A federal crime is any criminal act that violates United States federal legislation or that occurs on federal property. Generally, federal crimes are subject to harsher punishments and are governed by rules and procedures that are more complicated and differ greatly from similar crimes prosecuted in state court. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need an attorney experienced in the federal court process. The attorneys at CHUNG, MALHAS & MANTEL, PLLC will provide a comprehensive and aggressive strategy to pursue justice on your behalf.
Federal crimes are investigated by well-financed and committed governmental agencies such as the FBI and CIA. Such organizations have the resources and talent to conduct long and meticulous investigations into suspected crimes. Federal prosecutors themselves are highly professional and skilled, and have the nearly unlimited resources of the federal government at their disposal. For these reasons, it is only by retaining a seasoned attorney with experience in defending against federal crimes can you hope to increase your chances of obtaining a favorable verdict.
In addition, federal crimes carry much harsher penalties than do similar crimes prosecuted at the state level, the reason being that sentencing for federal crimes are governed by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The Guidelines fix severe penalties and limit a federal judge’s options when it comes to sentencing, so convictions usually incur mandatory minimum prison sentences and high fines for offenses that would usually incur only probation at the state level.
Examples of federal crimes include the following:
- Drug Trafficking
- Tax Evasion
- Identity Theft
- Money Laundering
- Firearms Offenses
- Internet Crimes
- Bank Robbery
If you have been accused of a federal crime, you will need an experienced attorney with the applicable legal skills and knowledge to successfully fight on your behalf. At CHUNG, MALHAS & MANTEL, PLLC, our dedicated and personal approach to defending federal crimes sets us apart from other attorneys. At our firm, we don’t handle cases, we serve clients. If you have been charged with a federal crime, contact our firm at (206) 264-8999 for a consultation.
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