If you've been charged with a federal crime or are under investigation, you need the help of an experienced federal crime attorney. Charges which are prosecuted in federal court often carry much more severe penalties than those heard in a state court. Furthermore, white-collar federal crimes are extremely complex and require an attorney who's well-versed in the laws surrounding the crime you're charged with along with federal court proceedings.
The Cabanas Law Firm excels at providing criminal defense representation for individuals facing federal charges. Since 2007 we've been protecting the rights of the citizens of San Antonio. Our legal team has the experience and knowledge needed to build dynamic defense strategies for federal charges. Contact us at (210) 446-4090 today.
Types of Federal Cases We Handle
Federal crimes violate federal instead of state statutes. There are also jurisdictional requirements attached to a federal crime. More specifically, the crime must impact interstate commerce, take place on land owned by the U.S. government, or fall under a constitutional grant of authority. With regard to white-collar crimes, federal offenses could include:
- Securities fraud
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Tax fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Health care fraud
- International crimes
- Bank or wire fraud
These are complex cases that require a highly-skilled legal team. Furthermore, these crimes carry serious penalties including hefty fines and possible prison sentences. When you work with us, we'll start investigating your case right away to determine the best strategy for obtaining a favorable outcome. It's important you contact the Cabanas Law Firm the second you've been charged or suspect you're under investigation.
Why You Need a Federal Crime Attorney
A completely different set of laws govern federal charges. In addition, federal proceedings are unlike state hearings. Many criminal attorneys aren't licensed to represent clients facing federal charges. You need a defense lawyer who has extensive experience working within the federal court system.
Federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors are well-funded and have more resources at their disposal than at the state level. Sometimes an investigation into a white-collar crime starts years prior to an arrest. Sentencing for these crimes is dictated by the United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which often result in serious prison sentences and expensive fines. That's why it's crucial you have a federal crimes defense attorney in your corner.
What to Do if You're Under Investigation
If you suspect you're the subject of a federal investigation or federal agents have approached you, there are several things you need to keep in mind. Failing to take the correct steps could damage a potential defense strategy. These steps include :
- Hire experienced legal representation right away.
- Don't provide any information until you speak to your attorney.
- Remember that you still have rights.
- Don't attempt to lie to a federal agent.
- Don't attempt to destroy evidence.
- Avoid discussing the investigation with anyone.
Remember, just because you're under investigation doesn't mean you've been charged with a crime. You deserve to have your rights protected, which is why contacting an attorney is the first thing you should do. If you're worried about an ongoing investigation, get in touch with the Cabanas Law Firm right away.
Highly-Skilled Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in San Antonio
At the Cabanas Law Firm, we believe every person deserves a fair trial. Our legal team has the experience and know-how needed to represent clients in a federal court for a wide range of white-collar crimes. It's our goal to build a tough defense strategy and fight hard to have your charges reduced or dropped. Contact us today at (210) 446-4090 to schedule a consultation.
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