Brooklyn Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
What is Considered a Federal Offense?
Have you learned of a federal criminal investigation against you? Have you been arrested or charged with a federal crime? The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C. will fight for your constitutional rights. The most important step you can take right now to protect your freedom, your future, and your reputation is to obtain aggressive and experienced legal counsel.
Because federal crimes are more complex, the laws, regulations, potential punishment, and even the way federal crimes are investigated and prosecuted are very different than state crimes. Often involving crimes that:
- cross state lines
- involve government agencies
- and higher amounts of money
Offenses that are charges on the federal level require a straightforward and aggressive approach tailored to the individual matter. A deep look into the evidence is necessary, as well as having representation from an attorney who has years of experience, and success, in federal litigation.
The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C. is ready to help. Call (718) 550-6773 for reliable 24/7 availability and prompt, honest communication.
Federal Charges in New York
Though many crimes are dealt with at the state level, there are various types of crimes that draw the federal government’s attention.
Attorney Mirvis has experience with numerous crimes tried at the federal level, including:
- Drug crimes, including possession of a large amount of illegal substances
- Fraud, including bank, wire, mail, healthcare, tax, and credit card fraud
- Medicare, Medicaid, and other government program fraud
- Cares Act PPP and EIDL fraud
- Criminal contempt
- Child pornography
- False statements to federal agents under 18 USC 1001
- Identity theft
- Counterfeiting and forgery
- Money laundering, embezzlement, and racketeering
- Hobbs Act offenses
- Harboring a fugitive
- Obstruction of justice
- Tax fraud
- RICO violations
- Unlawful employment of illegal aliens
- Computer and internet crimes, including phishing
What is The Difference Between State & Federal Crimes?
Several of the crimes mentioned above violate both state and federal laws and can be tried at either the state or the federal level. The charges will most likely be processed by the federal court system when the illegal activity takes place in multiple jurisdictions or on federal land. In addition, the federal government also handles cases when someone is arrested by federal law enforcement or when a case involves a large criminal enterprise.
There are also crimes that explicitly violate federal laws that have been established by U.S. Congress. These include crimes like tax evasion and immigration violations. Such offenses are always dealt with in federal court.
What is The First Step Act?
In a step toward correctional and sentencing reforms, President Trump signed the First Step Act (FSA) of 2018 (P.L. 115- 391) into law in 2018. Among other things, the Act is meant to reduce the population in federal prisons through recidivism reducing programs and activities. These programs, amended under 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b), provide eligible federal inmates up to 54 days of credit for every year of their imposed sentence to be put toward their pre-release custody.
Though the First Step Act makes those who have been convicted of certain crimes, including terrorism, human trafficking, espionage, certain sex and violent crimes, multiple firearm possession charges, and high-level drug crimes, ineligible, those convicted of such offense may earn other benefits for program completion.
To learn if you or a loved one are eligible under the First Step Act, and what options may be available, contact The Mirvis Law Firm, P.C.
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