Houston Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Have You Been Accused of a Federal Offense in Texas?
Unlike crimes brought and prosecuted by the state, federal crimes are those where a federal agency investigates your crime and brings the charges against you. These charges are extremely serious and can carry lengthy prison sentences, huge fines, and more. If you think you may be under federal investigation, it is important to get help from an experienced Houston federal criminal defense lawyer who understands how to stand up for you. Call The Law Offices of Jed Silverman today and schedule a free consultation.
Schedule your free consultation today with our Houston federal criminal lawyer by dialing (713) 597-2221 now.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Being convicted of a federal crime can cause irreparable harm to your life and future. Attorney Jed Silverman has built a career out of dependable representation. He is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist (TBLS) with a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating. Mr. Silverman was also named to the prestigious Super Lawyers® list.
With thousands of cases handled, we know the strategies that work when defending our clients. We are not intimidated by federal prosecutors, and we will take all the time necessary to fight for your rights.
Common Types of Federal Crimes
Federal crimes take preparation and tenacity if you are to obtain a favorable outcome. At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, our Houston federal criminal defense attorneys understand the laws and strategies that work to protect our clients’ best interests.
We can help with federal charges such as:
- Federal drug offenses
- White collar crimes
- Internet crimes
- Child pornography
- Immigration crimes
- Weapons violations
- RICO charges
- Tax crimes
- Human trafficking
- Bank theft
What to Do After Being Charged with a Federal Crime
Here are a few basic things you need to understand after being charged with a federal crime:
- Know what you’re up against – Federal crimes are not your average criminal offense. These charges are thoroughly investigated by federal agencies with tremendous resources, and they are prosecuted by U.S. and Assistant U.S. Attorneys who fiercely leverage the tools at their disposal in order to gain convictions. Additionally, there are unique procedures in place that differ from those in state criminal cases. From investigation, indictment, and pre-trial to sentencing and court supervision, these unique rules can be foreign to those who have never encountered them. What’s more, federal cases typically involve offenses serious enough to attract attention from the U.S. government. These include large-scale drug crimes, crimes or fraud committed directly against the government or its agencies, crimes that occur in multiple states or involve the transmission of funds or products across state lines or national borders, crimes involving the internet or child pornography, organized crime, and others.
- Know what’s at stake – Federal cases are treated in a more serious tone than most state cases simply because there is typically a lot on the line. Federal crimes are infamous for posing harsh sentences, often as a result of the federal sentencing guidelines used by judges or mandatory minimum sentences that prevent judges from using their discretion to dole out an appropriate sentence given an individual’s crime, history, and character. Federal crimes are federal crimes because they can subject convicted individuals to lengthy prison terms in federal correctional facilities, and in some cases may also subject them to stringent oversight and monitoring after they are released. To put it bluntly, everything is at stake when it comes to federal cases.
- Find the right lawyer – One of the most important decisions you can make after being charged with a federal crime is to work with a lawyer. Keep in mind that because federal cases are unique, it becomes even more important that you choose the right one. Not all criminal lawyers are able to practice in federal courts, as attorneys must be licensed to practice in a certain federal district. Some defense attorneys never handle a federal case in their life, often because they are difficult and the stakes are high. Attorney Jed Silverman is licensed to practice not only in all state courts in Texas and Missouri, but also in the Southern, Eastern, and Western District federal courts of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He knows how to handle federal cases.
Get Help with Your Federal Investigation From Our Team
By the time you learn you are under investigation for a federal crime, prosecutors will likely already have a substantial case built up against you. Calling The Law Offices of Jed Silverman right away gives our firm time to examine the charges and evidence against you. Schedule your free consultation today and begin planning your defense.
Contact us to learn more about your rights and how our Houston federal criminal defense lawyers can help.