Federal Crimes Defense Attorneys

At Dolci & Weiland, our federal criminal lawyers represent clients facing both federal and state criminal charges. The difference between federal and state crimes is that people facing federal charges are charged by the United States federal government, whereas people facing state criminal charges are charged by the state of Illinois. Some crimes do fall under both categories and in these cases the accused can be charged in either federal or state court.

If you are under investigation for a federal or state crime, contact our defense attorneys today.

Federal Crimes

Federal crimes are investigated by various government agencies, such as the DEA, FBI, or IRS. They can range from federal drug conspiracy to firearms offenses, computer crimes to kidnapping, and bank robbery and environmental crimes.

Federal cases are prosecuted by the United States Attorney in federal court. Sentencing follows federal guidelines and prison sentences are carried out in federal penitentiaries. At Dolci & Weiland, our number one priority in handling these cases is to keep the client out of prison.

Federal Drug Conspiracy

Our federal criminal defense attorneys have a vast amount of experience successfully representing clients faced with drug conspiracy charges. Federal drug conspiracy simply means two or more people had an agreement to violate the federal drug laws. The federal prosecutor must prove that the agreement to violate a federal drug law did exist, and that the alleged conspirators knew of the unlawful agreement and joined in it. This law is very broad and can cover many types of conduct.

Federal Drug Trafficking

Drug distribution or trafficking laws deal with the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances, such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, and other drugs. While drug trafficking can be prosecuted in state courts, federal drug trafficking charges can arise when the trafficking activity crosses state lines or involves more than one state. Federal drug trafficking charges are very serious and carry penalties of significant prison time. If you are facing drug trafficking-related criminal charges, you need a good federal criminal lawyer. Give us a call.

Federal Firearms Offenses

According to federal law, it is illegal for an unlicensed person to import, produce, or conduct transactions in firearms across state lines. There are various ways to build a solid strategy to defend against federal firearms charges and our top Chicago Federal Defense Attorneys can discuss these options with you during a free consultation.

Federal Bank Robbery Charges

People facing federal bank robbery charges are accused of stealing from a bank while employees and bystanders are subjected to violence, the threat of violence, or force. Not all robbery is considered a federal crime. Bank robbery is considered a federal crime because banks are federal institutions. The penalties for bank robbery are severe and those charged with this crime should seek the counsel of an experienced federal criminal defense attorney immediately.

Federal Kidnapping Charges

The majority of kidnapping crimes are prosecuted at the state level, but those where the crime occurs in multiple states can also be charged federally. This means that a person accused of kidnapping may be charged in both state and federal court.

Kidnapping is a very serious offense that brings significant penalties. It is always charged as a felony, the degree of which can vary based on factors within the alleged crime, such as whether the victim was a child, where the victim was injured, exposed to danger, or sexually assaulted. Penalties for kidnapping include heavy prison sentences, fines, and sometimes probation.

White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes are financially motivated, nonviolent crimes committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are often prosecuted by the Federal Government and carry devastating penalties, such as long prison sentences in a federal penitentiary and heavy fines. If you are the target of a federal investigation regarding a white-collar crime, contact an experienced federal criminal defense attorney immediately. Read More

Contact a Top Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chicago, DuPage, Kane Counties

The charges discusses throughout this page are considered top-tier criminal charges that require a top-tier federal criminal defense attorney. The penalties for being convicted of these federal crimes are devastating and will have a lasting impact on the rest of your life. Do not hesitate to contact our Top 100 National Trial Lawyers to discuss your case. Our consultations are confidential and everything you say is covered under attorney-client privilege. We have offices in Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace, IL, with a 24/7 emergency hotline for times when you need to consult a criminal attorney right away.