Criminal Defense Lawyers in Royal Oak
Defending against Federal Crimes
Some crimes fall under the federal court’s jurisdiction for a number of reasons. For example, a crime is considered a federal crime when it violates statutes of the United States Constitution, relates to interstate commerce, occurs on federal property, or involves a federal law enforcement agency, such as the FBI, DEA, ICE, and so on. Other common federal crimes include child pornography, money laundering, certain drug offenses, certain fraud offenses, and more. The penalties for federal crimes are typically much more severe than state crimes for several reasons.
These are a few explanations for why federal crimes’ penalties are so extreme:
- Simply, federal crimes have harsher sentencing laws and maximum punishments are much higher
- Federal prosecutors have significantly less discretion when they negotiate plea bargains, as opposed to state prosecutors
- Also, federal judges have less discretion when making their sentencing decisions and have to adhere more closely to a set of guidelines and mandatory minimum incarceration sentences.
- Federal crimes have added punishment amplifiers for virtually every crime. For instance, if you were accused of child pornography, the punishments would increase based on the number of images, the nature of the images, the ages of the children, and so on.
If you were accused of a federal crime, you need an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney in Royal Oak right away. At Mansour Law, our lawyers have years of experience in successfully defending clients against all types of federal charges, allowing many of them to go free and live happy lives. We have the experience, knowledge, and skill set necessary to help you resolve your issue in a timely and professional manner. We can help you today.
To schedule a free case evaluation with our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers, please either contact us online or call us today at (248) 579-9800.
Protecting Your Rights & Your Freedom
Getting convicted of a federal crime can result in loss of employment, lost future employment opportunities, expensive fines, lost education opportunities, being labeled a felon, and extensive prison time. Our criminal defense attorneys are intimately familiar with all federal crimes and their related procedures and paperwork. We can proficiently guide you throughout the legal process while ensuring your rights are fully protected. Our lawyers will be with you every step of the way to address your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with well-informed legal counsel regarding your best options for moving forward. Let us use our experience and knowledge to fight for you.
Contact us today at (248) 579-9800. to schedule your free case evaluation with our criminal defense lawyers.