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 & Tooson, LLP if you are facing any federal crime charges.