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Phoenix Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Federal crimes differ from typical state charges. When a federal crime has allegedly been committed, prosecutors from the federal government will be responsible for handling the case against you. The procedures of the federal court and the penalties for a conviction of these charges will differ from matters handled In Arizona state courts. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to help when you need a Phoenix federal criminal defense attorney. Let our qualified and experienced federal criminal defense team investigate the case against you and work to get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. We want to put you in the best position to get your life back on track.

Choose Nunez Law Firm, PLLC To Help With This Case

If you are facing federal charges in Arizona, you need to turn to a defense team with extensive experience handling these cases. Let the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC get to work defending you today.

  • We have more than 20 years of experience helping those who require legal representation in a variety of matters, including criminal offense, workers’ compensation, immigration matters, and personal injury law.
  • We treat every one of our clients with respect and empathy, and we believe that everybody has the right to quality legal representation when they are facing criminal charges.
  • We are devoted to developing a partnership between our firm and our clients. We ensure that every client receives regular communication and updates regarding their case.

How Can an Attorney Help With Federal Charges?

The federal government is arguably the most powerful prosecutorial organization in the world, and they have the money and resources to vigorously pursue charges against you. That is why you need a skilled Phoenix federal criminal defense lawyer standing by your side. When you are facing federal charges, an attorney can obtain and analyze all of the evidence being used against you by federal prosecutors and law enforcement agencies. However, this is not the only evidence that your attorney will rely on.

Your federal crime defense lawyer should have the resources to conduct their own investigation into the case against you in an effort to uncover additional evidence or to show that the evidence being used by prosecutors is wrong. An attorney can:

  • Obtain any additional photo videos
  • Speak to any eyewitnesses or experts involved in the case
  • Prepare and conduct depositions of those involved in the case

After thoroughly investigating your case, your attorney can work to negotiate with all parties involved in an effort to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed. If you are convicted of a crime, your attorney can work to obtain favorable sentencing.

Importantly, a defense attorney understands that federal cases are vastly different from other types of criminal cases that a person may face in Arizona. The rules of procedure for federal court are very different from that of the state court. These charges are complex and not every criminal defense attorney in Phoenix has the knowledge or experience to handle a federal crimes case.

Types Of Federal Crimes You Could Face In Phoenix

There are a variety of federal offenses that a person could face in Phoenix. It is important to remember that federal charges will often have nothing to do with local or state law violations (though there are times when a person can face both state and federal charges). Some of the most common federal offenses a person can face include the following:

  • Bank Robbery
  • Immigration Violations
  • Kidnapping
  • Anti-Trust Violations
  • Arson
  • Money Laundering
  • Child Pornography
  • Conspiracy
  • Counterfeiting
  • Drug Violations
  • Espionage
  • Tax Crimes/Evasion
  • Terrorist Threats/Acts
  • Treason
  • Federal Property Crimes
  • Gun Offenses
  • Hate Crimes
  • Identity Theft
  • Racketeering/RICO Violations

Some federal crimes are considered “white collar” offenses that are non-violent in nature. However, many of the offenses at the federal level are considered violent. Contact our Phoenix federal criminal defense attorney for help understanding your federal charges.

Penalties For Federal Offenses

The penalties for federal offenses are typically much harsher than the penalties a person could face for violations of state crimes. This is true for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Stricter sentencing guidelines under federal statutes
  • Federal judges are required to adhere to stricter sentencing guidelines
  • Federal prosecutors typically have less discretion for plea bargaining
  • Higher maximum punishments for federal crimes
  • Federal crimes can carry enhanced penalties

For all of the crimes listed above and other federal offenses not on the list, there are various penalties associated with the particular offense. Many federal crimes carry penalties of years in federal prison upon conviction, along with significant fines as well as tremendous probation requirements upon release.

Why Do You Need An Attorney For These Charges?

Just like with crimes at the Arizona state level, you will have the right to an attorney if you are charged with a federal crime. However, it is strongly recommended that you not rely on a federal public defender to handle your case. This is not to say that public defenders do not do their jobs well – they often do. However, a federal public defender is most certainly going to be overworked and you will be just one of the dozens of cases they may be handling.

By securing assistance from a Phoenix federal criminal defense lawyer at the Nunez Law Firm, you will be getting your own personal representation to help with the charges against you. You will be the focus. Your attorney can conduct a completely independent investigation into the charges against you and will handle all communication and negotiation with the prosecution in an effort to ensure you are treated fairly.

Call Us For A Consultation Of Your Case

If you or somebody you love has been arrested and is facing federal charges, or is under investigation for allegedly committing a federal crime, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At the Nunez Law Firm, PLLC, our skilled and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will investigate every aspect of the charges against you and work to resolve your case with the best possible outcome. If you need a federal crime defense attorney in Phoenix, contact us online or call us at (602) 500-0000 to schedule a free consultation.