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The Process in Federal Court

What is the criminal process for Title 18 cases?

Title 18 offenses are filed at the federal level. They often include, but are not limited to, white-collar crimes, such as money laundering, fraud or drug trafficking cases in which state borders or US borders have been crossed in the commission of the crime.

Defending charges at the federal level requires exact knowledge of how the federal courts operate and the rules and procedures used. At Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C., the federal criminal defense attorneys are very experienced in defending a range of Title 18 crimes in federal courts and are dedicated advocates for the criminally accused.

The Title 18 process follows these basic guidelines:

  • Investigation. Conducted either by federal authorities or state authorities who then turn the results over to the US Attorney's office
  • A person is considered a "target" of an investigation when there is evidence that further discovery could result in an indictment. A person is considered a "subject" in an investigation when evidence indicates he could become a target. Lastly, a person can simply be a potential "witness."
  • Evidence is sent to grand jury. When enough evidence is gathered, prosecutor will send the grand jury his proposal for an indictment.
  • Grand jury votes of whether to indict or not.
  • If they vote yes, formal charges are brought against the defendant and he is arrested.
  • Bail may or may not be granted.
  • Defendant and his attorney could enter into possible plea negotiations or sentence bargaining.
  • Or case goes to trial.

Providing Quality Representation in Federal Court

The firm prides itself on its record of successful verdicts in federal court. Since penalties at this level are far more severe than those imposed in state court, you need the best representation available. All of the staff is fluent in English and Spanish and the legal team has over 55 years of combined experience.

Contact the firm today for superior representation.

Why We Are Effective

6 Reasons to Hire Us
  • 55 Years of Combined Experience
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Defended
  • Hundreds of Jury Trials Handled
  • Highly Respected by the Legal Community
  • Honest & Straightforward Legal Advice
  • Accessible & Responsive Representation
A Winning Attitude

At Womack & Associates we always fight for the best possible results for our clients and our track record shows that. We've handled 1,000s of jury trials in state, federal, and military courts and have maintained a high rate of not-guilty verdicts, acquittals, and dismissals. 

Where Winning Matters

See Our Recent Federal Case Results

  • Violation of Supervised Release Avoided Prison

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  • Rape Never Charged

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  • Conspiracy to Launder Drug Proceeds Sentence Significantly Reduced

    U.S. v. FSG

  • Transporting an Illegal Alien Never Charged

    United States v. A.B. & M.G.

  • Man Detained by Border Patrol Charges Dismissed

    U.S. v. A.M.C.

  • Marijuana Distribution Charges Dropped

    U.S. v. AB

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Acquitted

    United States v. J.A.

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Reduced Sentence

    United States v. E.N.

  • Smuggling Several Tons of Marijuana Case Dismissed

    United States v. K.S.

  • Drug Trafficking Charges Dropped

    United States v. L.H.

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