Pretrial discovery in federal criminal cases is extremely limited, especially when contrasted to state criminal cases and civil cases. There are restrictions in place to protect government informants and to prevent the intimidation of government witnesses. This is especially true as it applies to cooperating defendants or co-conspirators. And unlike state criminal court there are no depositions of witnesses. The discovery process is extremely frustrating for defendants and their attorneys alike.
Federal criminal cases require tenacity, dedication and a deep understanding of the intricacies of federal law. At O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, we have the experience necessary to guide our clients through this difficult time. We have built a reputation for strong results and exceptional client service. Clients trust that our firm has the skill, experience and ability to provide the defense they need through every step of the legal process.
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When pretrial discovery does occur, the process takes place over several weeks or months. To learn more about federal discovery and how it might apply in your situation, call O’Brien Hatfield Reese, PA, for a free consultation at 813-345-4909 or 888-496-5916. You may also contact us online.