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Miami Federal Crimes Attorney

If a person is convicted of a crime, they could face criminal charges at the state or federal level. When a person faces federal charges, they are facing more severe penalties. Federal crimes are violations of the U.S. Constitution and overrule state law. Most criminal trials are held in state courts. For a crime to go to federal court, it must be of federal interest, but what does that mean?

A federal offense is based on factors such as:

  • The criminal activity occurred in multiple states.
  • The crime involved citizens from different states.
  • The crime happened on federal property.
  • A specific federal law was violated.

Things can be confusing when state and federal laws don’t align. Even when the federal government doesn’t have jurisdiction within the state borders, the federal government can interfere and decide to convict you of a federal crime. An example of this is the legalization of marijuana. Some states allow the use of marijuana but because the federal government has it listed as a Schedule I controlled substance it is federally illegal to use or sell marijuana.

The laws can be complex and being accused of a federal crime is nothing to joke about. Because of this, it’s best to seek legal help to understand your legal rights and options. Asilia Law Firm can guide you through the various legal processes. Get the best outcome possible for your case from a Miami federal crimes attorney.

Examples of Federal Crimes

Federal crimes include the following:

  • Drug trafficking. Federal laws regulate the manufacture, distribution, and possession of controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana.
  • Bank robbery. Robbing a federally insured bank or credit union falls under federal jurisdiction.
  • Bank fraud. This includes activities such as check fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, and other schemes designed to obtain money or assets through deceptive means.
  • Producing, distributing, or possessing counterfeit currency or goods is a federal offense.
  • White collar crimes. This category includes offenses such as securities fraud, insider trading, and embezzlement.
  • Weapons offenses. Illegal possession, sale, or trafficking of firearms and explosives can lead to federal prosecution.
  • Tax evasion. Intentionally failing to report income or assets, understating income, or overstating deductions on tax returns can result in federal charges.
  • Immigration violations. This includes offenses such as illegal entry into the country, human trafficking, and harboring undocumented immigrants.
  • Engaging in terrorist activities or conspiring to commit acts of terrorism are federal crimes.
  • Spying for or against the United States government, disclosing classified information, or selling state secrets are federal offenses.
  • Hacking into government systems, phishing scams, and identity theft committed using computers are federal crimes.

Contact Asilia Law Firm Today

Federal crimes are punished harshly. If you are accused of one, seek legal help right away. The Asilia Law Firm can defend you from your charges and help you achieve the best outcome possible. To schedule a consultation with our Miami federal crimes attorney today, fill out the online form or call (786) 420-3014.

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