A federal crime is a violation of any law passed by Congress. Unlike state crimes, which are a violation of state or local legislation charged by local law enforcement, the federal government and various federal agencies will charge federal crimes.
Common Federal Crimes
Federal crimes include a variety of offenses, ranging from gun crimes to drug trafficking. Acts of terrorism, espionage, hate crimes, identity theft, public corruption and some white-collar crimes can also be charged in federal court as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances of each case.
Penalties for Federal Crimes
Sentencing for federal crimes follows a series of set guidelines. Depending on the circumstances of your case and the charges filed against you, you could face time in prison and be subject to hefty fines and court costs. A felony conviction for a federal offense will likely stay on your record for the rest of your life and could keep you from obtaining employment, housing or even a loan.
Defense Against Federal Crimes
It is important to understand that if you have been charged with a federal crime, you need an attorney who is licensed to practice before the federal court where your case will be heard.
The team at The Law Place has a successful track record of defending clients accused of federal crimes. Our seasoned attorneys are licensed to practice in federal court and understand federal law. They know how to be proactive and aggressive in defending clients against serious matters.
For more information or to schedule a free review of your case, contact The Law Place today.