Santa Barbara Federal Crime Defense Lawyer
Charged with a crime in federal court?
There are a number of serious offenses that will be filed in federal court. These can include white collar crimes, as the federal government is heavily involved in protecting financial institutions. Other crimes that could be filed federally include kidnapping, drug crimes, arson, tax crimes, mail fraud, weapons charges, child pornography, bank robbery, identity theft and any other crime that crosses state lines or takes place against a federal employee or on federal property.
Federal Crime Attorney Serving Montecito, Isla Vista, UCSB, Goleta and Carpinteria
The federal criminal justice system is a completely different system with entirely different laws, courts and personnel. These crimes are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's office and the evidence is usually supplied by federal investigation units such as the FBI, DEA or the ATF. When punishment is imposed in federal court, it can range from probation and fines to years spent in federal prison.
The U.S. Attorney's office has career prosecutors that have advanced through the system and are some of the toughest in the nation. The penalties are usually more extensive than those you could expect in a conviction in state court. It is imperative that you seek legal representation from an experienced Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer from Lessem & Newstat if you are facing any federal crime charges.
Our legal team has extensive experience in federal court, and is very familiar with this system and how to navigate through it for the benefit of the accused client. We have over 50 years of collective experience in defending our clients who are charged with serious criminal offense, including those that have been filed in federal court. We are committed to pursuing the best possible outcome in your case, and we have the skills and experience you need if you are facing charges filed in federal court.
Contact a Santa Barbara federal crime attorney from our firm for the experienced representation you need in federal court.