If you live in San Diego and have been accused of a federal crime, or believe you may be under investigation for one, it is pertinent that you contact a top North County San Diego federal crimes lawyer as soon as possible. Federal crimes are handled in a vastly different manner than local criminal offenses and only a Vista criminal defense attorney experienced in handling these types of offenses will be able to properly defend you against any accusations you may face.
While most people know the federal government works on cases involving terrorism, treason, tax evasion and bank robberies, these are by no means the only crimes the government investigates and prosecutes. The federal government is involved with cases dealing with bribery, child pornography, drugs, fraud, immigration, mail theft, money laundering, and much, much more. In many cases, their investigations into one crime might help them uncover persons involved with an entirely different crime. For example, while looking into money laundering, the investigators may uncover a child pornography ring or a criminal drug syndicate and they will not hesitate to prosecute persons involved in crimes that are only minorly related to those they are investigating.
Federal investigators are particularly skilled and extremely thorough, which is why it is critical anyone facing these charges contact a Vista federal crimes lawyer immediately. Your federal defense attorney in North County, San Diego can ensure all searches and seizures are performed within the precise letter of the law and start performing an independent investigation of the situation to help build the strongest possible defense on your behalf.
It is important to realize that not all Vista criminal defense lawyers are experienced handling federal crimes. This specialized area of the law requires a specific knowledge of the way federal courts work and the possible sentencing for these crimes -including the fact that judges have much more leniency when it comes to sentencing guidelines for federal offenses. Many federal crimes carry severe minimum mandatory penalties of five to ten years in prison. There are ways out of the minimum mandatory prison terms, but only a North County San Diego federal criminal lawyer will know these tricks.
As a top Vista federal crimes lawyer, Peter M. Liss can help you if you have been charged with either a federal or state crime. Please call (760) 643-4050 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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