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Tampa Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Facing federal charges is likely the most daunting situation an individual can experience. With the vast resources available to federal investigators, the U.S. Attorney's office can afford to take its time gathering evidence and constructing its case. Often a U.S. Attorney is ready to go to court before an arrest is made. Don't imagine you can talk your way out of a federal indictment - you are not in a good position to do so if arrested. Don't talk to federal investigators at all without legal representation. If you or a loved one is connected with a federal investigation or has been arrested for a federal crime, act at once contact our firm. Listed below are some types of federal crimes that we frequently handle:

This is the intentional setting fire to public property. Many individuals are charged with arson in conjunction with attempting to conceal evidence or get insurance compensation.

Child Pornography
Child pornography offenses charged as federal crimes pose incredibly severe penalties, including lengthy terms of imprisonment and mandatory sex offender registration. Representation from an experienced federal crime attorney is essential.

To counterfeit is simply to imitate something, but imitating something that is patented or otherwise protected is a federal crime. Counterfeiting consumer goods can result in patent or trademark infringement. Counterfeiting money is actually the most commonly-committed counterfeiting crime.

Credit Card Fraud
This specific type of fraud deals with stealing actual credit cards or credit card information. By stealing someone’s credit card information, they may make fraudulent purchases or even completely steal a person’s identity. This can be accomplished by way of skimming, carding or phishing.

Conspiracy is a unique charge that makes any agreement between two persons to commit a criminal offense a crime in and of itself. Federal conspiracy charges can subject convicted individuals to severe penalties

Drug Offenses
Federal drug offenses will subject defendants to harsh criminal penalties and lengthy mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment. Individuals accused of federal drug crimes require aggressive representation.

This is the crime of withholding assets for the purpose of stealing them. This type of financial fraud is typically committed by those who have been entrusted with the finances of another.

This is a wide-ranging crime that involves deception for the purpose of financial gain. Not only is fraud a crime, but it is also a violation of civil law. Common federal fraud charges include mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax fraud, among others.

Identity Theft
This is the theft of personal information such as social security numbers, pin numbers and credit card numbers for the purpose of taking the finances of another person. By taking on another person’s information, a person is essentially stealing their identity.

This crime is defined as taking someone against their will. This is different than child abduction, as that crime is specifically against children. This is similar to the crime of false imprisonment.

Money Laundering
This is a crime of stealing money by attempting to conceal its source. These are often very sophisticated schemes.

Tax Fraud
Also known as tax evasion, tax fraud is considered a direct offense against the U.S. government and is therefore prosecuted as a federal crime. Examples of tax fraud include misrepresenting information and concealing income.

White Collar Crimes
These crimes are financially-motivated by nature. This is an umbrella term that encompasses crimes such as embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, fraud and more.

Federal Crime Lawyer in Tampa

Since federal investigators with agencies such as ATF, IRS, DEA or Secret Service are generally better trained, far more experienced and have far greater resources than their state and local counterparts a federal investigation may go on for years before a U.S. Attorney is ready to file charges. For this reason selecting a truly knowledgeable and experienced federal crime lawyer with a proven track record to represent you in federal court is vital. It takes a legal team which is prepared to swing into action to investigate the circumstances of your case.

From the time of arrest to the start of the trial is a much shorter period of time than with most state prosecutions. Acquire your defense team as it is necessary to procure and scrutinize all the evidence to identify any procedural flaws, weaknesses in informant information, interview witnesses, and other possible opportunities for the defense of your case. Since any private law firm is out-numbered when facing the federal government, experience and meticulous preparation is key in achieving a favorable result. Call Taracks Gomez & Rickman today to meet with a skilled criminal defense lawyer who is prepared to tackle your charges.

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3210 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
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Tampa, FL. 33619

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