Federal charges could result in you facing serious penalties. We can protect you from federal authorities such as the FBI, IRS and the DEA.
Federal drug charges can result in fines that reach millions of dollars and prison time. If a person already has a drug offense on their record, a person could be facing life in prison for an interstate trafficking charge.
If a person is charged with tax fraud or tax evasion, they could face up to a $25,000 dollar fine and a year in prison for each year a tax return was not received.
A wise person would call a federal criminal defense attorney at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan if they are ever charged with federal tax fraud or evasion at 616-438-6719.
Racketeering has a broad definition. Any activity that involves being involved with an illegal organization is referred to as racketeering. Racketeering is a felony at the federal level that is pursued under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Act (RICO), resulting in fines, restitution and prison time if convicted.
In addition to the harsh criminal penalties for RICO charges, which are handled at the federal level, any assets that were gained through racketeering must be forfeited. Additionally, the plaintiff may be able to obtain compensation for attorney fees and additional damages depending on the circumstances of the case.
The original intent of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was to fight Mafia crimes. Today, it is much more frequently used as a tool by prosecutors to go after white-collar criminals. RICO charges are often brought in cases involving federal charges relating to white-collar crimes such as:
Federal cases are unique because there are some steps in the process that happens far more frequently than in state cases.
According to The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the federal process can have the following stages:
As you can see, there are a lot of steps in a federal case! If you have any questions, don’t wait to call Shawn today at 616-438-6719.
The punishments for being convicted of a federal crime are too harsh to face alone! You need an aggressive lawyer at your side.
Attorney Shawn Haff
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