Federal Defense Lawyer in Fort Worth
Experienced Counsel for Federal Criminal Cases
Not only are federal laws and procedures different from state laws and
procedures, so are federal sentencing guidelines and prison facilities.
Because federal crimes violate the laws of the U.S. Government (or occur
on federal property) as opposed to state or local laws and ordinances,
these cases are investigated by government agencies like the Federal Bureau
of Investigation or FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA, and the Internal
Revenue Service or IRS, to name a few. These agencies have a combined
reputation for being more diligent and, perhaps, more aggressive in their
investigations than their state law enforcement counterparts.
What's more, the penalties and sentencing in federal cases can often
be much steeper, including mandatory sentences, which in some cases means
that the judge has no authority to weigh in on the matter. If you or someone
you love has been charged with, or is a suspect in, a federal crime, contact the
Fort Worth defense lawyer at The Alband Law Firm to assist you in all matters of your federal case.
Types of Federal Crimes
Crimes designated as federal crimes either violate federal law or occur
on federal property. If a suspect's actions violate both state and
federal law (but don't occur on federal property) the suspect can
be prosecuted in the federal and/or state court - with no double jeopardy
protection. Organized by category and subject matter, the federal criminal
code contains many statutes and continues to grow as new ones are added.
Here are a few of the more common categories of federal crimes, each of
which contain many types of federal violations:
- Controlled Substance Violations
- Weapons and Firearms Violations
- Fraud (bank, mail, computer, credit card, etc.)
- White Collar Crimes (fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, etc.)
- Immigration Violations
Because of the complex nature of federal crime prosecuting procedures and
penalties, Fort Worth residents charged with federal crimes might benefit
most by seeking representation from a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer from The
Alband Law Firm. Our attorneys are skilled litigators with a thorough knowledge of the
federal criminal system. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and
defending your case -
contact us to request a free consultation!