Criminal acts can be crimes under state law, federal law, or both. Being investigated for a federal crime is an extremely serious matter, with your freedom and future on the line.
These cases must be defended vigorously and immediately, as the federal government has vast and immense resources to investigate you and take action against you.
As we have seen time after time, a federal conviction may result in a lengthy jail sentence with mandatory minimum penalties, large monetary fines and penalties, and possible asset forfeiture. Federal homicide charges may also be subject to the death penalty, although death sentences are imposed by state governments. There are currently 62 offenders on federal death row (62 male, 1 female).
What is a Federal Crime?
Federal crimes extend beyond aircraft hijacking and bank robberies, as any crime that crosses state lines or involves a federal agency or the internet may be prosecuted under federal criminal law. Brooklyn federal crimes attorney Arkady Bukh has been defending all types of federal crimes in Brooklyn since 2006, including:
- Drug trafficking
- Mail fraud
- Tax evasion
- Credit card fraud
- Immigration offenses
- Bank robbery
- Firearms violations
- National security crimes
- Child pornography.
Organized Crimes / RICO Crimes
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) allows all individuals involved in a corrupt organization to be prosecuted, and allowed for enhanced sentences. While the RICO Act was originally enacted to take on the mafia, it has since been used to prosecute those involved in street gangs, corrupt police departments, drug cartels, and mortgage fraud and real estate fraud rings.
Specifically, there are 35 offense that constitute racketeering under the Federal criminal code (Title 18), which include murder, drug dealing, kidnapping, bribery, arson If you have been charged with a crime under the federal RICO act, you should know that the criminal RICO Statute provides for a prison team of 20 years. Many states, including New York, have also enacted racketeering laws, criminalizing “enterprise corruption”.
Defenses to Federal Crime Charges
Whether you are facing a RICO or other federal charge, you are facing a serious and intimidating situation. A skilled federal crime defense lawyer can help you develop a defense strategy for your case, such as:
- Factual innocence
- Illegal police procedure
- Lack of knowledge of illegal activity
- Mistaken identity / someone pointing finger at you to cover-up their own criminal liability.
- Insufficient evidence.
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The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you protect your rights and level the playing field in your case. Whether charges are imminent or you have already been charged, the actions you take today can have a serious impact on your future.
At Bukh Law, we know how stressful these situations can be for our clients and are committed to treating our clients like family and doing everything we can to improve their situation and negotiate lesser charges and penalties whenever possible. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call and begin building our strategic defense. Call us today at 917-730-9515.