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Being found guilty of a federal offense can have serious repercussions on your life. Not only could it result in serving prison time and paying steep fines, but even after you have completed your sentence, you could find it challenging to readjust to society. Having a conviction on your record could affect hiring and housing decisions and disqualify you from receiving government benefits. With so much at stake, if you’re facing criminal charges, it’s best not to go it alone. The prosecution will use the resources available to them to paint you as a criminal and attempt to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the alleged offense.
At The Law Office of Jason Knight, our attorney has more than 15 years of experience and knows how to thoroughly research and effectively prepare for cases. We have obtained case dismissals and reductions of charges for past clients and will work hard toward a favorable result in your case. When you retain our services, we will leverage our knowledge and skills to build a solid legal strategy on your behalf and fight charges. Being unfamiliar with the criminal justice system and facing an unknown outcome can be stressful, and you may have questions about what to expect. Our lawyer provides help over the phone and via email, and is willing to travel to the Boston area to provide sound legal guidance.
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What’s the Difference Between State and Federal Crimes?
In the U.S., each state, including Massachusetts, has its own set of laws that define criminal behavior. However, there are also federal laws that every person must abide by. Some actions are prohibited by either state or federal statutes, while others are regulated by both.
State crimes are those that fall under the jurisdiction of the specific state they were committed in. They are enforced by state, county, or city law enforcement agencies and handled by state courts.
Federal crimes are those that violate U.S. government laws, cross state lines, or occur on government property. Depending on the circumstances, they can be investigated by several different agencies, including the DEA, FBI, IRS, or Secret Service. Typically, the agency will conduct a thorough examination of the circumstances before arresting a suspect, which means they may have quite a bit of evidence to build a solid case against the individual. Federal crimes are handled in federal courts and tried by U.S. Attorneys.
If you’ve been notified that you are being charged with a federal crime, reach out to our lawyer as soon as possible. Acting quickly is crucial, as it is necessary to thoroughly examine the facts of your case and build an aggressive defense.
Our attorney can provide effective counsel in Boston for a variety of federal charges, including:
- Child pornography
- Conspiracy or public corruption
- Counterfeiting and forgery
- Drug Distribution
- Insurance fraud
- Money laundering
What Are the Penalties for a Federal Crimes Conviction?
Federal crimes are harshly punished and could result in lengthy prison sentences and steep fines. The amount of time you could spend behind bars or be required to pay depends on the type of offense you were convicted of and the specifics of your situation, such as having a previous conviction on your criminal record. For instance, coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct results in a prison term of up to 30 years. A conviction for conspiring to commit a federal offense carries with it an incarceration sentence of up to 5 years.
Fighting to Protect Your Rights and Freedom
At The Law Office of Jason Knight, we know how to investigate a variety of federal crimes and identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. We will be committed to providing fierce representation every step of the way.
Speak with us by calling (401) 354-2255 or requesting a free consultation online.