San Antonio Federal Crimes Lawyer
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A federal crime is an action considered by the United States as unlawful or illegal in the eyes of legislative processes set forth by the United States. A federal crime is charged only in a federal court and it takes defense counsel that is familiar with federal court and its laws and procedures to effectively navigate the client to the best outcome possible.
If you or someone you know has been accused of a serious federal crime, Calfas Law Group can help. Our San Antonio federal crimes attorneys have had experience with some of the biggest cases in Texas. Their legal expertise can help work toward building a case that thoroughly challenges the allegations against you.
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Common Federal Offenses
Cases tried as federal crimes often perceived as particularly severe or have had a significant scope. Ergo, the resources allocated to federal crimes and their prosecution are much greater than many cases handled in state court. Below, we've summarized many of the offenses that often fall under federal jurisdiction.
Crimes Against Children
Act where a child was harmed in a violent or abusive manner. This includes the creation of pornographic images involving children, exploitation of children for labor, acts of physical violence, abductions, kidnapping by parents, and more. Any actions which have been committed that would severely damage a child are sent to federal review.
Utilization of digital media wherein a criminal act is conducted upon it. This could include online identity theft, hacking into a federally operated website, invasion of privacy through publishing private information for public consumption, fraud where one misuses an access device, and more.
An agreement whereby two or more people agree to commit a criminal act in the future. Many charges of conspiracy require an overt act which has been committed in relation to the planned crime. This action would have demonstrated what is known as general intent, or the intention to commit the crime.
When a copyrighted material is utilized without the copyright owner’s permission. These instances could involve utilizing a film clip without permission, using a sample from a song in an unlicensed manner, reproducing a copyrighted image without going through the proper channels, and gaining financial benefits from using another artist’s work.
Producing a forged item of importance without the owner’s or creator’s specific permission and/or without the owner’s and creator’s knowledge. This is typically coupled with an attempt to convince other parties the forged item is, in fact, the actual item in question.
Fraud Against the Government
When someone has falsified information in order to procure services from the United States government in an unjust manner. This can include making a false claim with the intent to benefit financially, making fraudulent Medicare/Medicaid claims, extending defense contracts, or fraud against a healthcare company. If one makes untrue claims in order to benefit from the government, this could be tried in a court of federal law.
Any action pertaining to illegal immigration action. This could include entering the United States without proper authorization, re-entering without proper authorization, assisting those in the country illegally in any manner, or producing counterfeit materials with the intent of immigrating.
The willful abduction of a human being by another human being without their express consent. Those who kidnap others are typically looking for something else in return, be it financially, lawfully, emotionally, or something else entirely.
Large Amounts of Possession
When one is in possession of an illegal substance in amounts large enough for law enforcement to deduce or assume intent to distribute. These substances often refer to illegal narcotics, such as amphetamines, cocaine, LSD, marijuana, or other drugs.
The abduction of a material good from a location without the owner’s consent. Minor incidents of theft are left to smaller courts. However, major thefts – which include the unlawful removal of jewelry, gems, major historical artifacts or any other items with significance—fall under federal jurisdiction.
When someone lies under oath while on the stand in a court of law. If someone takes the stand to testify on a case taken to court, they are sworn to an oath to tell the truth. If they are in violation of this, they are in defiance of the very nature of the court. However, there can be reasons for someone to commit perjury.
Any criminal activity involving explicitly disobeying tax laws and regulations. This could include tax fraud, evasion, and tax crimes involving public corruption. Many checks are in place for those who cannot afford to pay taxes to pay them. For those who willfully do not pay taxes, there are serious consequences.
These are crimes often without physical violence wherein a criminal activity is committed in order to financially benefit the offender. Crimes included under this umbrella are environmental crimes, fraud against financial institutions, insurance fraud, laundering money, antitrust, commodities and securities fraud, and bankruptcy fraud.
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If you have been charged by a federal agency with a criminal act, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain where to turn. At Calfas Law Group, we understand the challenges and concerns our clients face in these circumstances and how to best protect their rights and interests as their case progresses. Unlike other criminal defense firms, our legal team has the experience and resources to handle federal cases and can ensure that every avenue toward a favorable resolution is aggressively and exhaustively pursued.
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