Federal Criminal Defense
Charges for federal crimes are far more severe than charges for misdemeanor or felony offenses prosecuted by the state of Colorado. If you are under investigation for a federal crime in Golden, it is vital to work with a dedicated federal crimes attorney to develop a strong case for your defense. Federal prosecutors may push for the toughest penalties despite the circumstances of your case. Some federal penalties may involve lengthy prison sentences and steep fines.
To defend your charges, your attorney must be thoroughly experienced in federal procedure. He or she must have a complete understanding of the federal court system in order for your case to be as free of obstacles as possible.
Types of Charges
Defining a Federal Offense in Golden,
Many crimes are defined by both state and federal laws. Although the majority of crimes are state violations, federal crimes are those that specifically violate U.S. federal laws defined in the United States Code. These crimes are investigated by federal law enforcement and prosecuted by U.S. attorneys in federal courts. They are heard by federal judges who are appointed to their positions by the President for life.
While many federal crimes are exclusive to the federal system, several federal crimes would fall under state or local jurisdictions had they not been committed on government property or crossed state lines or international borders. Some federal crimes may be prosecuted at both the state and federal levels; however, this occurrence is rare. Several federal agencies investigate federal offenses, including:
- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
- The Drug Enforcement Agency
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation
- The Internal Revenue Service
- The Secret Service
Attorney Miller Leonard of Golden is a valuable resource to your defense against serious federal charges. Having practiced federal criminal law for over 17 years, he has developed the knowledge, skills, and federal court experience necessary to obtain the best outcome possible for your case. Mr. Leonard defends a variety of federal charges, among others:
- Bank Robbery
- Money Laundering
- Tax Evasion
- Check Fraud
- Identity Theft
- Credit Card Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Bank Fraud
- Drug Trafficking
- Child Pornography
- Forgery & Counterfeiting
- Firearms Charges
- Corporate Fraud
If you are under investigation right now or believe you may be in the future, do not hesitate to seek professional legal advice. As a former State Prosecuting Attorney, a State Public Defender, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney, Miller Leonard understands the full scope of the federal criminal justice system. Call Miller Leonard of Golden Criminal Defense at (720) 613-8783 to discuss your federal case for free, or contact Mr. Leonard online to schedule an appointment.
Assault & Battery
A felony assault conviction in Colorado carries the weight of a mandatory prison term.