There is a big difference between federal and state criminal prosecutions.

Not all state defense attorneys are equipped to handle your federal criminal case. In federal court the stakes are higher: mandatory minimums, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and aggressive anti-crime federal judicial precedents are all in play.

To understand these risks you need an attorney with extensive federal court experience. Your legal team must know the prosecutors, try cases in federal court, and understand the extremely complex laws the Government is using against you.

It is imperative that your attorney has experience in federal criminal court. Being under federal criminal investigation is extremely serious, as is choosing the right attorney to represent you when your freedom is at risk. Federal charges have higher minimum sentences, higher fines, and overall, higher stakes.  Federal prosecutors typically handle fewer cases and therefore, have more time to spend building their case against you than a state or municipal prosecutor.  Considering these factors, it is vital that you have a seasoned federal criminal defense attorney to represent you in these matters.  Look no further than the attorneys at Newton Barth.

The attorneys at Newton Barth are the attorneys you need.  Lead federal criminal defense specialist, Talmage Newton has over a decade of experience in federal court. His recognized defense work has placed him on the Federal Criminal Defense Act defense panels in the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. He routinely practices in those districts, as well as the Southern District of Illinois, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Under his leadership, the Newton Barth team is aggressive, smart, candid and no-nonsense.  We will review your charges and give you the necessary ammunition to fight your charges and make decisions that are right for you and your loved ones.

Newton Barth has unparalleled experience in helping clients negotiate the best possible plea bargains, which frequently include allowing clients to argue for a downward departure or variance to achieve a below-Guidelines federal sentence.

The firm’s client was charged in federal court with being a felon in possession of a firearm (922(g)). Our team’s investigation …

Talmage Newton and the firm’s client celebrate a “not guilty” verdict in federal court. The client went to trial to fight a …

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