SKILLFULLY CHALLENGING THE FEDERAL CHARGE
FEDERAL CRIMINAL PROSECUTION IS DIFFERENT FROM STATE PROSECUTIONS
It follows different laws, rules of evidence and sentencing schemes. You want a criminal defense lawyer who is admitted to practice in the federal courts and who has defeated complex federal prosecutions. The Law Offices of Alin Cintean is devoted solely to criminal defense on the federal and state levels. Put your case in the hands of Alin Cintean for dedicated, aggressive federal defense.
WHAT ARE COMMON FEDERAL CRIMES CHARGED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA?
Some crimes may be charged in state or federal court depending on the prosecution’s preference. Generally, federal crimes carry more severe consequences. The most common federal crimes fall into three categories:
- White collar crime — White collar crimes are nonviolent crimes that involve some kind of theft scheme. Extortion, bribery, insider trading, tax evasion, identity theft, insurance fraud, Medicare and welfare fraud are all examples of common white collar crimes.
- Drug offenses — Federal drug offenses are most often violations of the federal drug trafficking laws. The drug charge filed in federal court depends on factors like the amount of drugs, whether you crossed state or national borders, how large-scale the drug trafficking network appears to be, whether you used minors in the drug activities, whether the drugs were distributed to minors, your role in the activities and whether you have a prior criminal record.
- Gun offenses — Certain gun offenses also attract federal prosecution. If you possessed or used a weapon while committing a federal drug or violent crime, or if you possess an illegal weapon such as a fully automatic firearm or sawed-off shotgun, you could face federal firearms charges.
Often federal investigators tip off the case by contacting you or your friends or family as “witnesses.” If federal agents start snooping around, don’t wait! Get an experienced Sacramento criminal defense attorney to stand up for your rights.
THE ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL ACT
Of special concern is the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”). You can face 15 years to life in a federal prison for any felony offense if you have three prior violent or drug convictions from any state or federal court. This may include certain juvenile convictions. If you face federal charges, discuss your case with an accomplished criminal defense professional like Alin Cintean before appearing in court.
AGGRESSIVE FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN SACRAMENTO, CA
The Law Offices of Alin Cintean provides aggressive federal criminal defense from the investigative process through the end of your case. If you discover you are the subject of any federal criminal investigation in Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area, contact us online or by telephone (916) 441-3500 without delay.
We are available nearly 24 hours a day to serve our clients and protect your rights.