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Federal Crimes

Criminal charges leveled by the United States Attorney’s Office and the federal government are handled in federal court.  The rules and statutes related to the federal criminal justice are vastly different than those in state court.  Further, the stress of a federal prosecution, and the federal government’s seemingly unlimited resources, can be daunting.  Federal defense work requires a criminal defense attorney who is licensed to practice law in that jurisdiction and has the tenacity,  fortitude, knowledge and skill-set to stand up to the massive force that is the federal government.

Federal crimes often carry stiff mandatory minimum prison sentences. Examples of federal prosecutions and charges handled by Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda include:

  • Mail fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • White Collar crimes
  • Bank robbery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Child Pornography
  • Immigration Offenses
  • Wire fraud
  • Interstate traveling related crimes
  • Weapon trafficking offenses

Because the stakes are so high, it is crucial that you hire an attorney that has actually served as lead counsel in a federal criminal jury trial.

If you receive a “target” letter from the United States Attorneys Office or if you believe that you are currently being investigated by a federal law enforcement agency, it is imperative that you immediately retain counsel.

All of the attorneys in Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda are well respected and known within the federal criminal defense community and are licensed to practice law in both the federal Middle & Southern Districts of Florida. Our law firm also handles federal criminal appeals to both the circuit of appeals and to the United States Supreme Court.  If you or a loved one are facing the threat of federal criminal prosecution, please contact our law firm immediately to schedule a consultation with any of our seasoned trial and appellate lawyers.