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Defending New Yorkers Charged With Federal Crimes
Are you being investigated by the FBI, ATF, DEA, SEC, or another federal agency? Have you been arrested or charged with a federal crime? Have federal agents searched your home or business? If so, you could be facing serious prison time, significant fines, and other penalties. You need an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.
Our NYC Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers provide assertive and aggressive representation to defend our clients against any federal charges they may be facing. We understand the complexities of federal criminal defense, and our team has extensive experience navigating these cases.
Our founding attorney, Mehdi Essmidi, is a former NYC prosecutor who uses his knowledge of prosecution tactics to rigorously defend his clients and works tirelessly to get the best possible outcome for their cases.
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Types of Federal Criminal Charges
Federal criminal investigations can involve a wide variety of crimes, including:
Conspiracy is a federal crime in which two or more individuals make an agreement to commit a crime and take some steps to carry out that crime. It is a serious offense that can carry severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences.
Cybercrime is a federal crime that is committed using the internet or computer networks. Examples include hacking, identity theft, and internet fraud. These types of crimes often involve complex technical issues and may require the assistance of specialized experts to investigate and prosecute.
Federal drug offenses often involve the distribution, possession, or manufacturing of illegal drugs. These cases can be complex and may involve wiretaps, undercover operations, and other sophisticated investigative techniques.
Federal firearms charges often involve illegal possession, sale, or trafficking of firearms. These types of cases may involve the use of ballistics experts, trace evidence, and other specialized techniques to investigate and prosecute.
Fraud and Whitecollar Crimes
These types of cases involve financial crimes such as embezzlement, money laundering, and securities fraud. These cases often involve extensive documentation and financial analysis and may require the assistance of financial experts.
Kidnapping & Human Trafficking
Kidnapping and human trafficking are federal crimes that involve the illegal confinement, transportation, or sale of a person. These types of cases are often complex and may involve multiple suspects and victims, as well as issues related to jurisdiction.
Federal immigration law makes it a criminal offense for a non-citizen to be in the United States without proper documentation or to use false documents to obtain immigration benefits. These types of cases may involve the use of expert witnesses, such as immigration attorneys and linguists, to investigate and prosecute.
Obstruction of Justice
Obstruction of justice is a federal crime that involves interfering with the administration of justice. This can include activities such as witness tampering, perjury, and destruction of evidence.
Racketeering is a federal crime that involves organized criminal activity, such as extortion, money laundering, and fraud. These types of cases often involve complex criminal enterprises and may require the use of specialized techniques, such as wiretaps and undercover operations, to investigate and prosecute.
Terrorism is a federal crime that involves the use of violence or the threat of violence to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, government, or international organization in furtherance of political or social objectives. These types of cases may involve multiple suspects, international coordination, and complex legal issues related to national security.
Federal Criminal Investigations
Several federal agencies conduct federal criminal investigations in New York City depending on the type of crime being investigated. Some of the most common federal agencies we see include:
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
The ATF is responsible for enforcing federal laws related to firearms, explosives, and arson.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
The DEA is the primary federal agency responsible for enforcing federal drug laws. The DEA conducts investigations and arrests for drug offenses such as possession, distribution, and manufacturing of illegal drugs.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA is a federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal environmental laws and regulations. The EPA investigates and brings enforcement actions against individuals and companies that violate laws such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The EPA also investigates and brings enforcement actions against individuals and companies that improperly handle and dispose of hazardous waste.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI is the primary federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating federal crimes such as organized crime, public corruption, civil rights violations, and terrorism.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
HSI is a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that investigates federal crimes related to border security, trade, and travel such as human trafficking, drug smuggling, and money laundering.
Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI)
The IRS-CI investigates federal financial crimes such as tax evasion, money laundering, and fraud.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The SEC is a federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal securities laws and regulations. The SEC investigates and brings enforcement actions against individuals and companies that engage in securities fraud, insider trading, and other violations of the securities laws.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
ICE is a federal law enforcement agency that is responsible for enforcing federal immigration laws and regulations. ICE investigates and arrests individuals for immigration offenses such as illegal entry, overstaying a visa, and using false documents to obtain immigration benefits.
U.S Secret Service
The U.S. Secret Service is responsible for protecting the President, Vice President, and other designated individuals and also for investigating crimes such as counterfeiting, credit card fraud, and computer-based attacks on banking or financial institutions.
Prosecutions in Federal Court
Federal prosecutions in New York City are handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for The Southern District of New York and The Eastern District of New York. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is a division of the Department of Justice and is responsible for enforcing federal criminal laws and representing the United States in federal court. The Southern District of New York has offices located in Manhattan and White Plains. The Southern District handles cases from the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx, as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester Counties. The Eastern District of New York has offices in Brooklyn and Central Islip. The Eastern District handles cases from Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk County.
The U.S. Attorney Offices in New York City handle a wide range of federal criminal cases, including drug offenses, fraud, cybercrime, firearms offenses, immigration offenses, and terrorism. The office is known for handling high-profile and complex cases, and the prosecutors have a reputation for being aggressive and experienced.
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Navigating the complexities of federal criminal law can be overwhelming and intimidating. If you have been arrested or charged with a federal crime in New York City, it is important to have an experienced NYC Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer on your side. The Law Offices of Mehdi Essmidi P.L.L.C. is here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.