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Handling Federal Crime Cases

How Are Federal Crime Cases Different From State Crime Cases?

State and federal laws can sometimes differ greatly — and certain offenses will fall under one of either category. It is important, then, to seek out a legal team who understands the differences, with combined experience on both types of cases, to ensure that you get the defense you need.

Hal Uhrig, an Orlando criminal defense attorney, works with the Defense Group — a team that has vast experience on both types of cases, and is ready to use their knowledge and experience to help clients.


“At The Defense Group, we have a member who is – we call him “of counsel.” He is not actually an employee, but he is a member of the firm as an of counsel attorney. His name is Manny Hernandez. Manny was previously a Supervising Assistant US States Attorney, both in Puerto Rico and in Orlando. He has extensive Federal experience. He knows all the Federal prosecutors. He knows the judges. When I say “knows the judges,” don’t misunderstand me. I don’t mean that like they’re party animals together and therefore, he gets special deals. He knows what they expect. He knows their procedural idiosyncrasies. He knows what to expect from a sentencing standpoint and that affects the way he handles the negotiations. He is I think generally acknowledged as one of the top Federal Defense Attorneys in the Central Florida area.”