Defense of Federal Charges and Investigations in Chicago
Most crimes are committed at the state level and include drunken driving (DUI), battery, theft, minor property damage and similar offenses. Other crimes are prosecuted by the federal government and can include crimes committed on federal property, against the federal government or spanning state lines or national borders. Most attorneys are familiar with the laws of the state in which they practice. When confronted with a federal charge, however, it is essential to have a Chicago criminal defense attorney who is educated and knowledgeable in the pertinent federal laws.
If you are currently facing formal charges or suspect that you are under investigation for a federal crime, you should immediately contact a Chicago criminal defense lawyer who has the necessary skill to defend you against such charges. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates have successfully defended many clients against federal crime allegations, and we are former prosecutors with thousands of cases of experience both as prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys.
Different Types of Federal Charges
White collar crimes, which are crimes committed in a business, financial or political environment, are one of the most common types of federal crimes. These are typically committed for economic gain and may include bank fraud, accounting fraud, commodities fraud, mail fraud and check fraud. Computer hacking, identity theft, and virus infection of computers are some federal crimes involving internet and computer crimes. Organized crime activities such as money laundering and racketeering are other examples of federal white collar crimes. Federal charges may also include drug crimes, bank robbery, crimes committed on federal property, terrorism and corruption against those in elected office. A person convicted of any federal crime can face incarceration, heavy fines and other serious penalties.
An individual facing federal charges anywhere in the Chicago area needs to seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal defense attorney in order to present a strong defense. A skilled lawyer knows what to look for when attacking the evidence presented by a federal prosecutor. Federal law enforcement agents may err in conducting a search and seizure, making an arrest or handling evidence. Individualized and effective defense is what the attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates work for on behalf of clients facing federal charges.
Interested in learning more about how we can help you? Contact a Chicago federal crime attorney at our offices today.