Rudy Ramjeawan, Federal Offense Crimes

A Federal Offense Crime is very serious and requires a specialized legal defense team to defeat or lessen the charges.

What is a Federal Offense? It is an act that has been identified as illegal by the United States Legislature. These are crimes that are not addressed under State or local laws, however they can be charged in conjunction with State or local laws, under certain circumstances.

Who investigates Federal Offense Cases?

  • The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Drug Enforcement Agency.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • United State Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Internal Revenue Service.
  • Secret Service.

There is a wide range of crimes that are handled by these Federal agencies. Some examples are mail fraud, aircraft hijacking, kidnapping, bank robbery, child pornography, credit card fraud, identity theft, computer crimes, hate crimes, racketeering crimes, tax evasion, counterfeiting, wire tapping, election fraud, the attempt or assassination of a President and crimes on Federal property such as natural parks or military operations.

Who decides the jurisdiction of the crime?

Generally, if the crime occurs within the States’ boundaries, it is prosecuted by the State. But if the crime violates both State and Federal laws, both Governments can bring charges against the defendant. If the crime occurs over state lines, it is prosecuted by the Federal Government.

Criminal Defendants have rights!

The 5th Amendment and 6th Amendment of the Constitution guarantees the rights of criminal defendants. If you are being charged with a Federal Crime, the Law Office of Rudy Ramjeawan, in Kissimmee, Florida, can protect your rights. Your Constitutional rights include;

  1. The prosecution must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
  2. The right to remain silent.
  3. The right to have a public trial.
  4. The right to a trial by jury.
  5. The right to a speedy trial.
  6. The right to be represented by an Attorney.
  7. The right to receive adequate representation.
  8. The right not to be charged twice for the same offense.
  9. The right to cross examine witnesses.
  10. The right to face your accuser.

If you are charged with a Federal Offense, there are many strategies that can be explored and used successfully, both pre-trial and during your trial. During the pre-trial investigation, it is possible to have the charges dismissed or lessened. In the event that the Prosecutor has strong evidence, an Attorney can perhaps negotiate a plea bargain, to a lesser charge.

An entrapment defense can prove successful if you can prove that a Government official led you to believe that the crime was legal. A Public Authority defense is appropriate if you were acting on behalf of a Law Enforcement professional. There is the Alibi defense, if you were somewhere else at the time that the crime was committed. It is a defense if you are defending yourself or others from an assault and you engage in a criminal act to do so. Misidentification is a viable defense, as eyewitness accounts are often unreliable and subjective. For a high profile crime, there can be a dismissal of a case if the chosen venue is unable to provide an impartial jury. Voluntary intoxication can be submitted as a defense, as it can be argued that a defendant lacked capacity to understand his actions in their entirety. These are just a few of the ways that an experienced Attorney can assist you

If you are being investigated for a Federal Offense Case, let our seasoned litigation Attorneys start working aggressively on your behalf right away. We want to preserve your innocence. Call Rudy Ramjeawan!

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Begin the process of clearing your name and defending your rights today. Whether you’re in Orlando, Kissimmee, St. Cloud or anywhere in Florida, call the Ramjeawan Law Group, P.A., at 407-348-7839 for your FREE initial consultation. Walk-in clients are always welcome, too.