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Federal Criminal Defense

If you or someone you know has been arrested and charged with a Federal Crime, this time can be terrifying. 

The Federal Government has virtually unlimited resources and Federal Law Enforcement, including the FBI, DEA, ATF, IRS and the Department of Homeland Security employ sophisticated investigative techniques that give them an edge. 

Get your edge.  Get a Former Prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side who will work tirelessly to get you the best possible result.  

Over 11 percent of all Federal criminal cases involve Firearms charges.  Most firearms offenses involved the unlawful receipt, possession, or transportation of firearms or ammunition, or relate to prohibited transactions involving firearms or ammunition. More than two-thirds of firearms cases involved the illegal possession of a firearm, usually by a convicted felon ("Felon in Possession").
These charges include 18 U.S.C. § 922 and 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) and have stiff mandatory minimum sentences depending on how the firearm was allegedly used. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Federal Firearm Crime, calls us now.  

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Hobbs Act Robbery

Although Robbery is typically a state crime, the Federal Government spends significant resources prosecuting individuals for robberies that "affect interstate commerce."  

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines provide for enhancements for robberies that result in an injury to a non-participant and those committed using a firearm, whether carried, brandished, or used. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with Federal Hobbs Act Robbery, contact us now.  

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Federal Firearms Crimes

Over 11 percent of all Federal criminal cases involve Firearms charges.  Most firearms offenses involve the unlawful receipt, possession, or transportation of firearms or ammunition, or relate to prohibited transactions involving firearms or ammunition. More than two-thirds of firearms cases involve the illegal possession of a firearm, usually by a convicted felon ("Felon in Possession").
These charges include 18 U.S.C. § 922 and 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) and come with stiff mandatory minimum sentences depending on how the firearm was allegedly used. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Federal Firearm Crime, contact us now.  

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Federal Sex Crimes

The United States Department of Justice has a dedicated unit called the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), which enforces federal laws protecting children from exploitation and prohibiting the distribution of obscenity.  The CEOS enforces Federal Law on Child Pornography, Child Sex Trafficking, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Support Enforcement, Extraterritorial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Obscenity, and Sex Offender Registration.

Under federal law, offenders convicted of sexually abusing a child face stiff fines and imprisonment.

An offender may also face harsher penalties if the crime occurred in aggravated circumstances, which include, for example, the offender use of force or threats, causing serious bodily injury or death, or kidnapping a child in the process of committing child sexual abuse.

In addition, the Federal Government has broad reach to prosecute various sex-related crimes through the Mann Act  (18 U.S.C. §§ 2421–2424). 

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Federal Sex Crime, contact us now. 

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Compassionate Release, First Step Act Sentence Reduction Motions

In 2018, Congress passed the First Step Act, which, among other things, provided for many individuals convicted of certain drug crimes, particularly those involving crack cocaine, to petition the court for a reduction of their sentences.  The First Step Act also reformed the Compassionate Release procedures and provides for individuals to petition the court directly for their release, whereas the old procedure required a federal inmate to have the Federal Bureau of Prisons make the application on his or her behalf. 

To learn more about how these reforms apply,  contact us now. 

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Federal White Collar Fraud, Theft, Embezzlement & Money Laundering

Federal White Collar Crime, including Bribery, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Tax Fraud, as well as Money Laundering and violations of the the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act are all offenses that are aggressively prosecuted using the full resources of the Federal Government. 

The Government often builds these cases over years of meticulous investigation, employs wiretaps and other electronic surveillance, confidential informants, undercover agents, and cooperators. Defending against these cases requires equal skill, attention to detail, and meticulous preparation

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Federal White Collar Crime, or have received a Grand Jury Subpoena and may be under investigation by the United Sates Attorney's Office or the United States Justice Department, getting the right attorney is critical.  

Contact us now see how we can help.   

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Federal Drug Crime

According to the United States Sentencing Commission, over a quarter of all Federal Criminal Cases involve Federal Drug Offenses.

These cases often involve the manufacture, sale, transportation ("Trafficking"), and possession  of drugs, including Powdered and Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana, or Conspiracy to the do the same.

Federal Law provide for strict mandatory minimum sentences in many drug cases, even for defendant's with a relatively minor role in a drug conspiracy.  In addition, the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) (18 U.S.C. 924(e)) provides for stiff mandatory minimum sentences of at least 15 years for anyone convicted of three prior "violent felony or a serious drug offense." Use of a firearm during the commission of a drug crime can also come with stiff sentencing enhancements under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. 

If you or someone you know has been charged with a Federal Drug Crime, contact us today.