Not all crimes carry the same degree of weight or potential impact on your life. While all criminal charges need to be taken seriously, federal charges can often be more adverse in terms of their perceived severity as well as in the penalties they carry. This is due to federal sentencing guidelines that apply in these cases, which can be strict and severe. Thus, the stakes may be higher in federal cases than those prosecuted at the state level.
Because of this, you need a defender who is licensed to practice in federal court and who has experience in preparing your case, defending it at the federal level, and who has the required determination and dedication needed to go up against aggressive federal prosecutors. At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, you can turn to a proven criminal defense lawyer who is well-equipped for the job. Our firm is backed by the experience and legal skills needed to help you fight for the optimal outcome against federal charges.
Your initial consultation with our Chicago federal crimes lawyer is free. Contact us online or by calling (312) 376-0020 to get started. We serve all of Cook County, the South Suburbs, and Maywood.
Federal Criminal Charges
Federal crimes are violations of federal laws or offenses committed on federal property. These crimes are often investigated by federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, the DEA, the Department of Justice, and more. These investigations can go on for months while the agency works aggressively to collect enough evidence to build a strong case against defendants. Then they are prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Investigations of these crimes may involve electronic surveillance, paid informants, tracking devices, and undercover agents working together to capture evidence. The methods used in these investigation may violate your legal rights which can lead to such evidence being thrown out.
Thousands of crimes can be committed at the federal level. These can include but are not limited to:
- Various types of fraud, such as credit card fraud, healthcare fraud, mortgage fraud, welfare fraud, Social Security fraud, and more
- Investment scams that cross state lines and involved multiple alleged victims, such as Ponzi schemes
- Human and sex trafficking
- Terrorist threats
- Public corruption
- Drug trafficking
- Child pornography possession and distribution
- Bank robbery
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- White collar crimes
Federal cases can be complex, lengthy, and demanding which means you will need an attorney who is skilled, committed, and up to the task. At the Law Offices of James F. DiQuattro, you can trust in the determination and legal competence we bring to all federal defense cases.
Don’t Delay in Seeking Our Help
If you or someone you know is facing a federal investigation or arrest, you need immediate representation from federal defense attorney. Our firm brings highly-qualified legal assistance and tenacity to the matter. You can learn more about how we can help in your free consultation.