The federal courts have jurisdiction when an offense is committed
on federal property, or if the offense involves a matter of "national significance" such as mail fraud,
wire fraud, drug distribution, or terrorism.
In Wisconsin, federal property
includes the reservations, military installations, and places like the US Post Office and Federal Courthouses.
It is important to look for an attorney who has experience in handling federal matters, as the rules
and procedures differ greatly from those of the state courts.
Be sure to
ask if the attorney you are considering has had enough experience in the federal court system to see your case through- you won't
want to lose your case because of a missed deadline or rejected motion.
I have had years of experience in the federal court system- please see my biography for more
details on my US Air Force JAG career.
Federal cases I have handled successfully:
-Jury found defendant not guilty in federal marijuana case.
found defendant not guilty in federal cocaine case.
-Federal court dismissed
child abuse charges.
-Convinced federal judge to grant eight-level
downward departure in wire fraud case: sentence reduced to time served.
Attorney to dismiss drug conspiracy charges against gang member after establishing problems with government's case.
-Represented numerous criminal defendants in filings with US Supreme Court.