Understanding The Federal Defense Process

You've Received A Target Letter Or Have Been Arrested — What's Next?

Federal court is scary, especially if this is the first time you've been charged with a federal crime.

The prosecutorial pressure of the U.S. Attorney's Office and various federal agents, the complicated sentencing structure and court appearances are extremely overwhelming.

It is critical you have a strong advocate on your side, one who understands the federal criminal defense process and what you are up against.

Providing Certainty During An Otherwise Overwhelming Process

At Dysart Willis, we have extensive criminal defense expertise with federal laws and the procedures involved and defend many individuals located all throughout the Eastern District of North Carolina. We know what's at stake and are committed to helping you through every stage of the process.

We take the time to help explain the steps involved in the federal criminal defense process, including ongoing dialogue with your family and loved ones regarding:

  • Target letters
  • Indictment and arrest
  • The initial appearance
  • The detention hearing
  • Pretrial detention or release
  • Plea negotiation (if applicable)
  • Arraignment
  • Negotiation with the government regarding possible 5K1.1
  • The presentence investigation report process
  • Trial (if necessary)
  • Sentencing
  • Rule 35 Motions and other post-sentencing relief

Contact Us To Discuss Your Situation

Call 919-741-4825 or send us an email to discuss your case and the above in greater detail. We can take your case early on or at any time prior to sentencing.

Located in Raleigh, we handle cases in the Eastern District, Middle District and Western District of North Carolina.