Federal Criminal Defense

Iowa Federal Crime Defense Lawyer

At the Berger Law Firm, P.C., Iowa federal crime defense attorney Peter Berger understands the severity of the consequences of a conviction. Sentences in federal court are usually much harsher than those in state court, sometimes for the same offense. Mr. Berger understands that charges are just allegations. People have the constitutional right to defend themselves against these charges. Mr. Berger will work hard and fight to make certain to protect your best interests, and to minimize or avoid any jail time and other potential consequences that accompany a federal criminal conviction.

Contact our office in Urbandale (Des Moines area, Polk County, IA) online or call 515-288-8888 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Spanish-speaking service is available.

Sentencing Reform

The passage of the Criminal Justice Reform Bill which is Chapter 4 of the "First Step Act" is a major change in the law. Many people could be released very soon, and others will have much shorter sentences when their cases are reviewed under the new law.

It is retroactive, which means the Court will review mandatory sentences, especially those who were sentenced as Career Offenders, and 'three strikes" defendants. The new law will also give sentencing Judges more discretion in instituting mandatory sentences, and there will be focus on rehabilitation in prison before release.

Defendants can earn additional "good time credits" while in prison which also help with earlier release. These are huge changes, far more than the 2010 sentencing reforms which helped in the release and at least resentencing of thousands of crack defendants on due process and equal protection grounds, who were previously sentenced more harshly than their white counterparts who generally were sentenced for use of powder cocaine.

Experienced Defense Against All Federal Criminal Charges

Attorney Berger has more than 37 years of legal experience, including past experience as a prosecutor and special prosecutor, and is available to defend you or a family member or friend against charges of any federal crime, including:

The Berger Law Firm, P.C., is available to represent people facing a charge of a federal crime anywhere in Des Moines, throughout Iowa, and in other states. Attorney Peter Berger is ready to get started right away in defending you against these charges.

Representation From Someone Who Has Worked Both Sides of a Case

Attorney Peter Berger understands federal law and federal criminal procedure. He has seen criminal law in action working on both sides of criminal cases. Prior to dedicating himself to criminal defense, he was a criminal prosecutor. In that position, he gained valuable insight into the tactics that the prosecution uses to get a guilty verdict. Now, he uses his experience to build a legal strategy that is designed to defend against the opposition's tactics. He will defend your rights and your future.

Contact a Des Moines Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

When your future is at stake, contact us online or call 515-288-8888 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.