Federal Crimes Differ From State Crimes

Federal and state criminal cases differ considerably in regard to law, courtroom processes, and sentencing rules. Federal cases in San Diego are typically tried as felonies and are tried at the local U.S. district court. There are also often preliminary grand jury proceedings to these cases.

Due to the many important differences between federal and state criminal cases, it is imperative, when facing federal charges in San Diego, to hire a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in handling federal cases. Our team of criminal defense attorneys at Ross Law Center has a long track record of successfully defending our clients in federal court. We understand the peculiarities of the federal justice system and know well how to put up the best possible defense for each client.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm As Soon As Possible

If you have been contacted, for any reason whatsoever, by federal investigators, you should waste no time in finding out if you are being viewed as a suspect. It may be that you have only been tapped for information purposes and are looked upon by investigators as a future courtroom witness, but it is also possible that you are being investigated without even knowing it.

Our experienced defense attorneys will know how to help you determine if you are likely in danger of being formally charged with a federal crime. We can explain to you your rights and your options, and equip you to make wise legal decisions.

We have the depth of knowledge and the unbridled tenacity to work aggressively to defend your rights and protect your interests. If you have already been charged with a federal crime, we can provide you with expert assistance both inside and outside the courtroom.

What Case-Types Do We Take?

We have wide experience in defending against federal charges, and our lawyers have deep experience in dealing with local, San Diego prosecuting attorneys. We can navigate the federal court system in all varieties of case-types, and we know how to put up and effective, professional defense against even the most skilled federal prosecutors.

Some of the most common federal allegations we defend our clients against include the following:

  • Federal firearm crimes
  • Federal property crimes 
  • Counterfeiting
  • Identity theft
  • Immigration violations
  • Child pornography
  • Mail fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Money laundering
  • Conspiracy
  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Wire-transfer fraud
  • Anti-trust violations

We believe every one of our clients deserves the highest caliber of representation in court. We understand that the future, freedom, and even the life of our clients will be on the line in these high-stakes, federal cases. Our attorneys have worked hard to become the best in the business because only the best defense attorneys are worth using when the seriousness of the allegations is so high.

Federal Drug Crimes In San Diego

One of the most common kinds of federal charges in San Diego is federal drug crimes. Certain drug crimes will be investigated by federal agencies and prosecuted by the federal government. While large-scale operations and interstate or international trafficking are the main targets of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), FBI, and other federal agencies, they sometimes choose to involve themselves in lesser offenses as well.

For example, a large stash of drugs uncovered in San Diego would likely attract a federal prosecutor, but even a few ounces of cocaine transported across state lines, say from California to Nevada, would also often lead to federal charges.

You can never be tried for the same offense twice in the United States, in the sense that, if you are acquitted, you cannot be retried without the surfacing of major new evidences against you. However, since both state and federal laws exist against identical drug crimes, you indeed can face trial and punishment by both state and federal authorities for the same offense.

The Best Possible Defense

The intensely serious nature of federal allegations, whether for drug-related crimes or any other offense, motivates us to the highest levels of vigilance in our quest to defend your rights. We give you abundant, personalized attention from day one and fight tirelessly in your behalf. You can be confident that we know how to put our vast legal knowledge and experience to work for you.

We will work to defeat all of the charges brought against you and to reduce the charges or sentences when a negotiated plea agreement is the best possible outcome. Federal agencies like the FBI, CIA, IRS, and DEA will conduct meticulous, long-lasting investigations and aggressively prosecute all of their cases. Even in the face of extensive evidence, however, our skilled defense attorneys can successfully defend you. Federal penalties can be steep, and a federal conviction can result in lifelong consequences, but we at Ross Law Center know how to secure the most favorable conclusion possible to every case we take.

If you have been or fear you soon will be accused of a federal crime in the San Diego area, do not hesitate to contact us today. We at Ross Law Center have law offices at convenient locations in San Diego and Vista, CA, and you can call us toll-free at 858-805-5772 for a free consultation or to hire an attorney. Our first-rate customer service will quickly answer your call and assist you with all of your needs.

Federal Criminal Defense

If you are facing charges for federal crimes in San Diego County, immediately contact Ross Law Center. Our attorneys specialize in criminal defense, and have a track record of successfully defending clients in federal court.

Call immediately for a free consultation. We serve clients in San Diego, Vista, El Cajon, Oceanside, Chula Vista, and other San Diego County communities.