Have you been arrested for a federal offense?
Federal crimes are some of the most serious crimes you may be charged with. Involving more severe offenses than other charges, you can expect the investigation of these crimes by the prosecution to be extensive and very thorough. Many times these crimes can involve investigation by federal authorities, where they are responsible for gathering evidence for federal prosecutors. These agencies include the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Homeland Security, Secret Service and other federal agencies.
Federal Court Criminal Process
The judicial process in federal criminal cases are different from cases in a state court. After an individual is arrested for a federal offense, a pretrial services or court probation officer will interview the defendant and review their background. This information will be used later to help the judge decide whether or not to release the defendant pending trial. The judge can also impose conditions of release. Federal prosecutors at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California are responsible for the enforcement of federal laws and the prosecution of individuals who commit a federal criminal offense. They handle all federal crime cases in the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties. They work closely with federal agents to examine all the evidence gathered during an investigation. If they believe there is sufficient evidence to prosecute, will present their case to a federal grand jury who will decide if there is sufficient evidence to require a defendant to stand trial, and they will file a federal indictment in the United States District Court that has jurisdiction over the case. At the initial appearance, a federal judge will advise the defendant of the charges filed against them and will determine if there is probable cause to believe the defendant has committed a federal offense. The judge is responsible for sentencing a defendant after a plea bargain or trail. He is required to consult the Federal Sentencing Guidelines before making their decision.
This results in sentencing guidelines that will require much harsher penalties than a state or local charge. When facing this type of charge in the Los Angeles area, consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist you with a strong defense against any pending action against you. By retaining the services of Cron, Israels & Stark immediately, our firm can begin an effective investigation into the facts surrounding any criminal charge you may be facing.
Federal Criminal Defense in Los Angeles
Our defense lawyers have decades of experience in representing clients against any type of federal offense, including child pornography, Internet sex crimes, credit card fraud, health care fraud, mail fraud, Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, RICO Act violations, weapons offenses, white collar crimes, and wire fraud. We also handle criminal cases in federal court related to antitrust violations, criminal appeals, bank fraud, bank robbery, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, federal conspiracy offenses, computer crimes, counterfeiting, federal drug offenses, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, insurance fraud, Medicaid fraud, money laundering, public corruption, tax evasion, and federal property crimes.
If you are facing these and any other type of federal crime, you can be assured that our law firm will provide you with the individual attention you will need to get your through this complex legal process. We have devoted our law practice exclusively to criminal defense, which includes federal criminal representation in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura County, and anywhere throughout the State of California.
Why You Need a Federal Criminal Lawyer
If you are under a federal criminal investigation or have already been indicted for a federal crime, you first need to know that the Federal Court system functions quite differently than a California State Court. They have different types of crimes, federal rule of criminal procedure, and federal sentencing laws. Federal crimes and sentences have individual criminal statutes and the
sentencing guidelines. This means federal judges have much less discretion in determining an appropriate sentence. If you defense attorney is not familiar with these procedures and guidelines, they may not know how to effectively prepare your legal defense. This makes choosing the right law firm to handle you case all the more critical for a favorable outcome to your case. Our highly-skilled and experienced federal criminal lawyers can make a huge difference to your personal and professional life. We will thoroughly prepare your case to build a strong defense strategy. Our knowledge and dedication can make a difference in your federal offense case.
Defending Your Legal Rights in Los Angeles
Because of the extensive investigation you are likely to face by federal prosecutors for federal crimes charges, we encourage you to contact our office at Cron, Israels & Stark as soon as possible. The complex task of determining what evidence they have against you will take exhaustive research and documentation. Federal crimes charges are often long term investigations that deal with many witnesses, financial records, warrants and plea bargains that require the expertise of a professional firm such as ours. You can trust your defense to attorneys who have over 100 years of combined legal knowledge. For an immediate consultation with a lawyer, contact our office today. Federal crimes charges are serious charges that can vastly impact your life. Contact a Los Angeles federal criminal defense lawyer from our firm today to find out how we can help you with a strong defense.