Federal Criminal Charges Require A Different Level Of Legal Defense
Not all charges are created equal. While allegations of criminal wrongdoing — whether at the state or federal level — are prosecuted zealously, the stakes in federal cases are often much higher. Because of strict federal sentencing guidelines, the penalties for a conviction can be severe in federal court.
If you or a loved one is being investigated on suspicion of violating federal laws — or has already been charged with a crime in federal court — you need a lawyer with substantial experience trying cases in federal court. The attorneys of Sheppard Law Firm, P.C., have tried many cases in federal courts in Illinois and other states. With a thorough understanding of how federal sentencing guidelines work and a professional and aggressive approach to criminal defense, they offer superior legal counsel for clients across Chicagoland. Adam Sheppard has lectured a law school class at Chicago-Kent College of Law on Federal Sentencing. Additionally, feel free to review the “Recent Case” section of this website to view cases that Sheppard Law Firm has recently handled, including Adam Sheppard’s co-authoring of an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Governor Blagojevich. The Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers had tapped Adam Sheppard to co-author the brief. See Supreme Court Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Blagojevich
Experience That Matters
Reflecting the firm’s experience trying cases in federal court, attorney Adam J. Sheppard has been selected to serve as a panel attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Panel attorneys are chosen for their experience in trial and appellate advocacy at the federal level and judges appoint those panel attorneys to represent criminal defendants. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association. Barry and Adam Sheppard are admitted to practice before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The firm represents clients in federal court who have been charged with a broad range of offenses, including:
The federal court system is a source of confusion for many people who have been accused of a crime. To learn more, read our primer on federal crimes.
Arrange A Confidential Consultation With An Experienced Lawyer
Sheppard Law Firm, P.C., offers a no-obligation consultation for you to discuss the details of your case openly. Send an email or call 312-443-1233 to speak with a highly qualified Chicago federal criminal defense attorney.
The offices of Sheppard Law Firm, P.C., are located in the Chicago Loop at LaSalle and Lake. The firm represents clients throughout Cook County.