Manassas Federal Crime Attorney
The sentencings available for a crime at the federal level tend to be higher than those at the state level. Additionally, the actual imposed sentences tend to be more severe at the federal level. For many crimes it is possible to be convicted at both a federal and a state level. As Manassas federal crime attorneys we work hard to make sure our clients avoid being charged at the federal level or that any overlapping federal and state charges get dropped at the state level. Our experience at defending clients facing federal charges means we have insight as to what path your case may take in the legal system. When charged with a federal crime it is crucial to have knowledgeable legal support because the federal government have many resources to prosecute cases. Cases we help defend include, but are not limited to:
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) enforces federal laws involving illegal possession, manufacturing, and selling of drugs in the United States. In addition to tracking down illicit drugs such as cocaine or heroin, the DEA also has the Diversion Control Division which investigates controlled pharmaceuticals that get used outside of their intended purposes. This includes health professionals who abuse their professional licenses by selling controlled substances to drug dealers, falsifying records to steal from their inventory, or other similar cover-ups.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is the law enforcement agency tasked with investigating weapons offenses. The Gun Control Act lists all the ways a firearm can be used illegally. Examples include being in possession of a firearm during a violent criminal act or trafficking drugs. Weapons offenses can go beyond firearms to include explosives, bombs, and arson.
White Collar Crimes
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) conducts investigations into many different crimes that are motivated by financial gains. Referred to as white collar crimes because they are often committed by business professionals or even government employees, these crimes include:
- Money laundering;
- Insurance fraud;
- Healthcare fraud; and
Judges and juries look down heavily on those who have been charged with white collar crimes because of the large economic impact that they have on society, and both judges and juries can be blinded by their own original bias and by an experienced prosecutor. You need a criminal defense attorney who will aggressively defend your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Other Federal Offenses
There are numerous other federal crimes including possession of child pornography, terrorism, computer and cyber crimes, and more. Any crimes that take places on federal property or cross state lines will also be treated as federal offenses. Our attorneys are capable of handling cases that crossed from Virginia’s borders into another state.
The Manassas Federal Crime Attorneys of Simms Showers LLP are Prepared to Help You
Federal crimes add another layer of complexity to the legal system. At Simms Showers LLP, we are here to guide you through what your charges mean and represent you in court. Contact us in Manassas to learn more about how we can help you get the best result for your case.