The classification of state vs. federal crimes can be confusing. Generally, an individual may be charged with a federal offense if a federal law was broken, if the crime occurred on federal property, or if the crime figuratively crossed state lines.
At Glasgow & Olsson, our Chicago federal criminal defense attorneys have experience in state and federal criminal courts. We are prepared to handle your case involving any federal crime:
- Federal drug crimes
- Credit card theft and identity theft
- Weapons charges
- Bank fraud
- Wire fraud
- Computer crimes
Federal charges are generally more complex and assign harsher penalties than state crimes. Additionally, federal sentencing guidelines may apply, which call for mandatory minimum sentences for federal criminal charges. It is critical that your attorney has specific experience handling criminal charges. Not all attorneys do.
The Importance of Taking Prompt Legal Action
If you have learned that you are the subject of a federal criminal investigation, you should immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer. The government has virtually unlimited resources to investigate the alleged crime and make its case against you. You need solid, experienced, and aggressive legal advocates on your side.
If you have already been charged with a federal crime, do not wait another minute to contact a Chicago federal criminal defense attorney. The penalties for any federal crime are severe. The earlier you can get a lawyer working proactively on your behalf, the better. However, it is important to remember that there may be solid defense options available at any stage.
Contact a Schaumburg Fraud Defense Attorney
To learn about possible options that may apply in your case, schedule a free consultation with a Chicago federal criminal defense attorney. Contact us by calling (847) 577-8700.
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