Federal Crimes Defense
Most criminal charges result from arrests by local authorities and the cases are heard in state court. But some crimes are prosecuted at the federal level. In the federal system, the rules, procedures, and expectations are different, and that makes it important for anyone accused of a federal crime to be represented by attorneys who understand those differences.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Stein & Markus, in Bellflower, are licensed to practice in California’s federal courts and have extensive experience defending clients against federal charges. We know how intimidating the federal system is for defendants. That is one reason why we are committed to providing open communication with our clients. We believe it is important for you to know that we’ll be by your side every step of the way, and with our 75-plus years of combined experience, you’re in good hands.
One difference in federal crimes compared to state crimes is the length and depth of the investigations. Federal authorities typically spend long periods investigating and gathering the evidence before filing any charges. If you are under investigation by federal law enforcement or believe you may be the target of an investigation, it is in your best interest to retain counsel as soon as possible.
Protecting Your Rights in a Wide Variety of Federal Criminal Prosecutions
Our attorneys defend clients in federal courts in the Los Angeles area and throughout California. We are strategic and aggressive in pursuit of positive results. Examples of crimes we have successfully handled include:
- Federal drug charges (drug trafficking, drug smuggling, drug manufacturing)
- Health care fraud (Medicare, Medicaid fraud)
- Defrauding the government
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Identity theft and other cybercrimes
- Securities fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and other financial crimes
- Mail fraud and wire fraud
- RICO violations
- Child pornography and other sex crimes
The way federal cases are negotiated and litigated is often quite different from cases are treated in state court. Positive outcomes in federal court are sometimes more likely if the defense attorney has a good working relationship with the prosecutor. These relationships are built through dealing with the U.S. Attorney’s office frequently and positively. At The Law Office of Stein & Markus, we’ve worked to establish these relationships, meaning prosecutors respect us and know that we’re making arguments based on the facts and the law to help protect you, our client.
Mandatory Minimum Sentences
Some federal crimes carry mandatory minimum sentences for a convicted defendant. Mandatory minimums have been, and continue to be, controversial because of the harsh outcomes that can result—life in prison for non-violent drug offenses, for example.
If your case involves a potential mandatory minimum sentence, we’ll talk about it in detail and make sure you understand what you’re facing. Then we’ll work tirelessly to build a strong defense for you, with the goal of having the charges dismissed or reduced. No matter what, you can trust that we’ll always pursue strategies and tactics that we believe are in your best interests.
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Free Attorney Consultation in California Federal Crime Cases
If you are under investigation or have been charged with any federal crime in California, The Law Office of Stein & Markus in Bellflower is ready to meet with you, explain your legal rights, and start building a defense for you. Arrange a free initial consultation by calling (562) 866-9762 or contact us online today.