Are You Being Investigated by the Federal Government?
If you have been arrested, contacted for questioning, or notified that you are under investigation by federal agents, you will want to contact a federal crimes attorney right away.
When you are charged with an offense by federal authorities, the vast resources of the United States government will come crashing down on you. Everything you say to federal investigators could be used to convict you of a serious crime.
It’s crucial to find an attorney who understands federal statutes and knows their way around the federal court system. Contact Welsh Law, LLC by calling (720) 836-1777 today. We’ll help you get the best outcome in a federal case.
What Is a Federal Crime?
A federal crime is an act that’s prohibited by federal statue or the United States Constitution. Federal offenses may involve acts that:
- Occur on federal land
- Cross state lines
- Cross international borders
- Involve a federal agent
There are a lot of criminal offenses that violate both federal and state laws. These crimes may be prosecuted in state or federal courts. And they may also be investigated jointly by local and federal officials.
The federal government takes a particularly active role in prosecuting drug cases. Crimes such as piracy, treason, and terrorism are prosecuted exclusively in federal court.
Crimes that may fall under federal jurisdiction include:
- White collar crimes
- Money laundering
- Drug offenses
- Public corruption
- Mail/Wire fraud
- National security issues
- Bank robberies
- Weapons charges
- Sex crimes
- Police brutality
- Civil Rights violations
Are You the Subject of a Federal Inquiry?
You may find out that you are the subject of a federal inquiry in one of the following ways:
- Federal agents contact you for questioning.
- You are arrested by the DEA, ATF, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, or some other federal law enforcement group.
- A federal search warrant is executed on your person or your premises.
- You receive a target letter informing you that a federal agent has reason to believe that you have committed a crime.
- You are subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury.
Why You Need a Federal Crime Defense Attorney
Federal crimes are often legally and factually complex, and they are prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office (USAO), which has considerable resources at its disposal. It’s important to find a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with federal courts, someone who is fully acquainted with federal rules, procedures, precedents, and sentencing guidelines.
Your federal crime defense attorney knows how to:
- Assess why you are being approached
- Guide you away from perjury traps
- Assert your 5th amendment rights against self-incrimination
- Find holes in the prosecutor’s arguments
- Assist you while giving grand jury testimony
Fighting for Your Rights
The average person convicted of a federal crime serves over twelve years in a federal penitentiary. If you’re facing federal charges, contact Welsh Law, LLC. We’ll examine all the evidence against you and come up with a strategy to help ensure a successful outcome.
Call (720) 836-1777 today and schedule a FREE consultation. At Welsh Law, LLC, we’ll never stop fighting for you.