Federal Crime Attorney
How do federal criminal cases work?
Federal crimes are defined in U.S. statutes, and while many criminal offenses at the state level are fairly straightforward and easy to understand, federal criminal laws can often be found in lengthy, complex statutes filled with such highly technical language that scholars and experts often disagree over what kind of conduct is acceptable or prohibited under the law. Examples of federal criminal laws include:
- Racketeering/RICO Offenses
- Bribery and Corruption/Federal Corrupt Practices Act
- Corporate/Securities Fraud & White Collar Crime
Given their extensive resources, federal agencies often launch lengthy, extensive investigations before making any arrests. During this phase, you may become aware of an investigation, and you may be approached by federal agents for questioning, either as a witness, a person of interest, a suspect or target of the investigation. Seeking the advice and counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney at this stage can be extremely important. A lawyer such as Florida criminal defense attorney Lisabeth Fryer can intervene on your behalf with federal agents and learn about the government’s case.
Another important fact to keep in mind is that is actually a violation of federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1001 to be precise, to lie to a federal officer. Specifically, it is illegal to “knowingly and willfully” make “any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation” on “any matter within the jurisdiction of… the United States.” This is why it is vital to speak with an attorney before speaking with a federal agent. By contacting federal crime attorney Lisabeth J. Fryer, P.A. prior to making any statements to federal officers, we can help you position yourself in the best place in regard to any federal criminal investigation.
Call Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Lisabeth J. Fryer
For skilled, effective and energetic representation in any federal criminal law matter, contact the law office of Lisabeth J. Fryer, P.A. at 407-960-2671 for a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable and dedicated Florida State and federal criminal defense attorney.