Federal Crimes Pose Serious Risks To Your Future
Most crimes can be either state or federal, but federal prosecutors don’t often get involved. They leave these cases for the state to handle.
When federal prosecutors do step in, the accused should be wary. They are much more aggressive than state prosecutors, and often are able to achieve much harsher sentences due to mandatory minimum sentencing for certain offenses.
If you think you may be charged with any crime, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to avoid it going to federal court if possible. If you already know that your case will be tried in federal court, call attorneys Javier Oliva and Bradley Bellows from Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel, LLP. They have the experience and approach necessary to take on federal prosecutors and win a favorable outcome for you.
What Types Of Cases Go To Federal Court?
Generally, when a case is more serious, it is more likely to be tried in federal court by a federal prosecutor. There are three types of cases that are especially likely to go to federal court:
- Serious drug charges: When hard drugs are involved, or more widespread offenses like trafficking or large-scale manufacturing, federal prosecutors may get involved.
- Technology crimes: Electronic fraud, including credit card fraud, and other computer crimes typically fall under the purview of federal authorities.
- White collar charges: Financial crimes like fraud, racketeering and embezzlement tend to be federal charges.
Both of these areas are complicated and require the help of an attorney with in-depth understanding of the law. You do not want to risk your future by utilizing a public defender or otherwise lesser-skilled lawyer to help you. Attorneys Oliva and Bellows have the experience, as well as the tenacity, needed to take on these serious cases in such a high-stress environment.