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If you’ve been charged with a federal crime in Louisville, you need an experienced federal criminal defense attorney on your side. Federal charges are no joke – the federal government has tons more resources than state prosecutors, and federal sentencing guidelines can be a lot harsher. Don’t go it alone against the feds! Read on to learn more about federal crimes, defenses, and how a knowledgeable Louisville federal criminal lawyer can help.
There are lots of federal laws, but some of the most common federal charges we see in Louisville include:
The feds have jurisdiction over tons of criminal statutes, even for stuff that might traditionally be handled by state or local prosecutors. And they aren’t afraid to pile on charges. Don’t think you can just plead out to a lesser state charge and avoid federal prosecution. Once the feds have you in their sights, they are coming after you with everything they’ve got.
Most crimes like robbery, assault, rape, and murder are state offenses governed by Kentucky law. But the US Criminal Code contains thousands of federal crimes covering things like:
So that bank robbery? State crime. But robbing an FDIC insured bank, that’s likely federal. Drug dealing in Kentucky? State crime. Bringing drugs across state lines? Federal crime. State lines are a big deal to the feds.
And here’s the kicker – you can be charged with breaking both state AND federal law for the same crime if it violates both! That’s double jeopardy, and it’s totally legal, as crazy as it sounds. So you might face prosecution by KY and the feds.
Think state sentencing is tough? Federal penalties are a whole other ballgame. Key factors making federal sentences so severe:
Let’s look at federal drug trafficking for example. Even a first offense can mean up to 20 years in prison. But with enhancements for things like prior felonies, use of a weapon, distribution near a school, etc., sentences quickly ratchet up to 30 years…life…without parole. Yikes!
For the feds to prosecute you, they have to prove the crime occurred within federal jurisdiction. But their jurisdiction reaches really broadly. For drug crimes, almost any connection to interstate commerce is enough, like:
If you think there’s no federal interest in your case, think again. The feds are really good at finding a jurisdictional hook. That’s why you need an experienced Louisville federal criminal defense lawyer looking closely at the evidence and charges.
Battling federal prosecutors is an uphill fight. But an aggressive federal criminal defense attorney will explore every avenue to get charges reduced or dismissed. Here are some strategies we may use:
An experienced federal criminal lawyer understands the complexities of the federal system. We know how to navigate federal pretrial proceedings, work with federal prosecutors, argue federal sentencing issues, and identify potential grounds for appeal if needed.
Due to Louisville’s business and financial sector, we see plenty of federal white collar cases like fraud, embezzlement, bribery, tax evasion, and money laundering. These cases often involve complex financial transactions and records that require an attorney well-versed in following the money.
In white collar cases, it’s critical to pinpoint any weaknesses in the prosecution’s documents and evidence trail early. We dig deep into the records to find inconsistencies, inaccuracies, or procedural problems. Many financial cases hinge on the testimony of cooperating witnesses who have their own motives and credibility issues to attack.
For corporate executives and professionals, we work hard to avoid charges altogether or seek alternatives like deferred prosecution agreements. The stigma and collateral consequences of a federal conviction can destroy careers and reputations, even for misguided but nonviolent crimes.
Due to Louisville’s location along major interstates near state borders, federal drug cases are common. But the complexity and severity of federal drug laws open up many opportunities for an experienced defense attorney.
For trafficking and distribution charges, we scrutinize the evidence to see if the amounts meet statutory thresholds. We also examine if there are grounds to suppress evidence from an illegal search, confidential informant, or wiretap. Careful negotiation can sometimes get charges reduced from trafficking to simple possession.
In federal drug conspiracy cases with multiple defendants, the prosecution often relies heavily on testimony from cooperating co-conspirators. Their credibility can be attacked. We also look closely to limit your liability for your co-defendants’ acts through arguments about knowledge and intent.
Like drugs, the feds use firearms laws aggressively, especially against prohibited persons like felons found possessing guns or ammo. But technicalities abound in federal gun laws that an experienced lawyer can exploit. For example, we argue the firearm wasn’t involved in interstate commerce, the prohibited status doesn’t apply, possession wasn’t knowing or intentional, etc.
In firearm sales cases, we scrutinize the records for any missing information, mistakes, or other opportunities to undermine the prosecution’s evidence trail. With sentencing enhancements based on number of firearms, your lawyer will work to limit the number that can be proven.
Child pornography charges are devastating. You feel like your life is over. But an aggressive defense can still make a huge difference in the outcome. In child porn cases, much depends on the forensic computer evidence and proving intentional downloading versus unknowing access.
We work with top computer forensics experts to closely examine the prosecution’s electronic evidence trail. Any flaws or gaps can undermine the government’s case. We also look closely at whether images were automatically cached versus manually downloaded. And we argue vigorously against any sentencing enhancements for number of images.
For production or distribution cases, we scrutinize the evidence proving intent to traffic images versus mere possession. Distribution penalties are far more severe, so fighting these charges is key.
The federal sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimums are rigid and harsh. But an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer will scour your background and the circumstances of your case to construct the most persuasive argument for leniency. We present factors like:
This is often called “sentencing advocacy.” Your lawyer passionately argues why you deserve leniency. While federal judges face limits, persuading them to find wiggle room in your sentence can make a huge difference.
The federal criminal justice system is harsh. The odds are stacked against you. That’s why having an experienced Louisville federal criminal defense attorney is critical. Here are some key benefits we provide:
Going toe-to-toe with the feds is daunting. You need an attorney who knows the rules, the players, and how to give you the best chance for the best outcome. Don’t take chances with your life and liberty. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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