Federal Crimes

Texarkana Federal Crime Lawyers 

Aggressive Criminal Defense for Clients Throughout East Texas

Federal crimes violate the laws enacted by the United States government, are committed on federal property or against federal officers, or cross state lines. Unlike state crimes, which are prohibited by state laws and typically handled by local law enforcement and state courts, federal crimes are prosecuted under the United States Code. They are within the jurisdiction of federal law enforcement agencies and federal courts.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged or is under a federal criminal investigation, experienced and proven federal criminal defense representation is needed. You will not want to make any inadvertent mistakes, such as self-incrimination, or encounter other pitfalls that could harm your case. 

At Potter & Marks, PLLC, our federal criminal defenders offer extensive knowledge, experience, and resources needed to provide you with an aggressive, thorough, and strategic defense plan. We defend against charges of all kinds in the local federal courts. 

You can reach us online or at (870) 335-3052 to book a free case evaluation with one of our Texarkana federal crimes attorneys. 

What Makes Federal Crimes Different From State Offenses? 

Federal crimes are offenses against federal law and are thus tried in federal courts with their own set of rules and procedures. Federal agencies like the FBI may investigate these offenses with the federal government's full backing, powers, and funding. U.S. Attorneys prosecute these crimes in each state. 

Penalties for federal crimes can differ significantly from those for state crimes, often carrying harsher sentences, such as longer prison terms and larger fines. They are subject to federal sentencing guidelines that judges use to determine appropriate sentences.

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The Importance of a Lawyer Experienced in Federal Court

A lawyer skilled in navigating the complexities of federal court is crucial due to the distinct procedures and higher stakes involved in federal cases. Knowledge of federal statutes, sentencing guidelines, and the ability to effectively communicate with federal prosecutors can significantly impact the outcome of a case.

Steps Our Firm Takes to Help the Accused in East Texas

Our team offers: 

  • Comprehensive case review: This involves thoroughly analyzing all evidence and strategies used by federal prosecutors.
  • Strategic defense planning: We can develop a robust defense plan tailored to the specifics of the federal accusation.
  • Negotiation skills: We leverage our experience working with prosecutors to potentially reduce charges or penalties.
  • Trial readiness: We know how to meticulously prepare for and defend our clients in court if needed.
  • Support and guidance: Federal cases can be highly stressful; we provide continuous support and guidance through each step of the legal process.
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Why Choose Potter & Marks, PLLC?

  • 10,000+ Court Appearances
    With over 10,000 court appearances and 91% satisfactory results, you can trust in our firm's ability to deliver favorable outcomes.
  • 455+ Happy Clients
    Our firm has earned a reputation for delivering exceptional legal services and achieving positive results.
  • Free Consultations
    Learn how our lawyers can help during a complimentary, confidential consultation.
  • Licensed in Both Arkansas and Texas
    Every lawyer in our office is licensed to practice in both Arkansas and Texas, ensuring that we can effectively represent clients across state lines and in diverse legal contexts.
A Legacy Since 1965

Charles A. Potter founded our firm in 1965. Since then, his sons, Joshua L. Potter and Jacob S. Potter, joined by Eric A. Marks, have continued the legacy bringing their years of professional experience in a broad range of practice areas to use for every client that comes to our firm.

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