Defense Against Federal Criminal Charges

The federal government cherry picks which criminal cases it will prosecute in federal court. It tends to select major cases. If you are convicted of a federal crime, it's usually not a matter of whether you are going to prison but for how long.

I am attorney Rich Cassady. I am well-known for my defense of people charged with federal crimes in the U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina in Asheville. I also handle appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit. If you are accused of a federal drug, weapon or other federal crime, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Franklin and Murphy, I represent clients in Macon County, Cherokee County and beyond.

Why You Shouldn't Talk To Federal Agents Alone

If you are charged with a federal crime, the stakes could not be any higher. Attempting to talk your way out of federal criminal charges can be extremely hazardous. As Martha Stewart found out, you could end up going to prison for making false statements to a federal agent. If you are contacted by a federal agent, you should politely decline to say anything until you are represented by an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer.

I represent people charged with all types of crimes, including:

  • Sex crimes that take place on Indian reservations such as The Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation or Qualla Boundary
  • Federal weapons crimes such as a felon in possession of firearms or ammunition, illegal alien in possession, or possession by someone under a civil protective order
  • Federal drug trafficking or possession with intent to sell and deliver
  • Hunting on federal land such as Nantahala National forest or Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Digging ginseng or other plants on federal land

If you are contacted by a federal law enforcement agent, the sooner you seek the help of an experienced federal defense lawyer, the better off you will be.

See my results in federal criminal cases.

Before You Speak To A Federal Agent, Speak To Me

For a free initial consultation, please contact me, attorney Rich Cassady, at 828-634-7320 or 800-811-9295.