Federal Crimes

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A federal crime is a criminal offense that either violates a federal law or is committed on federal property. When compared with other crimes, federal crimes are much more severe, and entail harsher penalties and sentences. Unlike other types of crimes, which are tried at State court by state prosecutors, federal crimes will be handled at Federal court and will be prosecuted by federal prosecutors who are known for being particularly harsh.

At our Seattle firm, we provide representation to clients facing all types of federal charges:

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Identity Theft
  • Weapons Violations
  • Kidnapping
  • Mail Fraud
  • Defrauding the Government
  • Extortion (Blackmail of a Public Official)


When a federal crime is suspected, a thorough investigation will begin and may last for many months before a defendant even becomes aware of the fact that they are under investigation. Federal investigators work vigilantly to find evidence of criminal activity and will rarely take a case to court if they have not get gathered enough evidence of a federal crime. Sometimes federal investigators will take illegal measures in order to find evidence, and will obtain evidence without the proper warrants. If any of the evidence against you has been illegally obtained without a warrant, your Seattle criminal defense lawyer will find out.

Our attorneys know what signs to look out for and will work hard to prove this in court so that the evidence will have to be deemed inadmissible and will have to be thrown out, thereby ruining the prosecution’s case. When facing federal criminal charges, it is important to realize the severity of your situation so that is can be handled accordingly. If convicted of a federal offense, you could be sentenced to time in a federal prison, face heavy fines, not to mention permanently tarnishing your record. You will need the best representation you can find to effectively combat federal charges, and our Seattle lawyers will know exactly what to do for your case.

Contact a Seattle federal crime defense attorney today to discuss your federal charges!

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