Federal crimes can result in significant legal consequences. Fortunately, a lawyer can often have the penalties that you are facing significantly reduced and, in some cases, may even be able to have them completely dropped or dismissed. In cases in which there are no clear legal defenses available, we will aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor assigned to your case in order to obtain the most favorable plea bargain possible. In some cases, effective plea bargaining can result in the option to enter into a diversionary program or a suspended adjudication of guilt. These arrangements can often avoid a conviction from being entered on your record, preventing the matter from affecting you for years to come.
There are generally three types of federal criminal defense cases, those that involve:
Serious Narcotic Offenses
Federal narcotics Trafficking and Distribution laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import into the United States of unlawful controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, “club drugs,” and heroin. The Federal distribution and trafficking laws vary according to drug and the amount.
Federal penalties are generally much harsher and carry a greater term than those imposed by Florida law.
Federal laws make it a crime to produce, possess, distribute, or sell pornographic materials that exploit or portray a minor. Additionally, federal child pornography laws are being utilized to punish the use of computer technology and the Internet to obtain, share, and distribute pornographic material involving children. As with narcotics offenses, federal child pornography penalties are also much harsher than those prosecuted under California law.
Included in this definition are offenses that involve:
If you are facing federal criminal charges, you should contact a federal criminal defense lawyer immediately.
At Halkitis Law we will carefully examine your case including forensic accountants, to assist companies and individuals in fighting these ruinous charges that could harm your future.