You Should Have Former Federal Prosecutor On Your Side

The Law Office of Richard S. Berne has the strong advantage of having a former federal prosecutor on its team. What does that mean to you? Imagine having your opponent’s playbook before the big game. You will be familiar with every play even before they make it. Your game will be much more competitive and a win easier to come by, right? When you retain the Law Office of Richard S. Berne, you get not only the playbook, but also the former quarterback.

The job of a federal prosecutor is to weigh the charges against a defendant presented by investigators and to prepare and prosecute cases on the basis of the evidence. In other words, their job is to prove the charges alleged and win judgments. Prosecutors know the law and they know the process. As a result, there are 5 reasons why you need a former federal prosecutor on your side:


–            we know the law;

–            we know the process of preparing a case;

–            we know the procedural responsibility of each party;

–            we know prosecution strategies; and

–            we are fully prepared to advocate at every stage of the prosecution.


We Know The Law.

The Law Office of Richard S. Berne has years of experience in the criminal justice system, both on the federal and state level. We have an in-depth understanding of criminal investigations, search warrants, witness interviews, grand jury, arraignments, preliminary hearings, motions, trials, and appeals.

We Know The Process of Preparing A Case.

We have handled hundreds of criminal cases involving drugs, driving under the influence (DUI), pornography, manslaughter, fraud and other white collar crime, and theft. In addition, we are acutely aware of potentially dire repercussions that may derive from such convictions affecting professional licenses, employment, and driving privileges.

Having spent the majority of their professional lives inside federal and state criminal courts, former federal prosecutors understand the criminal justice process. An in-depth knowledge of criminal procedure and maximum preparation of an effective defense are key to winning a criminal case.

We Know The Procedural Responsibility Of Each Party.

We know how police, agents, and investigators should go about obtaining evidence and how a simple, honest mistake in the gathering of information can drastically impact the outcome of a case. You need an experienced defense attorney who is prepared to recognize and exploit little-known nuances in the law to achieve a successful outcome.

Our former federal prosecutors have spent thousands of hours working with criminal court personnel and prosecution staff. In many cases, they have established relationships with law enforcement officials, prosecutors, and judges, which may prove to be an advantage. They are familiar with how individual judges process information, react to witnesses, and view evidence. The benefits of familiarity cannot be discounted.

We Know Prosecution Strategies.

When you work as a former federal prosecutor, you gain a unique perspective into how the government gathers and presents evidence to the court in order to obtain convictions. When federal prosecutors became criminal defense attorneys, they bring with them that valuable insight into the thought patterns, strategies, and potential actions of the opponent in a criminal case.

Our skill at anticipating the prosecution’s next move allows us to prepare your defense accordingly. We are able to stay one step ahead and provide you with a well-rounded, thorough defense. Having the experience to anticipate the prosecutor’s arguments, your criminal defense attorney can combat and expose potential flaws that a less experienced attorney might miss.

We Are Prepared to Advocate At Every Level Of The Prosecution.

If you are the target of a federal or state investigation, the government may already be building a case against you. To have the best chance of avoiding charges or of having your charges dismissed, you need to quickly get experience on your side. The team at the Law Office of Richard S. Berne includes a former federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney with access to forensic investigators and other experts, as needed. We aggressively pursue advocacy at every level of the prosecution process to achieve the best result possible.

Our firm has successfully helped hundreds of clients fight their federal or state criminal charges for over 40 years. To start fighting back, schedule a free case evaluation by calling us at 207-871-7770 today.