Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Charged with a federal crime?
If you or someone you know is under investigation or facing charges involving any type of Federal crime, be sure you consult with an attorney who is experienced in dealing with the Federal criminal system. The procedures, laws and penalties are vastly different in the Federal court than in state cases. Federal crimes are prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office in the United States District Court and are subject to Federal Law as opposed to state law. Your attorney must be experienced and skilled in this field of law to make the difference in the outcome of your case.
Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein is experienced in defending cases in the Federal system. Federal prosecutors will often pursue maximum sentences and have extensive resources to investigate your case and present overwhelming evidence against you at trial. Some Federal agencies which may become involved in a Federal crime case include: the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), Secret Service, IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission.
When facing charges involving a Federal crime, it is important to work with an attorney who is experienced and skilled in defending cases in Federal Court. Sentencing in Federal cases is based on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Although the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are now advisory, rather than mandatory, Federal Judges still have less discretion in determining an appropriate sentence because of these guidelines. In Federal court, there is much less ability to plea bargain. Your attorney must have the experience and knowledge to know how to present your case so that it may fall outside the Sentencing guidelines which will allow for a more favorable sentence.
Los Angeles Defense Attorney Robert Bernstein has the knowledge and the experience to represent clients in Federal Court and his understanding of the Federal Court system allows him to achieve excellent results for many of his clients. His knowledge of the Federal system and his ability to advocate for his clients gives Attorney Bernstein an edge over even Federal prosecuting attorneys.
Types of Federal Crimes
At the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein, we handle many types of Federal crimes, including, but not limited to:
When a crime in involves interstate activity, involves a federally insured bank or business, occurs on Federal property or the direct violation of Federal statutes, it is designated a Federal crime and will involve Federal agencies, investigators and prosecutors. Penalties for these offenses may include heavy fines, prison, probation, restitution and much more.