Facing federal charges is an extremely serious matter. Federal sentencing guidelines carry significantly harsher penalties than those at the state level, putting your entire future at stake. Choosing legal representation to defend you in this matter may be the most important decision of your life. Contact a reputable and experienced Murrieta federal criminal lawyer right away if you are under investigation or charged with a federal offense.

Our criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott D. Henry have the unique skill set needed to defend those against these charges effectively. We are committed to providing aggressive legal representation and doing everything within our power to obtain a positive outcome. 

Commonly Charged Federal Crimes

Our nationally recognized federal defense attorneys in Murrieta have extensive experience defending all types of criminal charges. Some federal offenses cases our team has handled include:

  • Identity theft
  • Federal drug charges
  • Tax fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Medicaid and Medicare fraud
  • Social Security fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Drug trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • Human trafficking
  • Internet crimes

Federal Internet Crimes

The internet has made certain crimes possible where they were not before. Internet crimes are offenses that involve the internet in some way. These include identity theft, extortion, child pornography, credit card fraud, email fraud, and cyberespionage. Because these internet offenses typically occur over state lines, they are considered a federal offense. These serious crimes carry penalties of up to 20 years in state prison, property seizure, victim restitution, and hefty fines. 

What is Human Trafficking?

Most federal human trafficking cases involve a situation where individuals from a foreign country are recruited to enter the U.S. on the promise of obtaining employment. Once these individuals are in the U.S., they are forced to work to pay for the costs of their transportation here. The amount they are given is so low that they are often never free of the debt and are forced to work for the human traffickers indefinitely.

A common form of human trafficking is sex trafficking. This occurs when the individuals are forced to engage in sexual acts to pay the alleged debt. The penalties for federal human trafficking convictions depend on the nature and severity of the crime, but convictions can carry anywhere from seven years to life in federal prison. Our Murrieta attorneys have experience with these types of federal crimes and could negotiate on your behalf if you are facing these allegations.

Legal Defenses for Federal Offenses

Federal cases must be zealously defended. An effective defense strategy is essential in obtaining a favorable outcome. Several arguments may be used by our skilled federal criminal attorneys in Murrieta, including:

  • Lack of intent
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Self-defense or the defense of others
  • Mistaken identity
  • Entrapment by police
  • False accusation
  • Vindictive and selective prosecution
  • Intoxication
  • Insanity

Speak with an Experienced Murrieta Federal Criminal Attorney

Due to the complexity and severity of federal criminal investigations, it is essential to have capable legal representation to fight aggressively to protect your rights. Our Murrieta federal criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott D. Henry have the experience and resources necessary to defend you effectively. With over 40 years of combined experience, we know precisely how to create an effective defense strategy to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Contact our offices today for a free case analysis. One of our top-rated Federal defense attorneys could review the facts of your case and determine a course of action to help you get the resolution you need.

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