Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Once you’ve been charged with a federal crime, you should contact a federal defense attorney as soon as possible. The punishments 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 1,000 grams of heroin with a prior felony drug conviction will result in a presumptive sentence of 66 to 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.
The law firm Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law, provides representation for clients in federal court. Attorney 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 it 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 include:
- Drug violations
- 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
- Illegal reentry charges
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
Attorney 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. He serves clients in the Portland metro area and surrounding cities. Contact him today to represent your case. Attorney Sepp offers free consultations for select cases.
Located in West Linn, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law is proud to represent clients in the Portland metro area, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Bend, Medford, Eugene and throughout the entire state of Oregon.