St. Louis Federal Crime Attorney
Seasoned Defense Counsel for All Federal Offenses
Allegations of a federal offense have the potential to change your life
forever, resulting in a loss of freedom and many rights. Challenging federal
charges may seem a daunting task, particularly when you consider the resources
and clout of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement
Agency (DEA) and other federal agencies, not to mention the experience
and manpower at the fingertips of federal prosecutors. The St. Louis federal
crime attorneys at The Hammer Law Firm, LLC recognize the serious nature
of these charges and proceedings and utilize our own resources and experience
to protect defendants' rights inside and outside of the federal courtroom.
Discover how we can help you by calling our offices or reading on to learn
more about federal crimes.
You can learn more about specific federal crimes and the steps our legal
team can take to challenge these offenses by reviewing the following subjects:
This federal crime involves defrauding a financial institution. A person
may face bank fraud charges for defrauding or attempting to defraud a
bank or other similar institution, even if the scheme is unsuccessful.
Devising the scheme and taking a step toward its completion may be sufficient
for bank fraud charges.
An extremely serious offense due to the fact that it is a sex crime that
can be charged on a federal level, child pornography involves the possession,
creation, distribution or sale of pornographic material depicting minors.
In addition to facing imprisonment and fines, a defendant convicted of
this type of offense may face lifetime sex offender registration.
Manufacturing, selling, possessing for sale or distributing controlled
substances may fall under the category of drug trafficking. When state
lines or national borders are crossed, or a substantial amount of drugs
are involved, federal agencies are likely to investigate and prosecute
Taking and holding another person against his or her will is the basic
definition of kidnapping, and if state lines or national borders are crossed
or the victim is a government official, the FBI or other federal agencies
may become involved. Depending on the case, a defendant may face life
in prison for kidnapping.
Covered under the Racketeer-Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO
Act), these offenses involve organized crime and businesses that operate
based on illegal activity. RICO and racketeering charges may be filed
against members of alleged criminal organizations for crimes committed
in connection with their operations, even if they did not carry out these
Tax fraud, or tax evasion, is a federal crime that involves avoiding or
attempting to avoid the full payment of taxes to the federal government.
Misstating income, hiding assets, claiming false deductions and failing
to file tax returns are examples of acts that may be considered tax fraud.
Committing or attempting to commit an act of fraud using the internet,
radio or television may be considered wire fraud, one of the most serious
federal crimes. If a financial institution is affected or targeted, a
defendant may face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.
Our Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Make the Difference
The seriousness and life-altering repercussions at stake in federal crime
cases elevate the need for legal representation. If you or your loved
one currently stands accused of any federal crime, you need to be confident
when choosing the attorneys who you want to fight by your side. Fortunately,
our St. Louis federal criminal defense lawyers have years of experience
handling a variety of crimes in the federal court system, including federal
sex crimes, and have amassed a considerable amount of skill and knowledge on how
these cases are handled.
When integrated with our decades of criminal law experience and time spent
as former prosecutors, our familiarity with the federal criminal justice
system allows our legal team to set our clients at ease and guide them
through the process using a step-by-step approach. We know the tactics
employed by federal prosecutors and agencies and we have the skills to
negate their case in your favor. We take pride in the fact that we have
spent a considerable amount of time in federal court and we believe that
our services can benefit clients facing any type of federal charge.
Schedule a Free Consultation to Learn About Your Defense Options
It is understandable for anyone facing a criminal allegation to feel overwhelmed
and intimidated. During such chaotic and uncertain times, having bold
and unwavering advocates by your side is simply invaluable. We have successfully
proven ourselves in the federal legal arena, and we maintain the confidence
that all Missouri residents facing these allegations can depend on in
their time of need.
We invite all residents Nationwide, who may be facing a federal charge,
or their loved ones, to schedule a
free case evaluation with a member of our legal team. Allow our lawyers to answer your questions,
address your concerns, and inform you of the ways in which we can fight
for the best possible terms. Trust your case to proven federal crime attorneys.
Contact The Hammer Law Firm, LLC today.