We defend serious federal criminal charges
Federal crimes differ from other types of crimes because they are illegal under the federal laws of the United States, rather than state laws. Therefore, federal criminal charges are processed differently. If you have been arrested or charged with a federal crime, it is important that you obtain legal representation from an attorney experienced in this area of the law. Law Office of Thomas W. Mote II, PA has vast experience handling a variety of federal crime cases. As a federal crime attorney in Miami, Thomas Mote can offer you honest legal advice and aggressive defense.
Contact the online office or call (305) 374-6683 to discuss your situation with attorney Thomas Mote today.
What are the penalties for committing federal crimes?
There are many crimes that fall under the framework of federal crimes, including kidnapping, credit card fraud, identity theft, tax evasion, bank robbery, child pornography and certain types of drug crimes. In addition, you can also receive criminal charges for computer crimes, possession of weapons, forgery and other types of crimes.
As in other types of crimes, convictions for federal crimes involve expensive fines. Federal crimes are divided into different types and cases and the associated penalties vary according to these, as well as other important factors.
For example, mandatory minimum penalties for drug offenses are linked to the type of drug and the amount involved. In this way, the possession of more than 25 pounds and / or more than 300 marijuana seeds is a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 3 years, with a maximum of 30 years of imprisonment. Other drugs follow similar rules when specific amounts are reached in terms of quantity and may increase if there is a criminal record in the defendant’s file. You can receive more information about mandatory minimum sentences in drug cases by clicking here.
Similarly, convictions for drug trafficking go hand in hand with mandatory minimum sentences based on the type and amount of drug and whether it is the first accusation. You can receive more information by reviewing sentencing guidelines here.