San Diego Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Many criminal offenses fall under the classification of federal crimes; more than 100 different types of crimes exist under federal law. Such crimes may also be those committed on federal property. These crimes can range from illegal drug trafficking to computer and internet crimes, antitrust violations, bank fraud, corporate crimes, conspiracy, child pornography, federal health care or benefits crime, tax evasion, kidnapping, counterfeiting, investment scams, terrorist activities, and more. Federal crimes may be investigated and prosecuted by such law enforcement agencies as the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the IRS, Secret Service, Postal Inspector, Homeland Security, or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). These agencies may engage in lengthy and persistent investigations followed by tough prosecutions fully backed by the federal government. If you are subject to such a federal investigation or federal charges, you will need an attorney licensed to practice in federal court and who is experienced in handling such cases.
Penalties for federal crimes vary according to the facts of the case, the charges involved, and previous criminal history, if any. In the case of drug crime convictions, such as drug trafficking, federal sentencing guidelines can result in harsh mandatory minimum sentences. Furthermore, you will face the future with a permanent criminal record which can severely limit future employment and career opportunities.
Get Legal Help From an Experienced Firm
If you are facing a federal criminal investigation or charges, you will need strong and determined professional legal help which you can find at the Law Offices of Scott M. Schlegel, APLC. You will be facing tough and persistent federal prosecutors whose aim is to exact the full extent of the law against you. In the face of any federal evidence, our firm stands ready to provide experienced and skilled legal defenses. Because we concentrate exclusively on criminal defense, we have the knowledge, abilities, and resources to make a difference. With personalized attention to you and your case, we will work tirelessly to protect your constitutional rights and advance the best possible legal plan of action. Because of the seriousness of federal charges, it is not the time to stint on aggressive and proven legal representation. That is why we recommend that you contact our firm for a free case evaluation to get started today.