Facing federal criminal charges is a frightening and stressful situation. These crimes are prosecuted and punished aggressively, so it is crucial to have diligent and capable legal representation on your side. If you have been charged with a federal offense, it is best to consult a Costa Mesa federal criminal lawyer immediately.

Our highly-regarded criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry have over 40 years of combined experience defending those facing federal charges. We have a proven track record due to our thorough and aggressive approach to our cases. Our legal team has the skills, experience, and resources necessary to fight effectively on your behalf to get you the best possible resolution, given your situation.

Types of Federal Crimes

A federal crime is an act that is made illegal by U.S. Federal legislation. They are considered a crime against society and are prosecuted aggressively by skilled prosecutors. These charges are prosecuted under federal law rather than state law, under which most crimes are prosecuted. Some common federal offenses include:

  • Bank robbery
  • Drug trafficking
  • Money laundering
  • Mail fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Child pornography
  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft

Fraud cases are the most pursued by the Federal government because of the substantial monetary interest Federal agencies have in prosecuting money-related offenses. Federal fraud crimes include bank fraud, wire fraud, and tax fraud. These cases are more complex than others because they typically involve multiple parties and numerous financial transactions. They require a federal defense attorney in Costa Mesa with the skills and resources to investigate and defend the charges against you effectively.

Legal Defenses for Federal Crimes

The defense strategies pursued in federal cases vary considerably. The most appropriate defense ultimately depends on the nature and specifics of the alleged crime. Several effective defenses may be pursued, including:

  • Lack of intent
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Self-defense
  • Entrapment
  • Duress
  • Mistake of fact

Our skilled lawyers in Costa Mesa could carefully research and analyze the circumstances of your federal case to determine what defense strategy may be most effective.

Speak with a Top Costa Mesa Federal Criminal Attorney

If you face these types of charges, hiring an experienced Costa Mesa federal criminal lawyer is essential to your defense. Our team of investigators could perform an in-depth investigation into the alleged charges to obtain evidence supporting your defense. We could present supporting evidence to federal prosecutors and skillfully negotiate on your behalf. Unlike many attorneys, we prepare every case as if it were going to trial and never shy away from aggressively defending you in court.

Our team at the Law Office of Scott D. Henry has a proven track record of success because we have the skills and diligence necessary to defend you against aggressive prosecutors. We are dedicated to fighting tirelessly to get you the result you need. Contact our office today for a free consultation. One of our highly regarded defense attorneys could review your case, explain your rights and legal options, and determine what steps to take to a positive resolution.

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