Federal crimes are typically considered more serious than those at the state level. They require a Lackawanna criminal defense lawyer who is licensed to practice in federal court where the procedures, rules of evidence, and sentencing considerations differ from the state level.
When accused of a federal crime, you could be facing a prison sentence in a federal prison, heavy fines, asset seizure, and lengthy probation upon release.
To ensure that you have the best possible defense strategy, you will need a criminal defense attorney who is experienced in handling all aspects of a federal cases.
At Bernard J. Brown, Esq., LLC, Attorney Bernie Brown is qualified to take on your federal criminal case. Additionally, he has been specially certified to handle those that involve the death penalty.
With 15 years of experience, including conducting dozens of jury trials, he understands all the intricacies, tactics, and mechanics of the federal criminal justice system. Our firm is here to tenaciously protect your rights while building a specific defense strategy that aims towards minimizing the consequences of federal charges.
Discuss your case directly with our Lackawanna federal crimes attorney. Schedule your consultation by calling Bernard J. Brown, Esq., LLC at (570) 676-1553 or contacting us online. We serve the counties of Lackawanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Pike, and Susquehanna.
Federal Criminal Cases in Pennsylvania
It is essential to understand the difference between state and federal crimes when considering legal defense. State charges are prosecuted by local district attorneys at the state level, while federal offenses are charged by the Justice Department in a U.S. District Court. These District Courts have jurisdiction over cases throughout the entire United States.
Federal crimes involve serious violations of laws that affect more than one state, such as counterfeiting or interstate transportation of stolen goods. They are generally crimes that cross state lines or are committed on federal property or against federal agents. They are often investigated by federal agencies such as the FBI, DEA, ATF, and more. These investigations may be conducted over months or even years to collect the evidence needed to secure a conviction.
Examples of federal crimes can include:
- Money laundering
- Federal drug crimes trafficking
- Human trafficking
- Terrorist acts
- Tax evasion or fraud
- Immigration fraud/violations
- Weapons trafficking
- Insider trading
- Fraud, theft, or embezzlement, such as Ponzi schemes as well as fraud against federal agencies, such as Medicare/Medicaid, securities fraud, defense contract fraud, and more.
When facing the above charges or any other criminal offenses, you will need a law firm you can trust. Most of those individuals who are federally prosecuted go on to be convicted. Federal prosecutors work vigorously to achieve airtight cases with extensive and carefully constructed evidence.
At our firm, you can trust your case to an equally hard-hitting defense attorney who knows how thoroughly craft a customized defense strategy for you and who can provide the trial-tested experience you need at this critical time.
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