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Types of Federal Crimes

  • Federal crimes are different than state crimes in that they’re prosecuted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as opposed to the state government. When you are charged with a federal crime, it can be a scary situation because the crime is elevated to a new level of severity. When you’re charged with a federal crime, however, you’re still given the same rights as a U.S. citizen. 

    Being charged with a federal crime doesn’t mean you’ve been convicted of a crime. You’ll still have a chance to hire legal representation and fight your charges in court. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, our attorneys have experience handling federal litigation and we can assist you in defending your case. We can negotiate on your behalf and work to get your charges reduced or dismissed.

    Federal Offenses You Can Be Charged With

    There are numerous federal offenses you can be charged with, but some are more common than others. Money laundering, fraud, drug trafficking, tax evasion, embezzlement, public corruption, computer crimes, and healthcare fraud are some of the federal offenses we defend. Federal crimes usually cross state boundaries, which is why the FBI must take control.

    For example, if someone participates in drug trafficking, they may be transferring drugs between countries or states illegally. If someone embezzles money, they may do so by hiding money in an offshore account. These are illegal acts that the federal government will want to investigate using more complex tools than a state government may have access to.

    Building a Defense for a Federal Crime

    Your criminal defense lawyer in Dallas will assess your charges and try to gather evidence that can support you in a trial. Going up against the federal government isn't easy, but with a solid defense team in place, you'll have a shot at winning your case by putting reasonable doubt in the minds of the judge and jury.

    Some defense strategies that your attorney may use include finding holes in the FBI’s case, showing that the FBI has somehow violated your rights, discrediting any evidence that’s been brought to the table, or proving your innocence by showing that you were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. 

    Reach Out to a Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

    It can be terrifying when the FBI arrests you for committing a federal crime, especially if you believe that you’re innocent or don’t think the charges are fully warranted. Fighting your charges in court with the help of an experienced attorney can make you feel supported and confident as you move forward. Although the legal process may seem complex, we’ll ease your stress and negotiate on your behalf.

    Everyone deserves the right to legal representation and, at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, our goal is to give that representation to those who have been charged with federal crimes. If you’re ready to discuss the details of your case with a Dallas criminal defense lawyer from our team, call 214-522-9404 to schedule a free consultation or visit our website for more information.