Charged With Federal Crimes?
Federal crimes consist of those offenses which violate United States federal law, cross interstate lines or are committed on federal property. Thousands of crimes may be charged and prosecuted as federal crimes. They may be investigated by such federal agencies as the FBI, DEA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the IRS, Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Border Patrol, and others.
Federal Courts Are Different
Being charged with a federal crime is a very serious legal matter. The federal government can bring immense resources against an individual. The federal courts operate at a very high level, placing great demands on defense counsel. A federal offense requires an attorney with experience in federal court, familiar with federal criminal procedure and capable of preparing a complex and sophisticated defense.
Areas of federal prosecution and/or investigation in which the Downey Law Firm has represented individual and corporate clients include:
- Money laundering
- Environmental pollution
- False statements to federal officers
- Passport fraud
- Medicare fraud
- Weapon/firearms possession
- Wire fraud
- Obstruction of justice
- Conspiracy to commit narcotics trafficking
- Conspiracy to commit money laundering
- Social Security fraud
- Narcotics trafficking
- Mail fraud
- Criminal forfeiture
- Weapons trafficking
Protect Yourself From Federal Charges
Federal charges are typically the result of long and detailed investigations conducted by agents working alongside federal prosecutors. They are complex and typically require the review of hundreds or even thousands of documents. A client facing a federal allegation should hire an attorney who has worked extensively in federal court and who has experience handling complex federal criminal allegations.
As a Texas criminal defense attorney, Mr. Downey has practiced in federal court since 1998. Our firm has defended corporations and individuals in federal investigations and in federal offenses. We have defended employees of multinational corporations on allegations of conspiracy, obstruction, violations of MARPOL, violations of environmental offenses, mail/wire fraud, money laundering and myriad other offenses.
Our attorney has represented individuals in Enron as well as a corporation involved with gas trading prosecutions. We have also defended physicians accused of violations of Medicare abuses totaling over $41 million dollars as well as numerous individuals charged with narcotics and weapons trafficking. Our firm successfully defended a prominent national bodybuilding figure accused of distributing anabolic steroids. After a lengthy investigation and contentious litigation, the case was dismissed by the federal government shortly before it was scheduled for trial.
Contact Us Today!
Our attorney has been recognized for our legal ability and experience. When it comes to federal criminal defense, you should consider nothing less. Request a consultation at our Houston office today to get a defense plan in place as soon as possible. Call our Houston office at 713-651-0400 or email us to schedule an appointment.