Your Federal Crimes Attorney in San Diego
In the United States, a federal crime or federal offense is a crime that is either made illegal by U.S. federal law or a crime that occurs on U.S. federal property.
Federal offenses that the Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich APC can assist you with include:
- Drug Trafficking/Importation
- Money Laundering
- Criminal Enterprises
- Alien Smuggling
- Tax Evasion
- White Collar Crimes
Michael E. Cindrich can also assist you with federal forfeiture proceedings. Don’t let the feds take your money or property without a fight!
Important Differences between Federal and State Cases
Federal criminal law and procedure differ from the state court system. First, the prosecuting agency is the United States Attorney’s office, not a local District Attorney or state Attorney General. The agencies responsible for investigating these crimes include the DEA, FBI, IRS, CBP, Homeland Security, Secret Service, and others. Sentencing in federal court is governed by the federal sentencing guidelines, which establishes a point-based system to determine a defendant’s ultimate sentence. If the court determines that custody is appropriate, a defendant will be transferred to the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
In contrast to state criminal cases, most federal cases begin with a federal agent contacting the defendant to conduct a voluntary interview. Unfortunately, either through fear or ignorance, most defendants proceed to speak with the agent without consulting with an attorney. This is almost always a mistake. If you or someone you love has been approached by a federal agent, Contact Mr. Cindrich immediately for a CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at (619) 262-2500.
Federal Drug Trafficking
Drug trafficking is considered to be the sale, delivery, manufacture, or, possession of certain drugs over a specified quantity. Federal law provides for severe penalties for drug trafficking offenses. Minimum mandatories for drug offenses can range from 5 years to life in prison, depending upon the quantity and type of drug. Due to the severity of these charges and the draconian penalties they carry, it is extremely important to involve a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one is facing a federal charge in California, contact Michael E. Cindrich today for a FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at (619) 262-2500