“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
When you are charged with a federal crime, you need a highly qualified Ohio criminal lawyer by your side. At the Law Office of Gregory S. Robey, our experienced Cleveland, Ohio criminal defense lawyers know how to protect your rights and fight for your future—and your freedom.
A federal crime occurs when any aspect of federal criminal law is violated. Additionally, any illegal act committed on federal property is considered a federal crime. Finally, if a crime involves interstate commerce, it is considered a federal crime.
Many different types of crimes may be tried in federal court. Among the more common types of federal crimes are the following:
An investigation for a federal crime is typically initiated by the federal government long before charges are filed. Once the federal government has enough information to file a charge, the arraignment is held in which a formal reading is made to inform you of the federal charges against you. Your Cleveland, Ohio criminal defense attorney then engages in a period of discovery and trial preparation.
When an individual is convicted for a federal crime, his or her punishment is determined by the United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG). While federal laws generally have minimum and maximum punishments established for federal crimes, the USSG assigns points based on factors relevant to the act committed and the defendant, and the court uses the point system to determine where in the range the sentencing should fall.
If you face charges for a federal crime in Ohio, you need a criminal defense lawyer who has the in-depth knowledge to offer you the aggressive legal representation and protection of your rights that you deserve. Call 877.219.2514 to engage the experienced, skilled lawyers at the Law Office of Gregory S. Robey, or fill out our online form. All information about your case is taken very seriously and kept strictly confidential.