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 California’s state court system. First, the U.S. Attorney (not the State Attorney) prosecutes federal crimes. These crimes are investigated by any of the federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), the Secret Service, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, and others. Additionally, if convicted, a defendant will be sentenced pursuant to the federal sentencing guidelines and put in the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (not the state Department of Corrections).
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