Federal Criminal Defense

Federal Criminal DefenseFederal Criminal Defense Attorney in Newark, New Jersey

When you are the subject of a federal investigation or have been arrested on federal charges, it is critical that you enlist the help of an attorney who understands federal crimes and what makes them different. You attorney must be proactive and able to effectively deal with investigators, prosecutors and of course, you.

My name is Joseph D. Rotella, and I have been a criminal defense lawyer in New Jersey since 1986. In that time I have handled a variety of cases in federal court, securing victories in very difficult situations. The sooner you get in touch with me to explain your predicament, the better. The value of early defense maneuvers in federal criminal cases cannot be overstated.

You do not have to face the power of the federal government alone. Call a Newark federal criminal defense lawyer today at 973-621-0333 or send me an email.

Powerful Defense for a Range of Federal Crimes

Based in Newark, my law firm provides federal criminal defense to clients across New Jersey. I encourage you to reach out to me if you are charged with offenses such as:

  • Federal drug crimes
  • Health care fraud (Medicare/Medicaid)
  • Securities fraud
  • Bribery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Extortion
  • Conspiracy
  • Internet sex crimes
  • White collar crimes such as embezzlement, tax fraud, bank fraud and many other types of fraud
Seeking the Best Possible Outcome

As your Newark lawyer, I will work tirelessly to achieve the best outcome possible in your situation. If I am involved at the investigative stage, it may be possible to prevent federal charges from being filed in the first place. If the prosecution does move forward, I can negotiate with federal prosecutors to minimize the consequences of criminal charges. I will not encourage you to accept a plea deal that is not in your best interests. Taking cases to trial is what I do best.

If you are found guilty at trial or enter a guilty plea, I may be able to show the judge that you do not deserve a maximum sentence. It is possible in many situations to obtain a downward departure from the federal sentencing guidelines. Essentially, this means your sentence would be reduced. Obtaining a sentencing departure takes diligence, determination and creativity, all of which are qualities I possess.

Contact a New Jersey Lawyer Who Fights Federal Crimes Charges

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal crime in New Jersey, protect yourself by hiring a lawyer who understands the federal system. Call my Newark law firm at 973-621-0333 or send me an email.