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A Strong Defense Against Federal Charges

Facing the federal government in court can feel quite daunting. The process is a little different from state court and the penalties tend to be more severe. You will want an attorney on your side who is not only licensed to practice in federal court but understands the federal laws and the best way to protect your rights during your high-stakes case.

At DTurner Legal, LLC, we have extensive experience working on a wide range of federal cases in Indiana. We will explain the more confusing aspects of the law and the legal process so you stay informed along the way. We will also keep your fight for justice front and center throughout the complex legal process.

When Is Drug Trafficking A Federal Charge?

A large bulk of federal criminal charges involve drug offenses. Although federal agents rarely involve themselves in minor possession charges, they do consider possession with intent to distribute, distribution and manufacturing of a controlled substance all part of drug trafficking. These are felony offenses that carry heavy penalties that can range anywhere from one year to life in prison, depending on the drug and the amount in question.

What Are Federal Weapons Charges?

Some federal weapons charges involve using a weapon while committing another crime, while others focus on the weapon, itself. Common offenses include:

  • Felon in possession of a firearm – Those with a felony conviction on their criminal record are not allowed to own a firearm.
  • Trafficking of firearms – The sale and purchase of firearms are highly regulated and illegal sales across state lines violate federal law
  • Violent crimes – Using a weapon while committing another federal crime automatically classifies it as a violent crime.
  • Illegal weapons – Certain weapons are illegal for people to own, such as sawed-off shotguns, bombs or other explosives and machine guns.

If you are charged with these or any other weapons-related charges, contact us right away.

White Collar Crime And Other Federal Charges

For many people, when they think of federal offenses, they often think of white collar crimes. These are nonviolent crimes that use fraud or deception for financial or other personal gain. Common examples include:

  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Tax evasion
  • Wire fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering

Although state laws can cover some of these offenses, the federal government will become involved anytime the criminal activity crosses state lines, affects interstate commerce or involves a federal law or agency, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or the Internal Revenue Service. Early intervention is key in these felony cases, preferably during the investigation stage.

Start Your Defense Today

Whether you have already been charged or you think you are under investigation, it’s not too early to start building your defense. Schedule your free initial consultation by calling our Indianapolis office today at 317-868-5916 or reach out online.