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Facing Federal Charges In New York

The federal government has a wide range of criminal laws, and the penalties for federal crimes can be severe. If you are facing federal charges, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the federal court system and can fight for your rights.

The lawyer at SMC Law Firm is a former prosecutor with years of experience in criminal law. She has a deep understanding of the federal court system and the specific charges you are facing. She will fight for your rights and protect your future.

What Sets Federal Cases Apart

Federal cases can include aggravated assault, murder, narcotics and some weapons charges. These crimes are often more serious than state crimes, and the penalties can be much more severe. If you are charged with a federal crime, it is important to understand the differences between federal and state law.

Federal crimes include more than just some violent crimes. Other situations – such as getting involved with a conspiracy to commit a crime, being accused of bank or wire fraud, distributing narcotics or selling illegal substances – can also be federal criminal cases.

There are a few key differences between federal and state cases. First, the federal government has a broader jurisdiction than state governments. This means that the federal government can prosecute crimes that occur anywhere in the country, while state governments can only prosecute crimes that occur within their borders.

Second, the federal government has a wider range of penalties than state governments. For example, the federal government can sentence you to life in prison without the possibility of parole, while most state governments cannot.

Is There A Minimum Mandatory Sentence For A Federal Conviction?

Many federal crimes have mandatory minimum sentences dictated by federal law. These include federal drug charges, weapons crimes, sex crimes, fraud and certain white collar crimes. If you are convicted of one of these crimes, you are likely to receive a minimum amount of prison time dependent on the specific charges you are facing. Some federal convictions result in a minimum sentence of life in prison, while others may result in a year in prison. While some people may be exempt from these mandatory minimum sentences, it is crucial to hire a proven criminal lawyer to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

Can I Reduce My Federal Sentence By Cooperating With The Government?

In some cases, federal prosecutors may offer you a lower sentence (or offer to drop charges altogether) if you cooperate in a larger investigation related to your case. Working with law enforcement can have unforeseen consequences, however. Never work with law enforcement willingly without first consulting a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

What To Do If You Are Under Federal Investigation

If you are under a federal investigation, it is important to speak to an attorney immediately. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and protect yourself from self-incrimination.

Talk To A Federal Crimes Attorney Today

If you have been charged with a federal crime, involving conspiracy charges, illegal possession of weapons charges, narcotics, drug trafficking, RICO Charges attorney Samantha Chorny at SMC Law Firm can help. Contact her today at 212-256-9441 or online to schedule a consultation.