What do Federal Laws Deal With? How Can You Be Charged?
by RICO Lawyer Joe Bodiford
With years of experience as a Tallahassee criminal attorney and Florida appeals lawyer, Joe Bodiford began representing his clients in federal court with great success. He has the experience, aggressiveness, and resources to put forth a strong defense for you.
Federal criminal laws deal with:
Receipt of federal benefits
Federally guaranteed civil rights
Crimes involving interstate commerce (transporting goods or individuals across state lines)
Medicare, medicaid, student loans, mortgages, and the United States Postal Service
For example, it’s a federal crime to rob a U.S. Post Office or to assault a federal employee.
ADDITIONALLY, Federal Agencies such as the D.E.A. and F.B.I. can often bring charges against groups of individuals for Drug Crimes or White Collar Crimes such as money laundering.
If you have been contacted by a Federal Agency, seek legal counsel experienced in federal cases immediately. Federal Agents are experienced in getting information; they are not concerned with your freedom, or innocence. They are trained to seek out any shred of information that could contribute to guilt, or involvement. You need the same kind of support on your side when you hire a RICO attorney.
The U.S. Code for Federal Crimes (Title 18) contains its own processes. It's important to have legal representation that is experienced and knowledgeable in this environment. Some of the specific areas a federal criminal defense attorney must be experienced in are: