If so, your future and freedom could be at stake. Most criminal charges in Florida are due to alleged violations of state or local laws, but federal offenses are much more serious. Anyone who violates a federal criminal law or commits a crime that crosses state lines can be charged in federal court.
The government is currently prosecuting many cases in federal court today that were previously litigated in state court. Since federal courts operate under a different set of rules, sentencing penalties are often much more severe. Federal courts operate on a complicated sentencing scheme that is very punitive. Additionally, federal prosecutors often have access to greater resources than their state counterparts. These factors can mean that you will be facing a longer period of incarceration with much stiffer fines. To ensure the best possible outcome, you will need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer with the skills to uncover facts that can help you avoid an arrest, negotiate a plea bargain, or successfully navigate the federal criminal justice system.
At the Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, our lawyers understand the legal strategies needed for the defense of federal charges involving:
- Tax Evasion
- Immigration Offenses
- Trafficking or Smuggling
- Healthcare Fraud
- Bank, Wire or Mail Fraud
- Firearms & Weapons
- Money Laundering
Since federal investigations are complex and time consuming, you may already know that you are a suspect. Regardless of the criminal charges being investigated, you should avoid speaking with law enforcement officials unless you have an attorney present. Although you may be very sincere in trying to help investigators, you can quickly find yourself facing a federal judge in Middle District Court. Our criminal defense attorneys can guide you through this dangerous process while forcing the government to follow the law. If you are a suspect or have been charged with a federal crime, contact us at 352.377.7800 to schedule a consultation.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of criminal defense. Seek the services of a qualified attorney immediately following notification of an investigation or arrest for any federal crime.