Federal Crime Attorney in Dallas
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Federal crimes are offenses that are considered to be illegal according
to federal laws or that occur on federal property. When a federal offense
is committed, the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will most likely investigate the offense and the person committing
the offense. Frequently committed federal crimes include, but are not
limited to kidnapping, tax evasion, wire fraud, damaging federal property,
immigration offenses, hate crimes, terrorism,
drug crimes and
white collar crimes.
If you are currently facing the penalties of a federal criminal offense
in the state of Texas, then it is important to involve a lawyer who is
experienced in handling these types of cases. There are many differences between
state and federal crimes, and you need a Dallas criminal defense lawyer who understands the particular
rules, regulations and procedures involved with federal court cases and
investigations. In essence, you need the D'Amore Law Firm.
State vs. Federal Crimes
Whether a defendant faces state or federal charges will typically depend
on the nature of the offense committed and where it was committed. For
robbery is typically a
federal crime because it involves the
violent theft or attempted
theft of a federally insured bank.
DWI, on the other hand, is often a state crime. If a person is arrested for
DWI on federal property, however, he or she may face federal charges.
A defendant will typically face federal charges under the following circumstances:
- The offense was committed on federal property
- The offense was committed against the federal government or federal property
- The offense occurred across state lines or national borders
- A chain of offenses was committed in more than one state
At the D'Amore Law Firm, our criminal attorneys have the legal knowledge
and resources to handle virtually any case in the state or federal court
systems. Our law firm can assist you by reviewing the case from every
angle to determine the best possible approach. We understand how state
and federal charges work and can use this knowledge to your benefit.
Core Difference Between State & Federal Criminal Offenses
There are a number of significant differences between state and federal
criminal charges and court proceedings. Federal agencies such as the FBI
(Federal Bureau of Investigation),
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) typically have more resources and
manpower at their disposal to investigate federal crimes, and federal
prosecutors are often more experienced and aggressive than those at a
The increased resources and experience that a defendant will face on a
federal level make working with an aggressive and experienced attorney
all the more important. With nearly 20 years of experience as a former
prosecutor, Tom D'Amore understands both sides of the process. He
can provide you with hard-hitting criminal defense representation that
counters the efforts to put you behind bars that are made by law enforcement
officers, investigators and the prosecution.
Charges & Penalties
When it comes to federal crimes, the first thing people should know is
that these types of criminal offenses are more severe than state offenses.
Because of this, people who are convicted of federal crimes are often
subjected to harsher legal consequences than those who are charged with
state offenses. The other thing people need to be aware of is that federal
crimes are investigated by a number of federal agencies. Once federal
crime investigations are launched, the person suspected of committing
the crime will be the subject of a long, invasive investigation that will
not only invade his / her privacy, but could also compromise his / her
integrity with family, friends, colleagues and neighbors.
For this reason, people who are charged with federal crimes should always
consult with a knowledgeable
criminal defense lawyer who can protect their privacy and best interests. A mistake that
many people make after they have been charged with a federal offense is
obtaining the services of an attorney that is not qualified to handle
federal criminal cases. Federal crimes are extremely complex and are ruled
by different laws and a different type of legal process. Additionally,
the prosecutors that handle federal cases are usually extremely skilled
and eager for convictions. Therefore, it is in your best interest to
contact a Dallas criminal defense attorney from our office as soon as possible.