Orlando Federal Crime Lawyer
Federal crimes include terrorism, kidnapping across state lines, mail fraud, other white collar crimes, and violent offenses. And because of its considerable resources and highly experienced prosecutors, the federal government typically pursues maximum punishments. The federal government generally does not bring charges against defendants unless it is confident that it will win. Like state cases, most federal cases never make it to court. Plea deals are accepted in 97 percent of federal cases, according to the New York Times. This means that you need an attorney that is both highly experienced in the courtroom should your case be heard in front of a jury, as well as a confident and shrewd negotiator to get the best plea bargain possible. When you go up against the federal government, you need an attorney who has been there and has emerged victorious. The Orlando federal crime lawyers of the O’Mara Law Group are equipped to handle your case.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigates nine categories of offenses. These include the following:
- Counterintelligence, aimed against foreign threats;
- Cyber crime;
- Public corruption;
- Civil rights violations;
- Organized crime;
- White collar crime;
- Violent crime; and
- Weapons of mass destruction.
Other federal law enforcement departments, such as the Immigration Customs Enforcement and Drug Enforcement Administration, specialize on other federal offenses, such as immigration crimes and narcotics offenses, including drug trafficking.
Common Federal Offenses
The most common federal offenses, according to the United States Sentencing Commission, for recent years are as follows:
- Drugs: 31.6 percent;
- Immigration: 29.6 percent;
- Firearms: 10.8 percent;
- Fraud: 9.6 percent;
- Non-fraud white collar crimes: 3.3 percent;
- Child pornography: 2.9 percent;
- Larceny: 1.5 percent;
- Administration of justice: 1.5 percent; and
- Other cases: 9.2 percent.
Ever since the start of the “war on drugs,” hundreds of thousands of Americans have been put behind bars each and every year for everything from a small amount of marijuana, to large shipments of cocaine. While states prosecute most drug offenses, the federal government focuses on drug crimes that involve trafficking or very large quantities of possession. Being tried with a federal drug crime is almost always more serious than being tried at the state level.
White Collar Crimes Including Fraud
White collar crimes encompass dozens of offenses that are non-violent forms of theft. Typical white collar crimes include embezzlement (stealing from an employer), various forms of fraud, money laundering, insider trading, forgery, cybercrime, and identity theft. While it is true that violent forms of theft, such as robbery, typically receive lengthier prison sentences, white collar criminals are still treated seriously, and are often put behind bars for years.
Call Our Orlando Federal Crime Lawyers Today for Assistance
Nearly all state crimes, such as homicide, fraud, and drug possession, can be tried at the federal level. No matter what type of federal offense you have been arrested for, you need an attorney with the vast experience necessary to defend you. Reach out to the O’Mara Law Group at 407-413-882 in order to schedule a free consultation with our Orlando federal crime lawyers today.