Federal CrimesDon’t face the legal system without a skilled advocate on your side.
Forsyth County Federal Crimes Defense Attorneys
Representing Clients Accused of Federal Crimes in Georgia
Georgia is a state that sometimes prosecutes federal crimes. If you are accused of a federal crime in the state of Georgia, you need the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Without an attorney, you may face serious consequences such as prison time, substantial fines, and a permanent criminal record. If you are facing federal charges, it is crucial that you retain an attorney who has experience with federal cases.
At Zeliff | Watson, we have handled numerous federal cases. Our firm has the experience, resources, and skill to help you overcome your federal charges. Our Cumming criminal defense attorneys are prepared to help you challenge any evidence that the prosecution may use against you. We will work to develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf. You need an attorney who will fight for your rights and your freedom when you are facing federal charges.
Schedule a free initial consultation with our Cumming federal criminal defense attorneys by calling (770) 676-1340 or filling out our online form.
What Are Federal Crimes?
Federal crimes are crimes that are prosecuted by the federal government. The federal government prosecutes crimes that are considered to be a threat to national security, crimes that cross state lines, or crimes that involve large sums of money. The federal government also prosecutes crimes that are against federal law, such as crimes against federal property.
Federal crimes are divided into three categories:
- Misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in prison and/or a maximum fine of $100,000. Misdemeanors are considered to be less serious crimes.
- Felonies are punishable by a prison sentence of more than a year and a maximum fine of $250,000. Felonies are considered to be more serious crimes.
- Federal Crimes in the Violent Crime Category are punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year and a maximum fine of $250,000. These crimes are considered to be the most serious crimes.
Federal Crimes We Handle
Our Cumming federal criminal defense attorneys are prepared to help you if you are facing charges for the following types of federal crimes:
- Drug crimes
- White-collar crimes
- Money laundering
- Tax evasion
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Federal weapons crimes
- Sex crimes
- Child pornography
- Human trafficking
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Vehicular homicide
- Armed robbery
- Extortion by kidnapping
These are only some of the federal crimes that our Cumming federal criminal defense attorneys are prepared to help you with. If you are facing federal charges, you need an attorney who has experience handling federal cases. You need an attorney who is familiar with the federal court system and who is well-versed in the legal procedures used in federal cases.
What Are the Consequences of a Federal Conviction?
The consequences of a federal conviction can be severe and life-changing. A conviction for a federal crime in Georgia can lead to:
- Imprisonment for a lengthy period of time—Federal crimes are usually punished with prison sentences. The length of the prison sentence depends on the crime committed and the circumstances of the case.
- Fines—Fines are often imposed as part of a federal sentence. These fines can be substantial, depending on the crime committed.
- Loss of rights—A federal conviction can lead to the loss of certain rights. For example, a person serving a prison sentence for a federal crime may be denied the right to vote. A person may also be denied the right to own a firearm or to obtain a passport.
- Deportation—A federal conviction can lead to deportation. A person may be deported for committing a crime that makes them inadmissible to the United States.
- And More
Contact a Cumming criminal defense attorney for a complete understanding of the charges you face and how they can be defended.
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