Being investigated for a federal offense is a serious situation. The stakes are much higher when facing these charges, so it is essential to consult with our leading Westminster federal criminal lawyers immediately.

The Federal government has skilled prosecutors and endless resources to pursue cases zealously. As such, it is crucial to have a legal team with great experience and the resources necessary to properly defend you against these serious charges. Our legal team at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry have over 40 years of federal defense experience accompanied by a proven track record of success. Our years of work have provided us with in-depth knowledge of how federal cases are investigated and prosecuted. This knowledge allows us to build solid, persuasive arguments and negotiate effectively on your behalf.

What is a Federal Crime?

In the United States, there are three levels of law: local, state, and federal. Most crimes are charged at the state level, but more serious offenses are often charged at the federal level.

Federal offenses are considered crimes against society. Allegations are investigated by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency.) These crimes violate federal criminal law as opposed to state law and carry serious, life-changing consequences. There are over 100 offenses that are considered federal crimes. Some include embezzlement, money laundering, bank robbery, internet child pornography, money laundering, and drug trafficking. A skilled lawyer in Westminster could help someone fight the federal crime allegations against them. 

Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement occurs when an individual misappropriates money or property that was entrusted to them for financial gain. The perpetrator has permission from the owner to handle the money or property but then unlawfully takes possession of it. An example of embezzlement is an employee taking money from a cash register for personal use.

Embezzlement becomes a federal crime when it involves the agencies of the United States government. These cases are taken seriously by prosecutors and carry penalties ranging from six months in jail to thirty years in federal prison.

Defenses for Federal Crimes

Federal cases need to be aggressively defended by skilled legal counsel. Building a solid, persuasive defense strategy is essential. Some common defenses include entrapment, mistaken identity, false accusation, self-defense, a lack of intent, and insufficient evidence. Our seasoned attorneys in Westminster could perform an in-depth investigation and careful analysis of evidence to determine a federal crime defense strategy that is effective and case-specific.

Contact a Top Westminster Federal Criminal Attorney

Our Westminster federal criminal lawyers at The Law Office of Scott D. Henry understand all that is at stake for you and your family. Our top priority is to protect your rights while working hard to help you receive a positive outcome to your case.

Our attorneys have decades of experience defending those charged with a federal crime. We take a skilled and aggressive approach to these cases and have obtained unprecedented results. We are dedicated to providing you with superior legal representation while also supporting you throughout the entire criminal process. Contact our office today for a free consultation. Our attorneys could discuss your case, explain the federal criminal process, and determine a course of action to get you a positive outcome.

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