Florida Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Being targeted in a criminal investigation is scary. Finding out the Federal Government is conducting the investigation is ever scarier. Being arrested is the scariest.

The U.S. Government and its various law enforcement agencies have unlimited resources and manpower at their disposal. They get to prosecute taxpaying defendants with their own money. Meanwhile, you and thousands of other defendants across the country have to spend your own hard-earned money defending yourselves. The deck is stacked against you, but we are here to help you even the odds.

Usually, in federal cases, a defendant has been followed, investigated, and harassed for months, sometimes years. Often, they investigate not just the defendant, but their business, their business associates, and sometimes even their families. By the time the Federal Government files an indictment or information against an individual, formally charging them with a crime, the case has already been thoroughly prepared. Whereas in most state cases, the investigation occurs after formal criminal charges have been brought against a defendant. Their complexity, and the investigation process, greatly affects how federal cases are handled and is one reason why an experienced federal defense attorney is crucial. While federal charges may mirror state charges, the process and available defenses can differ significantly and require specialized experience.

When the U.S. Attorney’s Office files charges, the charges are either filed by an information or an indictment. If they file felony charges, the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution requires that the indictment come from a grand jury. If a defendant is charged with a misdemeanor, the U.S. Attorney’s office can file an Information. An Information is just a basic filing that states a defendant has engaged in illegal conduct. Additionally, a defendant can agree to waive the grand jury indictment requirement. An experienced federal defense attorney will go over the pros and cons surrounding this decision, and help to formulate the best strategy for your case.

Once an individual is arrested, he or she is taken, without unnecessary delay, before a magistrate judge so that the judge can advise the defendant of the charges filed against them. The defendant is advised of their right to retain an attorney or have one appointed if they qualify. Bond and pretrial release are also usually addressed at this initial hearing.

Discovery is federal cases, unlike state court, is very limited. This is another important reason why a defendant needs to hire an experienced federal criminal lawyer.

At GMV Law Group, we have worked hard to develop a reputation for handling these complicated cases with an attention to detail. We take the time necessary in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

If you or someone you know is facing prosecution in federal court, please contact our office as soon as possible. The federal criminal process moves quickly and time is of the essence.

We handle the following types of federal cases:

  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Offenses
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Immigration Offenses
  • Bank Robbery
  • Criminal Enterprises
  • Computer Fraud
  • Internet Fraud
  • Antitrust Violations
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Wire Fraud
  • Phone Fraud
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Banking Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Environmental Law Violation
  • Mail Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Tax Evasion
  • Government Fraud
  • Financial Fraud
  • Insider Trading
  • Securities Fraud
  • Alien Smuggling
  • False Statement
  • Kickbacks
  • Bribery
  • Public Corruption
  • Counterfeiting
  • Money Laundering
  • Economic Espionage
  • Embezzlement

Contact GMV Law Group for a free consultation today if you need proven defense against federal charges in Florida!

The U.S. government often referred to as the “federal” government, has decided to classify certain activities as “criminal.” These federal crimes are tried in federal courts and are subject to special federal rules of procedure. If you are accused of a federal crime, you should enlist the services of the experienced federal defense lawyers at GMV Law Group. We understand how federal courts work and how to navigate their complicated procedures.

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