Defending Your Rights In Federal Court

Federal charges often involve the most complex cases with the most severe penalties. Instead of going through state or local courts, a case in the federal courts includes a circuit judge and a prosecutor who has extensive financial and professional support. While a public defender can be provided, we believe that a positive resolution of your case begins with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer.

The staff of The Law Office of Miya Griggs understands the legal process and is able to protect your rights and work toward the best possible outcome. Moreover, we understand that this is extremely difficult and stressful time for you and your loved ones. Ms. Griggs is the kind of attorney who sits down with clients to determine the best course of action for their case. Regardless of the charges, we work to identify weakness in the prosecution and tenaciously defend your rights.

The Jurisdiction Of Federal Court

Atlanta and the surrounding area are located within the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, which is one of three federal district courts in the state. Federal cases often involve one of the following:

  • A specific federal law or the U.S. Constitution
  • The prosecution involves a federal entity such as the IRS or FBI
  • Citizens from different states and the resolution of the dispute is worth more than $75,000
  • Such areas of law as white collar crime, bankruptcy, patent law, maritime law and computer-based law
  • Sometimes the state and federal court both have jurisdiction and the parties can determine which is preferable

Federal Crimes Are Extremely Serious

Federal crimes include penalties that include large fines, restitution and extensive jail time in federal penitentiary. A guilty verdict will influence your ability to do business, irreparably damage your professional reputation and affect future employment and business opportunities. Regardless of the outcome, our clients will know that we explore every legal opportunity to get the best possible result.

Contact Our Firm When You Need A Strong Defense

Call our office in Decatur at 844-474-4475 or use the Contact page of this website.