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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

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Save Your Future With a Federal Defense Attorney

By Spodek Law Group | July 26, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:22 pm

Why You Need an Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Attorney


Have you been accused of a federal crime and need experienced representation? Learn why you need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney by your side throughout the fight.

The Intimidating Nature of Federal Criminal Charges

When it comes to being accused of any crime, few things are more intimidating than facing federal criminal charges. After all, federal criminal charges can impact your family, financial status, career, and reputation for the rest of your life. This impact may last even if there’s no conviction. Protect your family and future with a winning strategy. Learn how a federal criminal defense attorney can make all the difference between freedom or prison.

Federal vs. State Cases: Key Differences

Though there are many similarities between federal and state crimes, the logistics of the process can vary depending on the jurisdiction, location, and type of crime allegedly committed. Ultimately, law enforcement agencies at a state level don’t have the same resources as federal investigators, making the charges much more severe.

The Importance of an Experienced Federal Defense Attorney

Federal authorities have endless funds, technology, and staff to investigate. As a result, they are determined to find ways to get the maximum sentence allowed by law. That’s why, if you’ve been accused of a federal crime, you need an experienced, knowledgeable federal defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of federal law.

Investigating Federal Cases: Relevant Agencies

Various investigative and law enforcement agencies handle different types of federal crimes. Although this designation may seem confusing, crime and agency categorization serve a greater purpose.

Investigative federal agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The type of crime accusation ultimately determines which agency will conduct your investigation.

Examples of Federal Crimes

Not many people realize that murder is a federal crime, but many crimes are beyond a state level. Other crimes that involve federal criminal charges include:

  • White-collar crimes
  • Fraud
  • Cybercrime and internet crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • Drug trafficking and smuggling
  • Homicide and murder
  • Sex crimes
  • Weapons offenses

The Importance of a Strong Defense

U.S. investigators pull no stops when it comes to pressing charges for federal criminal offenses. The penalties are more severe and, if convicted, you’d be highly unlikely to receive anything less than the maximum sentence. With the right criminal defense attorney, you’ll learn the best way to beat federal charges is to have a good strategy from the beginning.

Understanding Federal Sentencing and Penalties

Did you know that a federal judge is required to consider a set of guidelines that suggest a sentence based upon points? Although utilization is not mandatory, criminal offenses above the state level can involve this point-based system to determine a standard punishment for most federal offenses.

For some individuals, this is a disturbing reality, mainly if a prior criminal record will determine the severity of charges. If a judge utilizes this system, you could be looking at a more significant sentence and heftier fines. If the crime was violent, you might fight a life sentence. In the most severe cases, the death penalty is always a possibility.

Taking the Next Steps

If you’ve received notification that you’re being investigated for a federal crime, you’ll need a plan in place. Your best bet is always to exercise your right to stay silent. Absolutely anything you say will be used against you, even if you mention what you ate for dinner. Advise them that you’ll be staying silent until after you’ve spoken with your attorney and remain quiet.

When facing federal criminal charges, you can’t afford to wait. With an attorney, you can work out a defense strategy to boost your chance of having charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced. Contact us right away if you’ve been asked to speak with federal officials. If you’re facing federal charges, get in touch today so we can identify ways to strengthen your case.

Additional Resources

For more information on the Fifth Amendment and criminal defense, check out this resource: Criminal Defense and the Fifth Amendment

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