Concord Federal Crime Lawyers
Protecting You from Serious Federal Crime Charges
All criminal charges brought against you should be taken seriously. However, few criminal charges are more serious than federal charges. If you are accused of violating federal law and now face federal prosecution, don’t leave your defense up to just any defense attorney. You need a legal team with experience defending federal cases, an understanding of the federal court, and familiarity with federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors. The Concord federal crime attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. have the resources, experience, and determination needed to challenge federal charges and find creative and effective ways to protect your rights, freedom, and finances.
Call (603) 819-4231 now to speak with our Concord federal crime defense lawyers.
Examples of Federal Crimes
Thanks to our experience, resources, and background, Shaheen & Gordon defends virtually any type of federal crime case. Some cases may be resolved before trial, but many will require the court’s time and attention. In any situation, we will be ready to protect your rights and name.
We can handle all sorts of federal crime cases, such as:
- Overprescribing opioids: Medical providers can be accused of overprescribing opioids, a serious federal crime, even when medical evidence suggests the prescriptions were necessary.
- Public corruption: Government officials who are accused of embezzlement, bribery, lobbying, extortion, and other similar acts may be charged with a public or political corruption crime.
- Tax fraud: Tax fraud or unlawful tax avoidance can pit the defendant against powerful government agencies like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- Cybercrime: Criminal activities using the internet and related technologies could constitute cybercrime and other similar federal crimes.
- Drug trafficking: When drugs are distributed across state or country borders, a drug distribution charge can be escalated to drug trafficking, which is a federal crime.
- PPP Fraud: Allegations arising out of fraudulently securing funds and other resources arising out of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Child Pornography: The possession, distribution, and manufacture of child sex abuse images.
Are Federal Crimes Worse Than State Crimes?
A federal crime describes a criminal act that violates federal law; it might also violate state law at the same time. A state-level crime only violates a state’s law, not necessarily federal law. Often, but not always, federal crime charges can bring harsher penalties than state crimes, so some would argue that they are “worse” than state crimes.
Other differences between federal and state crimes include the authority and resources of the prosecution. A federal crime can be investigated by a federal agency like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which has massive investigatory resources compared to a state-level agency. Federal crimes also go through the federal court system and before federal judges, which are notorious for utilizing the harshest penalties upon conviction possible. Specifically, the penalties for conviction of a federal crime are defined by the Federal Sentencing Guideline, a complicated and everchanging system that creates a sentencing range for any potential federal crime by considering a variety of factors, including the offender’s background, the nature of the crime, and the potential amount of any loss, among a variety of factors.
You should also know that the conviction rate of federal criminal defendants is significantly higher than the conviction rate among defendants accused of state-level crimes. For this reason, you should not hesitate another minute to get legal counsel. Shaheen & Gordon and our team of Concord federal criminal defense attorneys are always available to hear from new and returning clients.
Start Your Defense – Choose to Work with Us Now
When you face federal criminal charges that could disrupt your future and freedom, place your trust in our team because we have defended federal criminal cases for years, understand the application of the Federal Sentencing Guideline, are familiar with federal law enforcement and prosecutors at the United States Attorney’s Office, and have a track record of both responsibly resolving and successfully litigating our cases up to and including trial when necessary.
Contact us online or call (603) 819-4231 to talk to a Concord federal crime lawyer about your case.