Orange County Federal Criminal Attorney

If you are under investigation for a federal crime or have been charged in federal court, you are about to enter the most daunting, complex criminal justice system. Federal prosecutors have the full weight, authority and resources of the United States government behind them.

Remember You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Criminal defense lawyer Ron Cordova has successfully represented clients facing federal criminal indictment or charged with federal offenses since 1979. Because the federal system has its own complex rules and procedures for evidentiary discovery and sentencing, there are strategies unique to federal criminal practice that take years to understand and apply effectively. The stakes are much higher and the sentences are much more severe than at the state level.

Federal charges must be based on violations of specific federal statutes. Federal indictments are therefore more narrowly drawn and more precise in their scope than state criminal complaints. Many federal offenses could also be charged as state crimes. With narcotics offenses, effective strategies include working with state and federal prosecutors to get the case referred for prosecution in state court, where the possible sentences are less severe. White collar crimes such as fraud, however, typically draw stiffer sentences in the state system.

Experience in Every Part of the Federal Court Process

Federal sentencing guidelines are tough and sentencing is a formalized process separate and apart from the criminal trial. But accepting a plea agreement in a federal criminal case doesn't have to mean that you are going to jail. If you have been charged with a federal offense or are under federal investigation as a suspect or witness, seek aggressive legal representation right away.

Attorney Ron Cordova has experience representing individuals charged with federal offenses such as:

"I draw on my experience to develop creative, effective strategies to obtain the best possible result, without a conviction and jail time whenever possible. I have 34 years of successfully representing clients charged in federal court to back this up." Ron Cordova

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From his law office in Irvine, federal criminal defense attorney Ron Cordova represents clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in Orange County and communities throughout Southern California. He represents clients charged with federal offenses in federal courts across the United States. To schedule a free initial consultation, call toll free at 888-696-5790 or contact the office by e-mail as soon as possible.

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