Alaska Attorneys · RICO, Fraud, Drug Trafficking
Federal offences are prosecuted under federal criminal law as opposed to state law. Federal offences are investigated by federal law enforcement as well, including the FBI and other federal agencies.
Some criminal offences are listed under Title 18 and Title 26 of the United States Code. For instance, tax evasion and certain banned firearms fall under Title of the Code.
Other federal offences include kidnapping, bank robbery, credit card fraud, carjacking, mail fraud, certain cybercrime, federal hate crimes, child pornography and identity theft.
For most drug-related offences, there are mandatory minimums that may be enforced if federal law is invoked.
Additional examples of federal offences include:
- Abusive sexual contact
- Airplane hijacking
- Aggravated sexual abuse
- Stock exchange price fixing
- Contempt of court
- Drug smuggling
- Female genital mutilation
- Injuring an officer
- Aiming a laser an aircraft
- Bombing matters
- Bank larceny
- Price fixing
- Damage to religious property
- Drug trafficking
- Forced labor, and many more.
While the list above is not exhaustive, its an example of how diverse federal offences are.
As there are certain federal offences that result in the death penalty, it is important to understand the offense you have been charged with and possible penalties and time.
If you are under investigation for or have been charged with a crime in the federal courts, you want an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to protect your constitutional rights. The federal laws and rules differ substantially from those of the state of Alaska. You want an attorney who has successfully defended people in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska.
At the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan, we have defended people in Alaska since 1984. We are experienced, skilled and knowledgeable trial lawyers who take a straightforward approach to the defense of federal crimes. We will carefully explain the law and process, as well as your options and likelihood of success, so that you can make informed decisions about your future and your freedom.
Need a criminal defense attorney for your federal charge or conviction? Our attorneys offer expert help and will answer any specific questions you may have about your case.
Our Federal Crimes Defense Practice
We handle all matters related to the defense of federal crimes, starting with an exhaustive investigation of the facts and circumstances of your arrest. We will carefully review the conduct of police and prosecutors to ensure that there was probable cause for any search or seizure, and that you were properly advised of your rights before making any statements. We will also question all potential witnesses, so that we can identify possible defense arguments and assess the credibility of any testimony against you.
We handle the defense of all types of federal crimes, including:
- Violation of drug laws
- White collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, money laundering or forgery
- RICO violations – We will defend you on charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
- Federal weapons charges
Now’s the time to get help if you’ve been charged with a federal crime.
We provide a private consultation to every prospective client. To set up an appointment with an experienced Anchorage federal defense lawyer, contact our office by e-mail or call us toll free at (907) 276-8008. We accept all major credit cards.