Fighting Federal Crimes Charged By The U.S. District Court For The District Of New Jersey
Criminal federal charges are serious, and if convicted, come with severe consequences that include harsh fines and strict sentencing guidelines that can result in lengthy prison sentences served in federal institutions. I founded The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen in Haddonfield after serving as prosecuting for 15 years, which included experience as a district attorney in the Attorney General’s Office pursuing federal criminal charges. With over 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system, if you have been charged with a federal crime in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, I can help.
The Difference Between A State And Federal Offense
Criminal activity can violate the criminal laws as defined by the state of New Jersey. But certain crimes can also violate federal laws. For example, if the criminal activity crossed state lines or used the U.S. postal service or cyberspace to commit the crime, it can be charged as a federal crime. If a federal agency, like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was involved with the investigation of the criminal activity, then the crime can be charged under the U.S. District courts and prosecuted as a federal crime. Federal crimes require that sentences be served in any of the federal institutions that exist across the country and follow strict sentencing guidelines that can require steep fines and long periods of incarceration.
Criminal Defense Attorney Fighting Serious Federal Charges
There are a wide variety of federal crimes, including:
- White collar criminal activity like securities fraud, mail fraud, cyber fraud and embezzlement schemes
- Drug crimes like possession, distribution and trafficking, manufacturing and intent to sell
- Violent crimes like kidnapping and bank robbery
- Sex crimes like the sexual exploitation of a child, sex trafficking and child pornography
Federal Child Pornography Crimes And Criminal Activity
It is a violation of federal laws to produce, distribute, receive or possess an image that contains child pornographic material. A conviction of producing child porn can result a statutory minimum prison sentence of 15 years (and up to 30 years) in prison in addition to fines for a first-time conviction. Being convicted of transporting child pornography across state lines can mean a minimum prison sentence of five years (and up to 20 years) in prison in addition to fines, for a first-time conviction. Aggravating circumstances can increase the prison sentence and fines even more.
Charged With A Federal Crime? Call Today.
If you are facing federal criminal charges, these charges are serious and require an experienced criminal defense attorney. Call 856-754-5501 today or send an email through the online form to schedule a free, initial consultation. I look forward to talking with you further about your case, answering your questions and explaining more about how I can prepare a defense on your behalf.