Federal crimes are set apart from “normal” criminal defense. They often come with far harsher penalties and mandatory minimum sentences. Federal crimes are also prosecuted in federal courts, where a lawyer must be specifically licensed to practice in order to defend you. The Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorneys of Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A. have built a reputation of success in our history of trying federal cases.
Clients turn to Rudenberg & Glasser, P.A. because:
If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, speak with an attorney immediately. Federal crimes are not investigated by local law enforcement, but by agencies such as the ATF, DEA, or FBI. They have greater resources, which means you need to take action and prepare your defense as quickly as possible. Our firm has handled thousands of criminal cases—we know how to fight for our clients and know how to win tough cases.
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Put simply, a federal crime is any crime that violates a federal law and is prosecuted by the federal government.
Crimes that cross state lines, such as drug trafficking or kidnapping, are the most common type of federal crimes. Other crimes, such as aircraft theft or tax evasion, are crimes against federal institutions and thus are prosecuted on behalf of the U.S. government.
Examples of federal crimes include, but are not limited to, the following:
Federal sentencing for certain crimes, particularly drug crimes, comes with mandatory minimum sentences. Mandatory minimums are triggered by the scope of the crime. For instance, a first drug possession charge involving a kilo of heroin or 5 kilos of cocaine (with no death or bodily injury involved in the crime) comes with a 10-year prison sentence minimum. If the same crime involved a serious injury, the minimum sentence jumps to 20 years. With such harsh and life-altering consequences on the line, you need the right criminal lawyer behind your case.
Schedule a free consultation with our Fort Lauderdale federal crime attorneys today. You can call (954) 543-1788!