At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our team of Florida federal criminal defense attorneys has the capability and experience to help you navigate the complex and daunting legal framework of federal crimes. We are prepared to mount a fierce and well-orchestrated defense to get your federal charges dropped or reduced as far as possible.

Defining Federal Crimes vs. Florida State Crimes

State prosecutors in state court handle most crimes, ranging from drug possession and embezzlement to sexual assault and murder. Alternatively, cases that involve a violation of federal criminal law or pose a threat to national interests are handled by federal courts. These cases typically involve serious offenses, such as:

  • Major drug crimes
  • Racketeering
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Theft of government property
  • Child pornography
  • Fraud against the US government
  • Crimes under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Other violations of federal criminal statutes

Long and complex fraud investigations are handled by the federal court systems as well, such as:

  • Wire fraud
  • Cybercrimes
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Healthcare and insurance fraud
  • Criminal copyright violations
  • Bank fraud

Federal penalties are often more severe as compared to state penalties. If convicted on a federal charge, you may be sent to federal prison and face harsh mandatory minimum sentences.

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We can Fight Your Federal Charges in Florida

If you’re charged with a federal offense or are under federal investigation, we strongly advise you to immediately consult with the federal criminal attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett. We are a leading criminal defense law firm in Florida and have handled most types of federal charges successfully, including:

  • Securities Fraud
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Rico Racketeering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Federal Tax Fraud
  • Drug Smuggling
  • Violent Crimes
  • Money Laundering
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Mail Fraud
  • Bank Fraud

Carlson Meissner & Hayslett is a federal criminal defense firm with over 50 years of experience helping clients obtain the best possible outcomes, even in the most complicated cases.

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Navigating Different Stages of the Federal Criminal Justice Process

There are three stages to the federal criminal justice process – federal investigation, grand jury subpoena, and criminal trial. You need an attorney that deploys different legal strategies at every step. You have a legal right to suggest that you did not commit the crime or did not willingly commit the crime. Stemming from this, you and your attorney must provide viable evidence supporting this claim.

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Choose the Most Results-Driven Federal Crime Defense Law Firm with a Track Record of Favorable Verdicts

At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our experienced and capable criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to upholding the rights of the accused in complex federal criminal cases. Our attorneys have the legal knowledge, resources, and network to prepare a robust defense and the courtroom experience to fight aggressively and obtain satisfactory results for our clients. Let us fight to protect your future. Call us at (727) 306-0273 or write to us online to set up your free and confidential consultation with us.

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