Federal Crime Charges in Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills Criminal Lawyer Defending Federal Offense Charges
When a crime is committed against federal law or on federal property, it is a federal offense and is punishable by the federal government versus the state government. Some of the more common federal offenses include, but are not limited to, the following:
These and other federal crimes are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Crimes against the federal government are more serious than those committed against state legislation, therefore resulting in harsher consequences.
Penalties for Federal Crimes
There are over 43 offense levels for federal crimes. To learn more about these levels, refer to chapter two of the United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines or speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. Depending on the offense level, as well as the number of offenses, a convicted person could serve a minimum of six months in prison, or be faced with a life sentence. There are also fines for federal offenses, ranging from $100 to $250,000.
It should also be noted that all federal crimes are considered to be felonies. As such, each federal offense is considered to be a strike on a person’s record under the California Three Strikes Law. If they receive two such strikes, any subsequent conviction will land them a life sentence in prison. So, if you are facing charges of a federal crime, don’t underestimate the seriousness of your situation. The sooner you hire a competent defense lawyer, the better.
Why hire a Beverly Hills federal defense lawyer?
At the Law Office of Peter Berlin, we have over 15 years of experience fighting charges of federal crimes. By entrusting your case to us, you could have peace of mind knowing that your case will be studied in detail and defended from all sides. Also, our mission is to stay in constant communication with our clients so that they are never uncertain as to what is being done to defend them. Our offices are available 24/7 to take your call, and your initial case evaluation is free, so call our firm today.
Contact a Beverly Hills federal crime attorney from the Law Office of Peter Berlin. We would love to let you know how we could fight for your freedom and prevent you from paying the penalties for false charges of a federal crime.