Are You Under Investigation For A Federal Crime?
Being the target of a federal investigation is a serious matter that jeopardizes your career and your future, not to mention your freedom. You may know in advance that you are under investigation, or you may not know until you are arrested. No matter the stage of your case, criminal defense attorney Clarissa Fernandez Pratt can help. With over a decade of trial court experience, including in federal court, she knows how to manage complex criminal cases with high stakes.
Understanding Federal Charges
Federal crimes may either violate a specific federal law or involve an activity that crosses state borders. Federal law enforcement from different agencies or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigate these offenses. Sometimes federal offenses overlap with Texas statutes, like in drug cases, and the two government entities will decide which one will pursue the charges. In some cases, both can bring their own charges. The federal government will often choose to pursue cases that include high-level offenses, large organizations or actions that cross state lines.
Common Federal Offenses
The list of federal crimes is long and complicated. Some of the more common federal charges that Clarissa Fernandez Pratt, Attorney at Law, represents include:
- Drug trafficking and manufacturing
- Gun crimes, such as a felon in possession of a firearm or gun trafficking
- Computer and cyber offenses, including website fraud, hacking, phishing and internet crimes
You may discover that a federal agency has you under investigation or has convened a grand jury to determine whether to indict you. Contact a lawyer right away in these situations. Clarissa can help you navigate these early stages of your case and may even be able to prevent an arrest from happening. Just because you have not been formally charged does not mean you should talk to law enforcement alone.
Contact Clarissa Today
Federal charges are often serious and require prompt action. Call Clarissa’s San Antonio office at 210-920-2535 or reach out online to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español.