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Charged with a Federal Crime?
Nashville Federal Defense Attorney
Many criminal charges can be prosecuted under either or both federal or state law. Penalties associated with federal offenses are usually much harsher than Tennessee state offenses. Federal charges are brought if a federal statute, act or treaty has been violated, or if the alleged offense involves another state or country.
Considering that federal offenses tend to be more serious than other criminal acts, having legal counsel that can guide you through the intimidating and difficult process while making certain that your rights are being protected. Don't wait to contact my team at Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC!
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Common Types of Federal Offenses
Federal Drug Crimes
There are many areas of federal crimes that Andrew C. Beasley handles. One major area is federal drug crimes. This involves drug offenses that were either large scale operations or committed in multiple states, allowing for federal action. The main cases that the firm works on includes drug trafficking, drug manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance.
Gun Charges are also commonly prosecuted federal offenses in Tennessee. This includes lesser infraction like unlawful possession of weapons. The firm also works with individuals accused of more serious gun crimes, such as unlawful import or export of weapons and unlawful firearms trafficking. Both of these offenses come with severe potential sentencing.
The federal offense of Cyber Crime is becoming much more prevalent across the United States and Andrew Beasley is well versed in these relatively new laws and can be counted on to provide excellent representation. He works with Tennessee residents accused of offenses such as cyber-extortion and hacking. This also includes working on other areas of fraud, like identity theft and credit card fraud. He even works with individuals who have been falsely accused of online child pornography, a hot-button issue that is prone to subjective judgments that requires an attorney who can aggressively defend you in court.
Violent Crimes are the final area of focus for Andrew with regard to federal crimes. He is ready and willing to represent individuals accused of serious federal crimes, such as kidnapping and rape. Included with these two offenses is the firm's representation of Tennessee residents accused of murder. The law firm is here to provide objective and effective legal representation, no matter what the charge, so if you have been accused of these serious crimes, now is the time to work towards a favorable solution.
Penalties for Federal Crimes
Most federal crimes are defined in Title 18 of the United States Code, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines are typically followed to uniformly punish federal offenses. Penalties for federal crimes can often include prison time and fines, which are sometime more severe than what can be expected from a state criminal conviction.
For example, under the federal drug possession and trafficking statutes, the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. §§ 807 et seq.), punishments can range from less than one year in federal prison to life without parole. Fines can vary from $1,000 to $10,000,000 depending on your charge.
Agencies Who Investigate and Prosecute Federal Offenses
Federal agencies investigate federal offenses before they are prosecuted by the Unites States Attorney's Office. The most common U.S. investigative agencies are the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The FBI has jurisdiction over a wide range of federal crimes, and investigates almost any crime associated with federal offenses. The DEA primarily investigates felony drug crimes, including drug smuggling into the United States from other countries. The ATF is an investigative agency for violent crimes, criminal organizations, weapon trafficking and terrorism.
United States Attorneys prosecute crimes after they have been investigated by a federal agency. Each United States Attorney is appointed by the President of the United States and is assigned to one of the 94 federal judicial districts. They collectively serve under the direction of the United States Attorney General.
Get help from a top Nashville federal defense lawyer!
If you have been charged with a federal offense, it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who has experience with defending those charged with federal crimes. Andrew C. Beasley is a Tennessee attorney who is well versed on federal criminal law and can draw on this legal knowledge to develop the most effective defense strategy possible for your particular situation.
Contact the firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your defense options!