Federal crimes are serious business. If you’ve been subpoenaed, brought in for questioning, or arrested and charged with a federal crime, you should have a skilled Glendale federal crimes lawyer on your side to help you navigate the system. The Simmrin Law Group has a number of experienced federal crimes lawyers who will listen to your story of what happened, ask the important questions, and take your side.
Our criminal defense team defends clients from all walks of life. We believe no matter who you are, or what crime you’re accused of committing, that you deserve the strongest defense possible. Some federal crime convictions carry the possibility of years (or life) in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Our goal is to get you the best possible outcome, so you can get your life and that of your family back to normal.
We have experience negotiating with federal prosecutors to get charges reduced, or even dismissed. And when we go to federal court, we have a track record of winning for our clients.
Types of Federal Crimes Cases We Handle
Most people have never heard of antitrust violations. But if you’re a business owner or in big business, you may know something about them. In a nutshell, antitrust laws are designed to prevent one company gaining a monopoly, or a group of businesses banding together to fix prices or rig the bidding process.
You can be convicted of bank fraud if you knowingly execute, or try to execute a plan to:
- Defraud a financial institution (bank, credit union, etc.), or
- Get money from the financial institution through false pretenses, representations, or promises.
Examples of bank fraud include falsifying bank documents, lying to get a loan, or forging checks.
Bank robbery is automatically a federal crime, and includes robbery or the intent to rob a bank, credit union, or savings and loan. This means you can be convicted of bank robbery even if you didn’t get any money.
Filing for bankruptcy can give you a fresh start in life, but if you’re accused and convicted of bankruptcy fraud, you could spend years in prison. Bankruptcy fraud is when someone intentionally provides false information or lies for financial gain. Even small errors on bankruptcy papers can come back to haunt you.
It is illegal to possess, make, or distribute child pornography. Most of the child pornography today is watched, made, and transmitted over the internet. While some child pornography cases start out as local or state cases, they move to federal court if the FBI gets involved. Many agencies ask the FBI for help investigating child pornography cases because of their extensive cybercrime expertise.
You may be charged with federal conspiracy if authorities believe you made an agreement with another person to commit a crime. Conspiracy to commit is a separate charge that can carry a penalty of 5 or more years in prison.
A federal counterfeiting charge applies to the creation or reproduction of fake currency or documents in an attempt to defraud the U.S. government. Examples include money counterfeiting, creating fake military documents, creating a fake passport or birth certificate, and more.
Federal Gun Offense
You may be charged with a federal gun offense if you belong to one of the groups of people where federal law prohibits you from possessing a gun. It is a federal crime if the gun crossed state lines. Otherwise it is a state or local crime.
Federal Property Crime
Property crimes such as vandalism, trespassing, and burglary become federal offenses if the crime was committed on federal property. Federal property may include airports, military bases, federal courthouses, national parks, or any owned or operated by the federal government.
Identity theft is a state crime in California and other states. Usually, an individual is charged at the state level with stealing someone’s credit card information or Social Security number. Federal identity theft law addresses people or groups who knowingly create and transfer another person’s ID card or documents to someone else.
The federal government is cracking down on people who violate immigration law. If you or a loved one is facing deportation, consult with an immigration law attorney at the Simmrin Law Group 24/7 by calling 310-997-4688.
If the U.S. mail system was used in the commission of a fraud, even if it was just a letter mailed that discussed a plan to defraud someone, you could be charged with mail fraud and face federal prosecution. The fraud is if you knowingly lied or misrepresented the facts with the intent of depriving someone of their money or other valuables.
Money laundering is a complex federal crime. If you’ve been charged with money laundering, you need to be ready to face tough and prepared federal prosecutors. The Simmrin Law Firm has lawyers experienced in defending clients against money laundering charges.
Wire fraud is any sort of fraud that involves communicating via TV, radio, telephone, text, email, fax, telegram, or wire transfer. Since wire fraud frequently crosses state lines, it is a federal crime prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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If you or a loved one has is facing a charge in federal court, you need an experienced Glendale federal crimes lawyer to help you navigate the legal system.. Call the Simmrin Law Group at 310-997-4688 or use our contact form for a free case evaluation. We’re available by phone to help you 24/7.