this, you want an attorney well versed in these different rulebooks to represent your interests.
Additionally, the way that Federal Court notifies you of your court date is very different from state court. With a state offense, you will receive a court date at the time of citation or arrest. When you receive a federal citation, you will not immediately receive a court date. Rather, you will receive a Notice of Appearance by US Mail at some point in the future after your alleged violation, usually between 3 and 6 months later. This leads to a myriad of problems, such as a defendant moving after offense, lost mail, or any other problem that may occur with the mail system. If you have been charged by the Military Police (MP) on Fort Bragg with a citation or any federal offense, it is wise to hire an attorney to monitor the federal court docket for you in case your Notice of Appearance is lost in the mail.
You should know that no trials are conducted at the US Courthouse in Fayetteville – only pleas and dismissals. If your case must go to trial, the trial will likely be held in either Raleigh or Wilmington. Because of this, trials in federal court are usually more expensive.
Contact Fayetteville Federal DWI
Attorney Adam Barrington at 910-433-2000
to setup an appointment to discuss your federal DWI and traffic defense needs.