Federal criminal cases are significantly different from other types of criminal cases. The charges are typically very complex and the penalties severe. Federal prosecutors spare no expense or resource in prosecuting people and companies suspected of criminal activity.
Federal law does not provide the same protections to citizens provided by State Law, and federal prosecutors, called Assistant United States Attorneys, have the best investigators in the world, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, Internal Revenue Service, etc.
Federal crimes are crimes that violate federal law. Federal Crimes can involve Drug Distribution, Racketeering, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Health Care Fraud, Tax Evasion, Money Laundering, Conspiracy, or any other violation of federal law.
Once charged with a federal crime, the stakes are high. If convicted in Federal Court, the penalties can be more serious than in state court. Persons who are sentenced in Federal Court are subject to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which provide for a “base level” for the offense, and then increases, or decreases, based on “adjustments.”
Charles H. Nugent, Jr., Esquire is a criminal defense attorney and has been practicing in the Federal Courts for more than 35 years. He has had trials in the Federal Courts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. He has represented clients charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, manufacturing controlled dangerous substances, Conspiracy, Drug Distribution, Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO), Tax Evasion, etc.
If you are charged with a crime in federal court, you need a criminal defense lawyer who knows the system and the laws. Nugent Law has the knowledge and experience you need. To set up your free consultation to discuss defending against a Federal investigation or criminal charge, call us at 856-596-9770 or contact our firm online. If you cannot meet during regular office hours, we are happy to arrange an evening or weekend appointment by special request. Our firm accepts all major credit cards for your convenience.