Federal criminal charges aren't ones that you can ignore with the hope that the prosecutors will just decide that you aren't worth the time it takes to prosecute. Instead, these charges demand that you start working right away on a defense strategy so that you don't end up with a hodge podge defense when you are heading into the courtroom for trial.
We know that you might be concerned about your case, but that ignoring it is so much easier. Unfortunately, we can't build a defense if we don't know what happened. You will have to talk to us and let us know what your side of the story is.
Once we know both sides of the story, we can work to piece together a defense strategy. This strategy has to be factual, but we have to carefully consider how we present the facts of your side. This can take time.
The type of charge that you are facing can help us to determine what defense strategies might be possible. Hate crimes wouldn't be handled the same as thefts or drug crimes. By looking at the specifics of the case, we can find out if the most basic elements of the charge are present in your case.
You are the person who has to guide us as we work on the defense. You have to give us your take on what is going on and you have to make decisions. We are here to help you learn about the impacts of various options so that you aren't left trying to make blind choices that could affect the rest of your life.