When a Criminal Offense is Charged in Federal Court
Federal crimes are very serious criminal acts that are generally processed through the federal court system. While the specific types of crimes may not be all that similar to one another, they all have one important thing in common: only the federal government has the resources necessary to conduct the level of investigation required for an arrest and subsequent conviction. Due to the level of investigation involved, federal charges can be very challenging to overcome without the dedicated support of a skilled
criminal lawyer who is familiar with, and comfortable within the federal criminal court process.
Federal law enforcement focuses on a few distinct areas of criminal activity that tend to require a deeper level of investigation and resources than other offenses. Large-scale drug crimes involving
drug trafficking, sale, manufacture and cultivation commonly require long-term investigation, as do offenses related to
sex crimes such as
Internet sex crimes like distribution or production of child pornography. White collar crimes like
fraud and theft are also a point of focus for federal law enforcement. The prison time and financial penalties associated with conviction of any of these federal crimes can grow to be quite extensive, especially with multiple charges.
Some of the federal cases we can help with include the following:
Were you accused of conspiracy? Conspiracy is defined as planning a crime with another person or group. The crime could range from terrorism, fraud, theft, drug trafficking, and more. As this is a federal crime, it is taken very seriously by authorities.
Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud is a growing problem in the U.S. Due to this fact, law enforcement is coming down hard on these types of offenses. If you have been accused of credit card fraud or a related offense, you should contact a member of our legal team for help as soon as possible.
Federal Drug Charges
Some drug crimes can be prosecuted on the state or local levels, but others are against federal legislation. If you were accused of a drug crime that involved crossing country borders or state lines, this could fall into this category. Do not risk your freedom by failing to get representation you need.
Any form of deception or misrepresentation in a mortgage could be charged as mortgage fraud. This could be prosecuted at a federal level as it is taken very seriously by the government.
The definition of organized crime is a business or organization set up to cover up illegally gained money. Whether from drug trafficking, prostitution, or theft, the offender cannot spend the money with questions arising.
White Collar Crimes
There are some types of white collar crimes that can be prosecuted at a federal level. Different type of fraud, tax evasion, RICO violations, and more could be punished according to federal legislation.
Find a Reliable Federal Defense Lawyer
Federal crimes are extremely serious. They come with extensive investigation, convincing evidence and top-level prosecution that are adept at achieving convictions. Perez and Cedeño, P.C. understands how intimidating the federal court system can be for many, and many defense lawyers may not be as familiar with the process as we are.
Our attorneys are very comfortable working within the parameters of the federal court system. We have built winning cases for many clients throughout the New York City area by identifying every possible opportunity to find that success. If we believe there is a chance to win, we will not back down from any federal prosecutor. Instead, we will fight to see that you have every opportunity to achieve the freedom you deserve.