, let his experience in the courtroom, along with his commitment to his clients, go to work for you.
WI Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
When the federal government comes knocking, it is not enough just to have a good criminal attorney; you need an attorney experienced in the defense of federal criminal cases. Defending a federal case is very different from a state case. The process is generally more complicated in the federal case. The feds have their own court system with its own set of rules that are often very different from state rules. Here is a link to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. The federal government has vastly more investigative resources than the local prosecutors. The feds routinely marshal a virtual army of law enforcement officers and other specialists to sort through records and witnesses. The federal sentencing guidelines, although they are now advisory instead of mandatory, play a significant role in many federal cases. When I started in federal criminal defense, the guidelines consisted of a single volume. The present guidelines consist of over three volumes, plus hundreds of appellate cases interpreting numerous details. It takes many years and many different cases to develop the necessary expertise in the federal sentencing guidelines. To learn more about the federal sentencing guidelines click on the following link: 2009 Federal Sentencing Guidelines. To see the guideline sentencing table click this link: Sentencing Table.
WI Federal criminal defense attorney Robert T. Ruth is an experienced criminal defense lawyer dedicated to defending individuals charged with federal crimes in federal criminal courts in Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay.