State and Federal Criminal Charges
Federal criminal cases are typically investigated by federal agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, Customs, and Treasury. State and local agencies may file charges in Federal court when a case involves large quantities of money, weapons, drugs or other contraband. There are significant differences between the federal criminal system and the state criminal system. The federal government has more resources to prosecute cases, including special units to prosecute drugs, fraud and violent crimes. The state and local government have special units and prosecuters, however, they do not have as many resources to thoroughly compete complicated investigations.
Success in federal criminal proceedings requires a lawyer who has both extensive knowledge and experience of
the federal rules of evidence, federal rules of criminal procedure, trial procedure, federal sentencing guidelines and
the Supreme Court rulings which affect sentencing. As an experienced trial lawyer, Paul Stablein has honed his
skills in the federal court system and is prepared to fight on your behalf to protect your legal rights.
If you are accused or charged with a sex offense the stakes are high. An individual is protected by the law which states any person is innocent until proven guilty, yet a too common perception assumes if someone is charged they must have done wrong. A conviction may result in fines, jail time, the risk of becoming a registered sex offender -
for a minimum of 25 years. No matter the charge you are faced with, as your attorney I am dedicated to standing
by your side to guide you through each step of the legal process while protecting your legal rights.
Violent Crimes / Domestic Violence
Accusations or an arrest for a charge of assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, weapons charges, domestic violence, homicide, murder or manslaughter, can have long-standing negative consequences. You will need a knowledgable, experienced advocate to fight for you and your legal rights. Paul Stablein has worked closely with clients to guide them through the complex process and secure the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case, the law and the circumstances.
Operating While Intoxicated - OWI
An arrest for drinking and driving may have complicated penalties, if convicted you may face large fines, a suspended or loss of driver's license, an increase in rates, forfeiture of your vehicle and, or jail time. My goal as your attorney will be to provide damage control to minimize the impact of the consequences on you and your record. You deserve an attorney who will take immediate action to fight on your behalf and protect your rights.
White Collar Crime
If you are under investigation or are charged with a white collar crime it is usually in your best interest to secure legal council early in the process. Early intervention is important as federal and state authorities spend a considerable amount of time investigating a case before charges are filed. Often, the individual under investigation is aware of the on-going and pending investigation. White collar crimes may include embezzlement, internet crimes, mortgage fraud, real estate fraud, identity theft, tax fraud, conspiracy, and other crimes.
An arrest for drug possession, drug manufacturing or distributing in federal or state court is a serious matter.
Whether the case involves prescription drugs, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstacy, meth, or other
form of narcotics, as a former head of the Oakland County Narcotics Unit, Mr. Stablein knows how the opposition
is likely to argue their case against you. This invaluable insight will help protect you and your rights and minimize
the affect on your personal record and reduce the negative impact on your future pursuits.
In criminal cases, an individual who believes they were not treated fairly in the trial court system has the right to
appeal their case to the appropriate appellate court. Appeals require the preparation of briefs which set forth the
legal issues and the subsequent arguments before the appellate court.
The following is a summary of the various areas of criminal defense litigation handled by Paul Stablein:
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