Marietta Federal Defense Lawyer
Understanding Federal Offenses & Your Rights
Most common crimes, such as
assault, are violations of the Criminal Code of Georgia. Investigations and arrests
are conducted by local law enforcement such as the Marietta Police, the
Cobb County Sherriff's Office or the Georgia State Patrol, and cases
are referred to the Cobb County District Attorney for prosecution. A conviction
may result in the defendant being sentenced to serve time in a county
jail or state prison. Under certain circumstances, however, the case may
fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, with Department
of Justice agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug
Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives or the U.S. Marshals Service.
Attorneys Build Federal Crime Defense Strategies
Federal law crimes include offenses which occur on federal property, as
well as criminal activity including
white collar crimes such as mail fraud and identity theft which involves activity across state
lines. You can also be convicted of a federal crime for violating a statute
under Title 18 of the United States Code, which consists of 403 chapters
covering offenses ranging from bribery and child support to espionage,
weapon offenses, child pornography, racketeering and terrorism. It is additionally possible
to face prosecution for violation of a federal rule or regulation, of
which there are an astonishing number-the American Bar Association estimated
several years ago that there were more than 3,000 separate federal crimes,
and the number is continually growing.
Let a Former Prosecutor Defend You on Federal Charges
You can with a Marietta criminal defense attorney at Henrickson & Sereebutra,
LLC for help when you are under investigation or have been charged with
violating a federal law. The team at the firm has more than 40 years of
combined experience, and consists of former prosecutors who know how to
effectively defend your rights and can represent you on any type of charge.
According to statistics from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the largest
number of federal arrests are for immigration offenses, while
drug crimes including
trafficking are a close second, accounting for nearly three times as many as any other
offense. Fraud, weapons crimes and pornography related crimes are the
next most common type of case.
Whatever the circumstances of your case, do not hesitate to
contact a Marietta criminal defense attorney at the firm for a
FREE confidential consultation.