Federal Crimes in Ohio
Getting help from criminal defense lawyers
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.
What constitutes a federal crime?
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.
Examples of federal crimes
Many different types of crimes may be tried in federal court. Among the more common types of federal crimes are the following:
- Tax crimes: Including tax evasion, fraud, and public corruption.
- Violent crimes: Including kidnappings, child abduction, serial murders, serial rapes, and terrorism.
- White collar crimes: Including money laundering, insurance fraud, conspiracy cases and financial institution fraud.
- Major drug crimes: Including drug trafficking and involvement with certain types of drugs.
- Major thefts: Including major artwork at a museum, gems, jewelry, and bank robbery.
- Immigration crimes: Including immigration fraud, smuggling illegal aliens, and illegal re-entry.
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.
Punishments for committing federal crimes
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.
Contact Cleveland, Ohio criminal defense lawyers for legal counsel for your federal crime
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.