Your future can be at risk if you are charged with a federal offense. Federal crimes are handled by incredibly skilled prosecutors who are used to getting convictions. Any federal charge can result in steep penalties, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and even life in prison.
The quality of your defense can depend on how quickly you start building your case. Get immediate legal help close to home from federal crimes lawyers right here in Palmdale. The Simmrin Law Group has a history of success in federal cases and our lawyers are available for you right now.
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The federal court system handles many charges that might also be covered by the state, but with harsher penalties. For example, you could face federal charges for something as simple as theft, fraud, or conspiracy.
You can also face far more complicated charges, including those related to:
- Immigration Law
- Child Pornography
- Antitrust Violations
- Federal Gun Offenses
- Federal Property Crimes
While all federal charges bring their own challenges, any conviction will lead to serious consequences. You could be left with fines that are impossible to pay. You might even spend your life in prison if convicted of a federal charge. Don’t risk your future. Contact a criminal defense lawyer from Palmdale today to start working on your case.
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Federal Charges for Theft
Theft occurs anytime someone steals from another individual or organization. There are many possible federal charges that handle theft, such as:
Bank robbery involves taking money that you have no legal right to from a financial institution. You can be charged with bank robbery even if you rob a credit union or a savings and loan institution.
The federal system considers counterfeiting to be the creation of a false document that you can use or sell to make an illegal profit. Many individuals think of counterfeited money as an example, but stamps, licenses, and other documents can also be falsely created.
Identity theft occurs when someone steals an individual’s personal information and uses it to generate financial benefits.
We see money laundering in cases where illegally acquired funds are taken and “cleaned” so that they seem to be legitimate. This clean money can then be spent.
Federal theft charges vary in severity, but, in some cases, you could end up spending 30 years in prison or paying a fine of up to $500,000.
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Fraud Charges on the Federal Level
You can be charged with fraud for attempting to gain funds from an individual or organization through false means. The federal court system uses several specific charges to handle acts of fraud:
- Mail Fraud. If an act of fraud uses the services of any mail carrier, it will be charged as mail fraud.
- Wire Fraud. Fraudulent activity carried out through radio, wire, or televised communication is considered wire fraud.
- Bank Fraud. You can face bank fraud charges if you try to defraud a financial institution.
- Bankruptcy Fraud. Any abuse of the bankruptcy process can result in bankruptcy fraud charges.
Fraud charges are a challenge because you can be convicted regardless of the success of your plan. Even if you received no money from your actions, you could end up spending 30 years in the prison system. Make sure your case is in good hands by contacting a federal crimes lawyer now.
Federal Gun Offenses and Property Crimes
Some groups are not allowed to possess firearms according to the federal government, including:
- Convicted Felons
- Drug Users
- Illegal Aliens
You can face serious federal gun offense charges if you are found in possession of a firearm while you are a member of one of these groups. You could end up facing 10 years in prison even if you don’t use the firearm in any way.
The federal court system also considers criminal acts to be federal property crimes if they take place on federal property. Federal property crimes are punished more harshly than other acts, based solely on the location where they occurred.
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Further Federal Charges
The federal court system makes use of many additional charges, including those related to:
You can face child pornography charges if you are own, make, or distribute sexually explicit images of minors. A child pornography conviction can lead to 30 years in prison and incredibly high fines.
Immigration law comes into play when someone may be deported from the country. If you are not legally in the country and you commit certain crimes, you can be forcibly removed, instead of facing jail time.
The act of conspiracy occurs when two or more individuals plan to carry out a crime. Any criminal act can involve conspiracy. You can face a conviction even if your plan was not carried out successfully. The penalties for conspiracy vary based on the crime you plotted.
Antitrust laws were created to ensure that businesses engaged in fair competition, without establishing monopolies or fixing prices. You can face serious penalties if charged with an antitrust violation, resulting in fines of $1 million and prison time of up to 10 years.
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A conviction for federal charges can impact the rest of your life. The federal crimes lawyers of the Simmrin Law Group have a history of successfully defending clients in federal court. We understand the strategies that federal prosecutors will use against you. Find out how to get the help you need right here in Palmdale by contacting us for a FREE consultation. You can reach us by filling out the form on the right or by calling (310) 997-4688.