Federal Charges

Providing the Defense You Need

Federal Defense Lawyers in Midland, TX

Federal charges are crimes that violate U.S. federal laws or any statutes issued by federal governing bodies. These criminal offenses are frequently more serious than state-level offenses and carry more severe legal penalties. Furthermore, because it is a federal case, the prosecution typically has more resources at its disposal to use against alleged offenders than state attorneys. To make matters worse, federal courts typically have different rules and procedures than state courts. 

This legal situation can make fighting federal charges seem like an impossible task. However, Wolf, Stallings & Mayo is here to tell you that it is not. The potential penalties and long-term consequences are far too serious to accept all charges or to rely on ineffective counsel. At Wolf, Stallings & Mayo, we believe that everyone should have access to quality legal services to ensure that their rights are protected, no matter what charges they’re facing. Our attorneys know firsthand what it takes to litigate and fight federal charges, and we’ll strive to provide you with effective legal representation all throughout the legal process. 

If you’ve been accused of violating federal law, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our Midland federal defense attorneys.

Client Reviews Fighting for your best outcome 
  • If you need a good criminal attorney I would definitely look into hiring Wolf, Stallings & Mayo.

    John and Andrew's hard work spared us the trauma, time, humiliations and yes, money, that a trial would have brought. They are still doing some work on expungement for me on my case, and there is absolutely nobody I would trust more.

    - Kristy M.
  • I'm glad I chose them to help me with my case!

    Andrew van der Hoeven is such an awesome attorney! He helped me get my brother-in-law's case done in less than a month. He is an awesome person, he is patient with you, he works with you, and he explains what's going on.

    - Gelasia M.
  • I recommend this firm to anyone, regardless how big or small your case is.

    Nothing serious, just a traffic ticket but as a CDL holder it was worth it to fight the ticket. Tyler Mayo did an exceptional job and I was found Not Guilty!

    - Rodney S.

Understanding Your Federal Charges

The main difference between state and federal charges is the level of authority with which each charge is prosecuted. State charges are prosecuted by state authorities in county courts, while federal crimes are prosecuted by federal officials in district courts. 

Just like with state-level offenses, federal crimes are divided between felonies and misdemeanors. Whereas misdemeanor convictions typically carry sentences of under 1 year, felony convictions are notable for carrying sentences over a year (and potentially much longer, depending on the crime). 

Federal charges encompass a wide range of crimes, including but not limited to the following: 

Continue Reading Read Less

Protecting Your Rights in Federal Cases

The specific penalties for federal gun and drug charges vary greatly based on the severity and circumstances surrounding each individual case. They generally involve some combination of incarceration, fines, restitution payments, and probation. Probation can also entail community service hours, treatment programs (for drug offenses), and other conditions deemed necessary by the court. 

As your federal defense lawyers, the priority of Wolf, Stallings & Mayo is to fiercely dispute any allegations levied against you and to secure the best resolution possible for your unique circumstances, whether that means aggressively litigating your case at trial seeking an acquittal, negotiating lighter sentences or pursuing a case dismissal. Our professional experiences include prosecuting cases in the Midland County Drug Court, as well as working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). As such, we have an intimate understanding of the various federal laws and processes that regulate gun and drug offenses. Our attorneys will work closely with you to assess and investigate your specific situation, evaluate your case options, and lead you through the entire legal process, from beginning to end. 

Our federal defense lawyers in Midland provide their services to residents of the surrounding areas, including Odessa, Howard, Reagan, and Ward Counties. Call us today at (432) 237-3530.

  • Former Prosecutors
  • Same Day Appointments
  • Spanish Speaking Services Available
  • Free Consultation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy