Federal Crimes

Kidnapping, Drug Crimes and Other Offenses

Federal crimes encompass violations of Title 18 of the United States Code. There are over 100 of these codes that one can be accused of violating and the penalties can be severe. Selling, transporting or possession of drugs, as well as manufacturing or importing them, can be classified as federal crimes. White collar crimes such as bankruptcy fraud, internet crimes, identity theft, money laundering or counterfeiting can also be Title 18 violations. Additionally, tax evasion or tax fraud as well as immigration violations fall under the category of federal crimes. If an offense is committed on federal property, it will also come under the classification of a federal offense.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, crimes against people can be prosecuted federally, including kidnapping, torture, murder and domestic violence.

While many state and federal crimes are similar, being prosecuted in federal court could lead to harsher sentences, larger fines and longer prison terms. If you have been questioned by a federal officer for suspicion of committing a federal crime, your first course of action should be to retain the services of a committed Tracy criminal defense attorney from Michael S. Martin, P.C.

Penalties for Federal Crimes

As with the state, there are different classes of felonies, misdemeanors and infractions which have specific penalties associated with them. Penalties range from a few days to life in prison and fines from $5,000 to $500,000 and probation may be imposed from 1 to 5 years. Federal punishments tend to be much more severe and last for longer periods.

As a former prosecutor, I am familiar with our justice system, both at a state and federal level. A thorough review of the entire circumstances of your case needs to be made so that a strategic criminal defense can be planned. Your case may be able to be moved to a state level as opposed to being heard in federal court but regardless my goal is to obtain the best outcome possible. This can be achieved by either having your case dismissed or the charges and resulting penalties greatly reduced.

Contact a Tracy federal crime lawyer for effective assistance in defending you against a federal charge and the resulting penalties.

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As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent you. While my office handles a variety of types of cases I have dedicated a majority of my practice to representation in criminal law, bankruptcy, and personal injury.