Federal Crimes

When Is A Charge Brought In Federal Court?

One of the main things that differentiates state and federal charges is the level of complexity. A federal criminal charge may allege the crime crossed state lines and it may include boxes of evidence from search warrants and investigations. This means that the defense strategy must also account for complicated elements and more technical case law and statutes.

The law firm of Hayes Ruemmele LLC, is uniquely placed to provide federal defense representation to clients in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana.

What Makes Us Different?

Not only do we have a combined legal experience of more than 40 years, but our founding attorney, Kathleen M. Sweeney, was a former Federal Prosecutor with experience prosecuting fraud crimes. From this past experience, she built a foundation and framework at the firm to form a process in defending these complex charges. Lawyers Charles Hayes and Jane Ruemmele continue to use in this framework in defending federal crimes.  Our attorneys collaborate together on all cases to obtain the best possible results.

Federal Penalties Are More Severe

The federal government chooses the cases it handles and has very serious federal sentencing guidelines at its disposal. The rules of procedure in federal court are also uncompromising and must be followed carefully.

We have the resources and experience to defend you or your business against a federal government prosecution. We have represented clients charged with child exploitation, health care and securities fraud and drug trafficking in addition to other federal offenses.

Quickly Develop A Defense Strategy

When you recognize that you are under investigation for a federal crime, you need representation. Once you speak with us, we can immediately begin to develop a legal strategy that will minimize potential penalties and resolve the case in a timely manner.

Call us at (317) 491-1050 or email us through our online contact form to schedule an initial free meeting with our attorneys Jane Ruemmele and Chas Hayes.