About

ARDEN PARTNERS

This affiliate is comprised of an elite team of tax, civil and criminal defense attorneys along with sentencing mitigation specialists and paralegals.

Federal Defense

From financial crimes on Wall Street to smuggling out of the ports or airports to major drug offenses, there is a wide range of offenses that are prosecuted in the U.S. District Courts.

Federal rules of criminal procedure and process are different that those in state courts. It is important for your attorney to have experience in and an understanding of cases prosecuted in the federal criminal justice system.

Federal Defense Lawyers

The federal government has vast resources to prosecute you if you have been charged with a crime in U.S. District Court. It is critical that your attorney has the ability to counter them. Our attorneys have the experience to provide a full defense for people facing federal charges. They will conduct a thorough investigation of our own to determine your possible defense and any reasonable doubt in the case against you.

Types of Crimes in the U.S. Code

The U.S. Code contains many different crimes that a person may face charges for. Many have to do with allegations that cross state or international borders. This covers more than a person might think - for instance, an email containing child pornography sent by a person that goes through servers and systems in other states or, sometimes, other countries.

Criminal offenses in federal law include offenses related to:

  • Drugs
  • Financial Crimes
  • Child Pornography
  • Human Trafficking
  • Racketeering
  • Weapons
  • Illegal Reentry
  • Terrorism
  • Kidnapping
  • Obstruction of Justice

One of the most common charges is for Conspiracy. If you are accused of acting in concert with others to commit anything illegal under federal law, you may face charges of conspiracy, and face the same penalties as you would if charged with the underlying offense.

Federal Investigation Agencies

Some agencies are tasked with investigating certain types of offenses. Others have broader jurisdiction. Agencies include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Inspector General
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

The lead prosecutor in a federal prosecution is the United States Attorney. A person charged with a federal offense faces significant challenges. The U.S. government has effectively infinite resources to investigate and prosecute suspects. Many federal offenses carry mandatory minimum sentences, meaning the accused, if convicted, may face decades in prison.

However, there are often options available to the accused. The sooner a person facing charges contacts one of our skilled lawyers, the better the chances of a more positive resolution.