Being charged with any crime is a cause for worry about your future, and being investigated by a federal agency and facing an accusation of a federal offense is especially traumatic. When you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you probably have many questions about the procedure the government will follow and who will defend you. It is vital to get into touch with an experienced federal crime defense attorney in Las Vegas, NV if you or a loved one have been charged with such a crime in this area.
Most crimes committed in Nevada are prosecuted under state law in a Nevada state court. Criminal cases involving only federal laws, however, must usually be tried only in federal court by an assistant US Attorney. Some crimes can be prosecuted in either a state or federal court.
With ever increasing amounts of federal legislation being passed, the federal criminal justice system has affected several hundred thousand Americans who have been charged and convicted under federal criminal laws.
Some of the new federal laws make conviction easier than it once was, and for some federal crimes, prosecutors don’t have to prove that there was any criminal intent. This underlines the need for aggressive defense by an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in federal law cases.
Hire a Defense Attorney with Federal Experience
Not all criminal defense lawyers practice in federal courts, so you will need to find a lawyer who does. There are many differences in the handling of a federal case that your lawyer must be familiar with to launch an effective defense. If you’re facing federal charges in Nevada, Las Vegas attorney Benjamin Nadig has many years of experience successfully defending his clients in the federal criminal court system.
These are examples of federal offenses:
- Robbing a bank whose deposits are insured by a federal agency
- Trafficking in illegal drugs across international borders or state lines
- Human trafficking
- Mail fraud
- Securities fraud
- Any crimes committed on federal property or Indian reservations
- Tax evasion
- Possession of weapons banned by the National Firearms Act
- Aircraft hijacking
- Art theft (from a museum)
- Damaging public mailboxes
- Immigration offenses
- Assassination of the president or vice president
Investigation of Federal Crimes
Federal government has created a plethora of agencies that are authorized to investigate federal offenses, for example the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms), DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), IRS (Internal Revenue Service), and the Secret Service. In a few cases, federal agents and state law enforcement will cooperate on a matter.
Prosecution of Federal Crimes
Federal crimes are usually prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the area where the crime occurred. In some matters, a United States Department of Justice prosecutor or an attorney with some federal agency with a specific interest in the particular crime will participate in a federal prosecution.
Experienced Federal Crime Defense Lawyers
If you are facing an allegation of a federal crime and don’t know where to turn, you’ve come to the right place. Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Benjamin Nadig is a well-seasoned criminal defense attorney who is wholeheartedly committed to defending the rights of the accused, and who has a long track record of successfully defending his clients against the most serious federal charges.
At the first hint that you are under investigation by a federal agency, give Ben a call and get him involved at the very start. Do not speak to federal agents or other authorities until you have obtained counsel. The sooner you bring Ben on board, the sooner he can start his investigation to determine the best defense options for you. Ben is available around the clock and will step in to ensure that your rights are being upheld any hour of the day or night, so call now, without delay.