Federal Crimes

Federal Crimes Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with a federal crime, or if you believe you are under investigation and may be a target of a grand jury investigation, you do not have time to wait to see what will happen next. The law firm of Morse & Morse offers the defense representation you need to protect your future. Keeping you out of jail is always our first priority. We will immediately begin preparing your defense to stay ahead of the prosecution. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm today.

We are committed to protecting your rights. Our criminal defense team handles federal crimes such as:

  • Mortgage Fraud/Real Estate Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • RICO/Racketeering
  • Public Corruption
  • Money Laundering
  • Drug Trafficking, Importation, Manufacturing, Cultivation
  • Identity Theft
  • Internet Crimes
  • Health Care Fraud/Medicare Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Mail Fraud/Wire Fraud
  • Alien Smuggling
  • Conspiracy
  • Bank Robbery
  • Firearm Crimes
  • Other federal crimes

Palm Beach County, Florida, Other Federal Crimes Defense Lawyers

If you have been charged with a federal crime, or if you believe you are under investigation and may be a target of a grand jury investigation, you do not have time to wait to see what will happen next. The law firm of Morse & Morse, L.L.C. offers the defense representation you need to protect your future. Keeping you out of jail is always our first priority. We will immediately begin preparing your defense to stay ahead of the prosecution. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an attorney at our firm today.

Other Federal Crimes:

Federal criminal investigations and prosecutions are handled very differently than similar criminal cases in state courts. First of all, the law enforcement agencies that investigate federal crimes are generally well-funded and staffed by the most experienced agents and investigators.  The federal prosecutors who conduct federal criminal trials and sentencing hearings are also usually very experienced, and have virtually unlimited resources at their disposal.  The judges who preside in federal courts have lifetime appointments and their dockets are generally not as crowded as those of most state court judges who handle many different types of criminal offenses.

More importantly, federal crimes generally carry stiffer sentences than state crimes, especially in the areas of drug trafficking and conspiracy.  Federal criminal penalties are also more severe in cases involving child pornography and other sexual offenses prosecuted in federal court.  Interestingly, white collar cases (like fraud, embezzlement and corruption) usually do not result in as steep a sentence as one might get if prosecuted for the same offense in state court.  For the most part, however, the mandatory minimum penalties and federal sentencing guidelines usually result in very lengthy sentences for people convicted of federal crimes. That’s one of the main reasons it is so important to retain a lawyer with a record of success in federal court if the case is being prosecuted by the federal government.

Of course, not all crimes can be prosecuted in federal court. The federal government has limited jurisdiction over criminal offenses and can only prosecute those crimes that are specifically defined in the federal criminal code.  In order to have jurisdiction over a crime, the alleged criminal activity must somehow involve the federal government or some instrumentality of interstate commerce.  Federal courts have generally been very expansive in their definition of what constitutes interstate commerce.  As a result, the federal government now prosecutes many crimes that were traditionally prosecuted only in state court.  And this trend is likely to continue.

Given the severity and complexity of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, anyone charged with a federal crime should retain a lawyer who has extensive experience in federal criminal defense.  If you need a federal criminal defense attorney with decades of successful results, contact our firm and discuss your case with Morse & Morse, L.L.C. in complete confidence.  You will not find a law firm with more recent successful results, better credentials, or a deeper commitment to pursuing justice for people who need help in federal court.

Start Protecting Your Rights Immediately if You Have Been Charged.

At Morse & Morse, L.L.C. in Palm Beach County, Florida, we dedicate our practice to defending the rights of the accused. From our office in West Palm Beach, Florida, our attorneys accept federal clients throughout the United States. Contact an attorney at our firm today to schedule an appointment to discuss your federal crimes charges.