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Federal Crimes Require Serious Criminal Defense

Being charged with a crime is already a serious matter, but when you are facing off against the United States federal government you need to raise your standards for criminal defense. A federal criminal trial is a much different affair from a state criminal trial, and you need to find a defense attorney who has experience in these cases to help you build a strong defense strategy.  At Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda Attorneys At Law, our team of seasoned litigators and former prosecutors have over 100 combined years of experience fighting criminal charges and defending people’s rights. We can help you with your criminal case and mitigate the potential penalties you are facing.

Federal Charges Differ From State Charges And Require An Experienced Defender

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 Attorneys At Law 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. Federal criminal convictions can result in long jail sentences and the death penalty can apply in certain federal cases. This is why you must do everything that you can to ensure that you are working with a team of seasoned criminal defense attorneys who know how to approach these cases. If you receive a “target” letter from the United States Attorney’s 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.

Do Not Hesitate To Get Your Defense Today

All of the attorneys in Jacobson, Chmelir & Ferwerda Attorneys At Law are well respected and known within the federal criminal defense community and are licensed to practice law in both the federal middle and 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. Call 407-327-8899 or fill out the online contact form.