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Federal Crimes
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Trusted Federal Defense Attorney in Nashville, TN

Federal charges are brought if a federal statute, act, or treaty has been violated or if the alleged offense involves another state or country. These charges are usually more severe than other criminal acts because they are prosecuted under federal law. Penalties associated with federal crimes are generally much harsher than Tennessee state offenses. 

If you’re facing a federal criminal charge, you must know your rights. Andrew C. Beasley PLLC is committed to protecting your rights and providing you with legal counsel from an expert federal defense attorney that can guide you through building a strategic defense. If you have been charged with a federal crime or are being investigated for one, contact our firm today to discuss your case and find out how we can help.

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Common Federal Offenses

The federal government takes crimes very seriously, and they have the resources to pursue convictions. If you have been charged with a federal crime, working with an experienced attorney to handle these cases is essential. Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC handles all types of federal charges and will craft a defense that is unique and effective for your situation. 

Our federal criminal defense expertise includes:

  • FEDERAL DRUG CRIMES: The firm's practice areas include drug crimes, trafficking, manufacturing, and possession. The firm's primary focus areas are large-scale operations or offenses committed in multiple states, allowing federal action.
  • GUN CHARGES: Gun charges can also be prosecuted as federal offenses in Tennessee. Common gun crimes include unlawful possession of weapons, import or export violations, and firearms trafficking. 
  • CYBER CRIMES:  Andrew C. Beasley, PLLC, is well versed in federal cybercrime laws and can provide excellent representation. He works with Tennessee residents accused of cyber crimes, including cyber-extortion, hacking, and credit card fraud. He also handles cases of identity theft, child pornography accusations, and other forms of fraud.
  • VIOLENT CRIMES: Our firm is dedicated to defending individuals accused of violent crimes, including kidnapping, rape, and murder. We are eager to represent Tennessee residents charged with these federal crimes. 

Federal Crimes FAQs

What Are the 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 punish federal offenses uniformly. Penalties for federal crimes can often include prison time and fines, sometimes more severe than 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.

What Agencies Investigate And Prosecute Federal Offenses?

Federal agencies investigate federal offenses before being prosecuted by the United 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. Meanwhile, DEA primarily investigates felony drug crimes, including smuggling from other countries into the United States. ATF is an investigative agency for violent crimes, criminal organizations, weapon trafficking, and terrorism.

United States Attorneys prosecute crimes after a federal agency has investigated them. 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.

Are Federal Prison Sentences Longer Than State  Prison Sentences?

Many federal charges have mandatory minimum sentence lengths, so prison sentences for federal crimes can be longer than those for the same crime committed in the state system. Federal prisons are more secure and marginally safer than their counterparts in state systems.

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