Federal Crime Overview

Federal Crime Overview

Texas Federal Criminal Attorney

What is a Federal Crime?

Federal crimes are defined as offenses that violate the laws of the United States. As opposed to state or local offenses (defined by state and local law), federal crimes have a broader scope that transcends local communities and affects the national interest.  Federal prosecutors, also known as United States Attorneys, manage federal crimes and the penalties that surpass the severity of state sentences. As a Former Prosecutor , Texas Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Brent Mayr has experience understanding both the prosecution and the defense in all types of crimes. The majority of federal offenses relate to any of the three following categories:

  • Drugs (possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing)
  • Economic offenses (white collar crimes, fraud, tax evasion)
  • Immigration offenses

Being investigated for a federal crime can have devastating effects that lead you to face harsh sentences in prison.

Brent Mayr is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney, Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Brent Mayr will aggressively fight to protect your rights from federal repercussions, using his years of experience as a former prosecutor and his unmatched knowledge in the field. Call Brent Mayr today at our Houston, Texas office (713) 808-9613 or contact us online.

Learn more about the Federal Practice Areas that Brent Mayr deals with at TXFederalDefense.com.

What is the penalty for a federal crime?

Because federal crimes violate federal law, penalties are more stiff and severe, with little or no opportunity for parole. The penalty for a federal crime will vary depending on the type of criminal offense, the amount related to the offense, the number of individuals involved, and/or damage caused.  These factors, among several others, are set forth in the United States Sentencing Guidelines which are followed by United States Attorneys, federal probation officials, and, most importantly, federal judges.  In many federal offenses, in addition to pushing for the harshest sentence under the federal sentencing guidelines, federal prosecutors may try to enforce a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, 15 years in prison and all the way up to life in prison or even the death penalty.  An experienced, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney like Brent Mayr can work to eliminate or reduce the penalties for an individual facing criminal charges in federal court.

If you or a loved one is being investigated for a federal crime, it is imperative that you seek legal representation. This information is for general information purposes only and the content herein presented will in no case replace an attorney’s legal advice.

Why should I contact Brent Mayr if I suspect I’m being investigated for a criminal offense?

Federal offenses vary greatly in scope. Unlike many common crimes, there are several federal offenses that most do not even know exist.  Likewise, many individuals and companies under investigation for federal crimes never know they are even under investigation.  Once you are notified that you are a target of an investigation — or even suspect that you are a target of an investigation — it is extremely important that you are represented by Brent Mayr, as the federal government zealously investigates individuals suspected of criminal offenses and gathers as much evidence as possible to use against the suspect, many times before charges are filed or the individual is notified that they are a target of an investigation.  What you may think is an innocent and normal transaction might be evidence or tests that the government will use against you.

It is imperative to contact a Federal Crime Attorney like Brent Mayr, because as government agents try to obtain as much evidence as possible to use for their case, they might also be violating your Constitutional rights by gathering evidence through unreasonable searches and seizures.  You need Brent Mayr, an attorney who can make the law work in your favor by investigating where law enforcement has violated your rights.  Brent Mayr is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor, specialized in federal criminal offenses and ready to step in and represent you while keeping your rights and options as a priority.

Brent Mayr also has the distinguished privilege of being a member of the CJA Panel for the Southern District of Texas.  The panel consists of a limited number of federal criminal defense attorneys who are selected by federal judges and other attorneys through a rigorous selection process to represent indigent individuals accused of federal crimes.  This “select list” of attorneys is a good source of determining the “Who’s who” of federal criminal defense practice.

When it comes to being investigated for a criminal offense or facing criminal charges, obtaining strong, competent, and experienced representation can’t wait.  Contact Board Certified Attorney, Brent Mayr, by calling (713) 808-9613 or contact us online.

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