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Federal Crime Defense Potentially Harsher Penalties Require Aggressive and Experienced Representation
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Fort Lauderdale Federal Crimes Attorney

Thousands of Criminal Defense Cases Handled

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 and Glasser, P.A. have built a reputation of success in our history of trying federal cases.

Clients turn to Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. because:

  • We are respected in the legal community.
  • We fight for the best results for clients—not the easiest one.
  • We are results-oriented, with your needs in mind at all times.
  • We fight for clients as if they were our own family.
  • Our representation is relentless, precise, and thorough.

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.

Call (954) 543-1788 for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

What Is a Federal Crime?

A federal crime 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 tax evasion, are crimes against federal institutions and thus are prosecuted on behalf of the U.S. government.

Examples of federal crimes include the following:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Child Pornography Possession
  • Money Laundering
  • Import / Export Crimes
  • Tax Fraud
  • Kidnapping
  • Drug Trafficking

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 life-altering consequences on the line, you need the right criminal lawyer behind your case.

Schedule a free consultation with our defense attorneys. Call (954) 543-1788!

Exceptional Counsel Right At Your Fingertips

  • You will not find another law firm that is more passionate than us.
  • Clients continue to refer our firm to those who need legal help.
  • Our firm is both feared and respected in the legal community because of our tenacity.
  • We treat our clients as we would treat our own family members.
  • Our legal team is relentless, determined, and results-oriented.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
  • “I would recommend them to anyone that’s looking for someone that really cares!”


  • “He Went Out of His Way to Go the Extra Mile”


  • “Professional, Reliable and Supportive”


  • “If anyone, family or friends, should get into trouble we know who to call!”

    Parent of Charles C.

  • “I Was Able to Have My Name Cleared”

    Domestic Violence Client

  • “A great legal team”

    A. T.

  • “Great results, compassionate service, and extremely professional.”


  • “In My Eyes, He's the Best”


  • “Here to help you at all costs!”


  • “Proved to be the best legal team there is! They not only helped me avoid jail time, but got my probation terminated the same day!”

    Dallas B.

  • “It's nice to know that you actually cared and it didn't seem like this case was just another folder.”

    John J.

  • “The amount of respect and empathy Attorney Rudenberg has for his clients can not be described in words.”

    C J

  • “If I would need your service in the future I will definitely reach out to you again no matter the distance.”


  • “They will give you honest, truthful, realistic counsel and they will fight hard for you; as they did for me.”


  • “I don’t usually post reviews but I had to make an exception in this case. Mike and everyone at the office were beyond helpful. Went to court twice once to find out my charges the last to find out everything was dropped. I couldn’t have asked for a more pro”