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Are you facing criminal charges relating to federal charges?
The term "federal crime" is not actually a precise criminal charge, but rather, serves as a blanket term for over a hundred categories. These categories are then again broken down into countless specifics. In the United States, crimes of this nature are extremely serious as they are not governed by state law, but rather pertain to crimes that have been outlawed at the federal level.
For this reason, crimes of this level are extremely serious and immensely difficult to defend against. If you have been charged with something of this nature, you will not be facing local law enforcement, but will rather be facing a case that was investigated and built by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This means that by the time that you are aware you are facing criminal charges, they will likely already have a large bulk of evidence and a considerable head start.
They have vast resources, but you do not need to feel as if the case is hopeless. By securing the legal assistance of a heavyweight criminal defense lawyer, you can help to equal the playing field. At Takakjian & Sitkoff, we are intimately aware of the devastating consequences that can stem from a criminal case of this nature and are fully devoted to ensuring that every step possible is taken towards defending your legal rights. We know the steps of these types of cases and will work tirelessly to help you with accessible, honest and hard-hitting assistance when you need it most.
Types of Crime Considered To Be Federal Offenses
There are many different types of crimes that can fall under the category of federal crimes. The types of crimes that can be tried as a federal crime are countless - it all depends upon the reach, circumstances and the laws pertaining to the charge.
While in no way a completely conclusive list, some crimes of this nature can include:
The criminal act of arson includes the setting of a building, dwelling or structure on fire. This is typically a felony offense and can be considered a federal crime if the building was on federal land or was owned by the federal government. This is typically punishable by years of incarceration.
Put into its simplest forms, the criminal act of espionage is that of spying. This is considered a federal crime should it be government secrets being spied on – especially if these secrets are then transferred to enemies, such as terrorists or foreign governments to be used against the U.S.
Fraud is an umbrella term that can be used to describe countless different forms of criminal actions. This can be anything from falsifying documents to using a fake identity. When this targets a branch of the government, such as health care, taxes, banks or mail, it is considered a federal offense.
In many cases, drug-related crimes are prosecuted on the state level, but not always. In cases where the drug is trafficked across state borders or should it be possessed on federally owned land, it will fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
There are severe laws and guidelines restricting the ownership, possession and usage of firearms and other weapons. Many of these are tried on the state level, but in some cases can become a point of interest for the federal government. Should this occur, it is vital to get an experienced lawyer on your side.
The criminal act of counterfeiting is essentially the creation of duplicates that are being passed off as the original. This could be anything from money to designer clothing, but regardless, is the attempt to pass off a fake as authentic. In some cases, credit cards may be accused of being duplicated.
If you seek legal representation from a criminal defense attorney at our firm, you can be confident knowing that your case is in completely capable and trustworthy hands. As former district attorneys, we have proven ourselves as hard-hitting advocates. We know the tricks of the trade and are intimately knowledgeable of the laws that you will be facing. For this reason, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. You simply do not have a moment to lose.