Federal Crime Defense Lawyer in Tustin
Former Prosecutors Representing Defendants in Orange County, Rancho Cucamonga, and Southern California
If you are accused of a federal crime, it is important to have a skilled federal criminal defense lawyer on your side, not just someone who has extensive experience in local and state courts, but who has a significant track record in federal courts as well. At Law Offices of Visco & Selyem, our former prosecutors have made a name for themselves as defense lawyers in both state and federal courts. With our decades of experience and invaluable experience into how the prosecution operates, we can help you understand the charges against you, build a defense strategy, and effectively negotiate with prosecutors.
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Fighting Federal Charges & Their Significant Penalties
The penalties for a federal crime conviction can vary greatly, but these offenses are typically more serious than state crimes and can carry harsher penalties. Federal misdemeanors can involve fines of up to $5,000 or $100,000, for instance, while carrying possible sentences of up to 30 days to 1 year in federal prison. Federal felonies can range from fines of $5,000 to $250,000, and federal prison sentences of up to 5 years to life.
The defense attorneys at our firm have experience defending clients against a wide range of federal charges. We understand the complex nature of this area of law, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible representation.
Some of the federal charges we defend clients against include:
A Note on Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Since 1987, federal sentencing guidelines were established that codified harsh prison sentences. While they're meant to be guidelines that a federal judge can deviate from, a judge can only decide to soften a sentence if they can cite a clear reason why the law would allow them to do so. Not only are federal sentences generally much harsher than any sentence California law would mete out for the same crime, but not every defense lawyer has experience in federal court. The procedures, statutes, and sentencing are all different from a typical criminal lawyer's bread and butter. If you're being investigated for a federal crime, you need a federal defense lawyer who has extensive experience in federal court, and who ideally can prevent formal charges from ever being filed.
Don't Wait to Hire a Federal Defense Attorney
It is in your best interests to lawyer up before formal charges are even filed. From the first time federal law enforcement contacts you, whether they're FBI, ICE, DEA, or any other federal agent, you should find a defense lawyer right away. If you get the right defense lawyer on your side quickly enough, you may be able to avoid having a federal investigation turn into federal charges in the first place.
From the investigation process and initial hearings to pursuing a prevention or acquittal of charges, Law Offices of Visco & Selyem knows how to secure legal victories in even the toughest cases. Our defense lawyers are former prosecutors who have successfully defended thousands of clients, and one of our attorneys is even a Certified Criminal Law Specialist certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. We can provide the trial-tested representation you need in any California federal court.