Leveling the Playing Field in Federal Cases
Being accused of a federal crime could be a frightening and stressful experience. These types of offenses are investigated by various agencies that have a range of resources, and they are harshly prosecuted. The penalties for a conviction are much harsher than those for a state crime, often resulting in years in federal prison and thousands of dollars in fines.
Because the consequences are so significant for a federal offense, it is vital to retain the services of a practiced Bend, OR attorney who can fight just as hard as, if not harder than, the prosecutor. At Hughes Law, our lawyer has extensive experience defending against various criminal allegations, and we are ready to put our knowledge, skill, and resources to work for you. Understanding that a federal charge stems from a lengthy investigation, we will get started on your case right away to begin building a defense and challenge accusations.
Schedule a consultation appointment today by calling us at (541) 667-9567.
What Is a Federal Crime?
A federal offense is one that:
- Violates U.S. laws;
- Crosses state lines; or
- Is committed on government property, such as a bank, courthouse, and national park, among others
These offenses are investigated by government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Secret Service. Before bringing charges for federal offenses, agents will conduct a thorough review, which could take months to years. If you are being investigated for this type of crime, you might not know it until law enforcement comes knocking at your door.
Once you receive notice of a federal charge, contact our firm immediately. We will discuss the case with you to understand your side of the story, conduct an in-depth analysis of the situation, and speak with experts to craft a compelling and tailored legal strategy.
What Types of Federal Crimes Are There?
Many different types of federal offenses exist.
These include, but are not limited to:
- Bank Fraud
- Drug Trafficking
- Money laundering
The penalties for a federal crime conviction vary depending on the type of offense allegedly committed. For example, being found guilty of money laundering could result in up to 20 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines. A kidnapping conviction carries a penalty of up to life imprisonment.
Get the Legal Help You Need From Hughes Law
The effects of a federal conviction can drastically alter the course of your life. Even after you served your time, you could face collateral consequences such as losing voting or gun rights, having trouble getting a job, being denied for government benefits, and suffering a tarnished reputation. Having a hard-hitting Bend, OR attorney on your side could make a considerable difference in the outcome of your case, minimizing the impacts of a conviction. Our lawyer is ready to provide tenacious representation and protect your rights and freedoms.
To get started, call us at (541) 667-9567 or contact us online.