Criminal Defense

Criminal law covers a broad range of violent and non-violent offenses defined by State and Federal laws that can carry significant sentences such as fines, probation, incarceration, community service, and more if convicted. 

Some criminal offenses can include, but are not limited to:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Child abuse
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Drug conspiracies
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Forgery
  • Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Minor in Possession (MIP)
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft

Some criminal offenses fall under State law and are investigated by local law enforcement agencies (County Sheriff’s Office and City Police Office) and State law enforcement agencies (SLED), and are pursued in court at the State level. Other crimes are considered violations of Federal law and are pursued by Federal law enforcement (FBI, DEA, Homeland Security) and prosecuted in Federal court.

State vs. Federal Court

While charges filed by the State come with their own challenges and carry life altering punishments if you are convicted, criminal cases at the Federal level are significantly more complex and are prosecuted by some of the most skilled and confident legal professionals in the country. Fighting Federal charges is a rigorous, step-by-step process with different laws and sentencing guidelines that are very complex. The consequences of a conviction can be devastating with massive fines and years of imprisonment, making it imperative that defendants retain the counsel of an experienced and driven defense attorney to fight for your rights and freedom. Due to the level of challenge and commitment necessary to try and win cases in Federal court, talented Federal defense attorneys are less common and are an invaluable ally when facing Federal charges.

If you have been charged with a Federal Crime like drug conspiracy or believe that you are involved in a Federal Investigation but haven’t been charged with a crime, it is important to hire a skilled defense attorney to get involved immediately.

The criminal defense professionals at King, Love, Hupfer & Nance have years of experience representing defendants and winning cases at the State and Federal levels. They are proven attorneys that are not afraid to take a case to trial, and win. Choose a defense attorney that you can trust to exhaust every option fighting for you and your family.

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Learn more about how our team of talented attorneys can provide counsel in a variety of legal matters and procedures, such as starting a new business or criminal defense for state or federal charges. Explore our practice areas listed below, or contact our office to schedule a consultation and discuss your case.
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