A federal crime is any violation of the criminal laws of the United States, a criminal action which crosses state lines, or which takes place in a federal building or on federal property. Many of these offenses are listed under Title 18 and 26 of the U.S. Code and are investigated by such federal agencies as the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Border Patrol, Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the IRS, and others. The FBI alone has jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 types of federal laws, which include terrorist activities, espionage, cyber crime, organized crime, white collar crime, violent crime, drug crime, and more.
When you are being investigated for federal criminal offenses or are facing formal charges, you will need a criminal defense attorney who is licensed to practice in federal court. You may be facing tough federal prosecutors who have spent considerable time and resources building their case against you. Under such circumstances, you will benefit from an attorney who has gained knowledgeable experience with federal court procedures and law and who has faced off against such prosecutors. As a Las Vegas federal criminal defense attorney, I have trial experience handling all types of criminal charges in federal court. I will personally handle your case throughout the entire process, from start to finish. You can rely on the fact that your defense will be consistent and unrelenting throughout all phases.
If you are convicted of a federal crime, whether it is a drug offense, bank robbery, white collar type of fraud, or other offense, you will generally be facing harsher penalties than those prosecuted by the state. Many federal offenses, such as drug trafficking crimes, carry mandatory minimum sentences. Furthermore, federal sentencing guidelines, created in 1984, give specific advisory rules designed to create more uniform sentencing which pair the offense level with one's criminal history. Because of the serious nature of any federal offense, it is in your best interests to get my professional help as soon as possible to ensure that all legal steps are taken to fight for your freedom and future.