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New York Federal Crimes Defense Lawyers
In New York, most crimes are considered state offenses and are prosecuted in state courts. However, certain offenses may be classified as federal crimes and are prosecuted in the federal legal system. The U.S. Code defines federal crimes, and an offense may fall under federal jurisdiction if it occurs on federal property or involves crossing state or international borders.
If you have been arrested or indicted on federal charges such as drug offenses, weapon offenses, fraud, or immigration offenses, it is important to seek legal representation from an attorney who is familiar with the complexities of federal criminal law and procedure. Federal officials generally have more resources than state courts to build cases against defendants, and federal crimes often carry more severe penalties. It is crucial to have a lawyer who is experienced in defending against federal charges to help protect your rights and interests.
If you are facing federal criminal charges in New York, the defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta are here to help you. Our team is composed of former prosecutors and public defenders who have extensive experience in the federal legal system. We have the knowledge and strategic thinking necessary to defend your rights and potentially protect your freedom. Do not hesitate to contact us for the legal support you need.
Individuals and families throughout the State of New York have found success in fighting federal charges with the help of our law firm because:
More than 30 years of combined experience defending individuals charged with weapons offenses in Staten Island
N.Y. defense attorneys who focus exclusively on representing people accused of crimes
Certified criminal trial attorneys, indicating specialized training in criminal law litigation.
A successful track record that includes numerous criminal trials resulting in dismissals
24/7 availability to respond to your need for legal representation.
If you have been arrested, are facing a federal indictment, or have already been indicted, the decisions you make at this time can have a significant impact on your future. The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta are experienced in navigating the differences between state and federal criminal prosecution and will work to use these differences to your advantage at every opportunity. Contact us now to learn more about how we can help you.
If you are facing federal criminal charges in New York, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The attorneys at our law firm have extensive experience in defending against federal charges and are ready to help you. Contact us now to set up a free and confidential legal consultation. You can call or fill out our online form to take the first step in protecting your rights and interests.
How Our Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Assist You
If you face federal criminal charges, your case may be based on:
Indictment by a federal grand jury. In the federal criminal justice system, the prosecution presents evidence to a grand jury, which then decides to issue formal criminal charges, known as an indictment. You respond to an indictment as you would other criminal charges. But, if you know an indictment is imminent or that a federal investigation is underway, that can be a highly beneficial time to seek the legal assistance of a federal criminal defense attorney.
Arrest on federal property. If you are arrested on federal property or by federal law enforcement officers for any legal offense, the related charges are filed by the U.S. government and are referred to the federal court system. Federal installations in New Jersey include:
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix, Lakehurst Maxfield Field)
National Park Service properties, such as Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Ellis Island, Gateway National Recreation Area and Fort Hancock, Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve, etc.
Crimes of violence, property destruction, service disruption or interfering with a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official at an airport may be prosecuted as federal crimes, as well.
Sometimes, a case that is being investigated by state and/or local officials becomes a federal case if multiple people, multiple alleged instances of crime and/or large amounts of money or contraband (drugs, illegal weapons, etc.) are involved.
When a series of indictments allege multiple people have colluded to form a criminal enterprise, the government may, in addition to conspiracy charges, levy RICO charges under the Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.
If you have been arrested and are being held, we will work first to have you released for the lowest amount of bail possible or released on your own recognizance (ROR).
We can also begin immediately to investigate your case, including reaching out to contacts with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to work to keep the most serious potential charges against you from even being considered.
In cases before a grand jury, we can:
Monitor the investigation and the grand jury testimony to get an idea of the evidence against you
Investigate the facts of the case, and the evidence and charges under consideration
Advise you about your own testimony and/or cooperation with investigators, if you are subpoenaed
An indictment is a formal criminal charge issued by a grand jury in the federal criminal justice system. The grand jury reviews evidence presented by the prosecution and decides whether to bring charges against the accused. If you are facing an indictment or are aware that a federal investigation is underway, it is important to seek the legal assistance of a federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys are experienced in handling indictments and can provide you with the legal support you need to protect your rights and interests.
If you are indicted, we can begin immediately to work on our challenges to the government’s case.
In some cases, it may be possible to challenge the charges against you by pointing out flaws in the testimony of witnesses or the lack of credibility among alleged coconspirators or undercover agents. We may also be able to use your knowledge of the case or the identity of confidential informants to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of charges with the government, particularly if alleged coconspirators face more serious charges. Our attorneys are skilled in developing defense strategies that take advantage of these and other opportunities to protect your rights and interests.
In some cases, such as simple arrests on federal property or charges transferred from state to federal court, we may be able to challenge the government’s case due to:
Improper or illegal search and seizure
Chain of custody issues with evidence alleged to have been in your possession, such as drugs or weapons
Mistaken identity, due to a flawed lineup or false accusations, or another procedural error
Racial, ethnic, socio-economic or other bias against you
When necessary, or if it best serves your interests, we will be ready for trial with a case that demonstrates to judge and jury that justice demands a not-guilty verdict.
Federal charges are often based on complex cases and laws, which can make it tougher for the federal government to prove its allegations. It is important that you understand what you’re up against, for better or worse, and that you have skilled and experienced legal representation.
Call or fill out our online form today to talk to one of our experienced federal crimes defense attorneys about your case. We can meet in any of our nine offices in New Jersey to outline the legal options available, and the best steps to take to protect yourself from federal authorities.
Federal Crime Charges in New York We Can Help With
Federal authorities may attempt to bring federal charges in a wide range of criminal cases. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Patrick Parotta are experienced in defending against a variety of federal criminal charges, including but not limited to:
Drug trafficking, smuggling or importation
Federal weapons offenses, such as felon in possession of a firearm
Federal immigration charges
Fraud and federal false statement cases, including mail/wire / Internet fraud
Public corruption, such as bribery or campaign finance violations
Conspiracy charges of all kinds
Bank robbery
Bank fraud
Money laundering
Child pornography
Assault on a federal officer or agent
Crimes on federal property, from traffic offenses to vandalism, larceny, assault, etc.
A conviction for a federal crime can carry serious consequences, including imprisonment and fines that are based on the severity of the offense. In addition, a convicted defendant may be required to pay restitution and additional fees, and may lose certain rights and privileges. It is important to seek legal representation to help protect your rights and minimize the potential consequences of a federal criminal conviction.
In some cases, the doctrine of concurrent jurisdiction allows both federal and state prosecutors to bring charges against a defendant for the same alleged offense. If the defendant is acquitted of the federal charge, it is still possible for the state to bring separate charges and pursue a separate legal case against the defendant. This is why it is important to have legal representation that is experienced in both federal and state criminal law to protect your rights and interests in all aspects of your case.
If you are facing a federal investigation or charges in New York, it is essential to seek the legal representation of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. This will ensure that your rights are protected to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Law Offices of Patrick Parotta is available to provide you with a free initial legal consultation and begin building a strong defense on your behalf. Contact us now to take the first step in protecting your rights and interests.
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It is important to act quickly when facing federal criminal charges in order to build a strong legal defense. Federal prosecutors have greater resources than state officials, which can allow them to build strong cases if they are not challenged effectively. The penalties for federal crimes can be severe, so it is crucial to seek the legal representation of experienced defense attorneys as soon as possible. The attorneys at our law firm are respected federal criminal defense lawyers in New York and are available to provide you with a free consultation. Do not wait to get the legal support you need. Contact us now.
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