Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Once charged with a federal crime you should contact a federal defense attorney as soon as possible. The punishment for certain federal crimes are much harsher than violations of state laws– this is the case even for identical crimes. For example, a Distribution of 1000m grams of Heroin with a prior felony drug conviction will result in a presumptive sentence of 66-70 months in Oregon but a mandatory 10 years at the federal level.
The procedures in federal court are also vastly different compared to those found in state courts. That’s why it’s critical to hire and retain an experienced federal criminal defense attorney with a proven track record. Just because the crime occurred in Oregon does not mean that you will serve your time in Oregon.
At the office of Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law, we represent clients in federal court. Robert L. Sepp understands the statutes and culture in federal court and will devote his time and experience to your case in order to resolve your case in the most beneficial way. Whether that is to hold the federal government to its burden of proving the charges beyond a reasonable doubt or negotiating a plea.
What Does a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Do?
In the United States, there are two types of courts: state courts and federal courts. A federal defense attorney represents the accused in cases that involve violations of federal laws. These are crimes like:
- Drug charges
- Child pornography
- Credit card fraud
- Mail fraud
- Identity theft
- International human trafficking
- A kidnapping that involves crossing state lines
- Computer crimes that involve suspects and victims in multiple states
- Federal hate crimes
Crimes that are committed on federal land including military bases and national parks are also tried in federal court. Any crime that involves a federal officer, like assaulting an FBI agent, is considered a federal crime.
When to Hire a Federal Defense Attorney
Experience Matters in a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney. Robert L. Sepp is a federal defense attorney with years of experience. If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, he can help you avoid a criminal conviction, obtain release, gain a satisfactory plea offer and assist in your prison placement. Robert L. Sepp serves clients in the Portland metro area and surrounding cities. So contact him today to represent your case.