Any act that violates a law passed by the United States Congress is considered a federal crime. There are a large number of federal crimes, ranging from hijacking an airplane to tax evasion. Federal crime charges are some of the most serious that a person can face and, consequently, can result in the most severe punishments.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal crime, you will need the services of a federal criminal law attorney. Dan Carman and Attorneys have represented many clients accused of committing federal crimes. Our legal team will use all of our resources, skill and experience to make sure that you are treated fairly and that every avenue is pursued in your defense.
Types of Federal Crimes
There is long list of acts that are considered federal crimes. Sometimes the location of the crime can dictate whether it is a federal crime or a state crime, such as crimes committed on a body of water or crimes that cross state lines. Here is a list of just a few of the acts that are federal crimes:
- Hijacking an aircraft
- Certain types of murder (including genocide, drug-related drive-by shootings, murder of certain government officials, and murder by use of a weapon of mass destruction)
- Distribution of Controlled Substances
- Mail fraud
- Tax evasion
- Bank robbery
- Child pornography
- Immigration offenses
- Theft of art from a museum
- Destroying public mailboxes.
Punishments for Federal Crimes
Punishment for federal crimes can be much more severe than those for state crimes. Sentences are often longer, and negotiations with federal prosecutors are much more difficult than they are with state prosecutors. Additionally, those convicted of federal crimes may have to serve their sentences in federal prisons.
Hiring an Attorney Familiar With Federal Crimes
Federal crimes are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s office, which means that prosecutors are very serious and have more resources to investigate and try a case as compared to state prosecutors.
It’s for this reason that you need a defense attorney who is experienced in federal crime law. Just as punishment for federal crimes is quite different than it is for state crimes, so is representing someone in federal court.
It is of the utmost importance to retain experienced legal counsel with a track record of representing clients charged with federal crimes.
The learning curve for attorneys new to representing clients accused of federal crimes is steep, and it is in your best interests to hire an attorney who is familiar with the intricacies involved in trying federal cases.
We Can Help
Dan Carman and Attorneys know how big the stakes are for our clients, and we can help you or your loved one no matter what crime you have been charged with. Our legal team is ready to provide you with aggressive legal representation against any federal charges that you might be facing. If you or a loved one is being charged with a federal crime, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible. There is no time to waste in building a defense in these types of cases. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case.