Kissimmee Federal Crime Attorney
Federal charges are serious
The federal government currently has jurisdiction of more than 200 categories of federal law virtually unlimited money and resources to pursue its charges. It is not uncommon for the federal government to take years to build a case against someone it has in their crosshairs. Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. has handled countless criminal cases in Florida courts. If you are facing federal charges, contact our Kissimmee federal crime attorneys today.
Examples of federal criminal charges
Federal crimes are those that have been found to affect interstate commerce. This includes large drug quantities, financial crimes, crimes that occur on federal land and crimes in which a federal employee was a victim. Federal offenses include:
- Certain types of white collar crimes — White collar crimes are often falsely associated only with wealthy people. However, people from all walks of life can be accused of wire fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, insurance fraud and other crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction.
- Violent crimes — Some violent crimes may be federal offenses depending on the nature of the offense or the victim. Bank robbery and terrorism-related offenses are prosecuted in federal courts.
- Civil rights crimes — Civil rights violations, such as hate crimes and human trafficking, are federal offenses.
- Cybercrimes — Cybercrimes range from hacking someone’s electronic devices and fraud that occurs over the Internet to identity theft. Such crimes fall under the jurisdiction of federal courts.
- Organized crime — Drug gangs, interstate conspiracies and crimes involving criminal organizations fall under the purview of federal law enforcement.
- Major drug crimes — Federal agencies and courts can investigate and prosecute large-scale drug distribution, trafficking or manufacture crimes. They can also regulate other controlled substances, such as alcohol and tobacco.
Weapons charges and crimes that occur on federal parks, Indian reservations or federal property, such as a military installation or post office, may also be handled by federal agencies.
Federal courts do not follow the same sentencing guidelines as state courts
The sentencing process for federal courts differs from Florida state courts. If you are convicted of a federal crime, the court weighs your criminal history, your likelihood of rehabilitation, the nature of the offense and numerous other criteria according to a set schedule. Judges have some discretion when sentencing defendants and a skilled attorney can argue for a reduction in your possible sentencing range. Our attorneys can explain more about federal criminal charges and the federal justice system.
Contact us if you are facing federal charges
Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. has handled hundreds of criminal cases, and we regularly assist clients who are facing charges in the federal court system. Federal offenses can bring heavy sentences, and you should have an experienced attorney at your side. For a free initial consultation at our main office in Kissimmee, and our branch offices in Altamonte Springs and Orlando call us at 407.483.0500 or contact us online.