Federal prosecutors have vast resources at their disposal for building their cases, and when they decide to charge an individual with a crime, they typically will be willing to go to great lengths to secure a conviction. According to Judicial Business of the United States Court, published on the United States Courts' website, there were a record number of 102,931 defendants charged in federal criminal cases in 2011. The crimes that saw the greatest increases in the federal courts included drug crimes, firearms and explosives, sex offenses and property offenses such as theft and arson. Of all the criminal cases which were heard in federal courts across the country, 91% resulted in a conviction.
Often, there is some confusion as to the difference between federal court and a state court, but understanding the differences is extremely important. State court upholds laws established by the state and, by and large, this accounts for most kinds of criminal cases. Federal courts address cases that concern matters of the Constitution, or active laws that were drafted and passed by Congress that concern all states.
For example, the distribution of a controlled substance is a state crime, but moving the same substance across state lines, or bringing it into the U.S. from another country, is a federal crime.
Other crimes recognized by federal court:
Federal laws usually outline serious, serious infractions that can concern national security. They carry heavy penalties and require competent, knowledgeable representation.
Come to the Law Offices of Richard Tendler as early as possible, whether you are under investigation for a federal crime or if you have already been arrested. We have a proven track record of success in both state and federal court, and the majority of the cases we represent are serious felony charges such as kidnapping and narcotics trafficking.
The seasoned federal defense lawyer at our firm is prepared to take immediate action to intervene on your behalf. I can stand by you as your case progresses, advising you of your legal options and working to clear your name of the charges.
If you are contacted by investigators and requested to come in for questioning, politely refer the call to us as your legal representation. Realize that the investigators are merely asking you to help them find evidence against you. They most likely already believe that you committed the crime, and are only looking for more evidence to prove your guilt.
Give yourself the best chances of success by hiring us at the outset of the case so that we can represent you when authorities come knocking. We are here to defend your future! If you are facing a federal crimes charge you need a dedicated criminal defense lawyer in West Palm Beach.
Call our firm, the Law Offices of Richard Tendler, today for aggressive representation.