Federal Crimes

Some cases can be prosecuted in either State Court or Federal Court. Most criminal charges are filed in State Court and are prosecuted by the local county attorney. However, a number of serious crimes are considered Federal offenses and are prosecuted in U.S. District Court by the U.S. attorney. Generally, Federal crimes are considered to be more serious, and can result in substantially longer penalties.

If you have been charged with, or are under investigation for a Federal crime, you should be aware that many criminal defense attorneys do not represent defendants charged with Federal crimes. U.S. District Courts have their own sentencing guidelines, rules of evidence, and procedures. Fortunately, Glenn P. Bruder represents persons being investigated or charged with Federal crimes. He is among the attorneys selected by the U.S. Public Defender and appointed by U.S. District Court judges and magistrates to defend individuals in U.S. District Court when the Federal Public Defender is unable to do so. Mr. Bruder has represented many defendants in U.S. District Court.

Some examples of Federal crimes include:

  • Serious drug crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Wire and mail fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Bank Fraud
  • Child pornography
  • Healthcare/Insurance fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Human trafficking/prostitution
  • Weapons possessions and trafficking
  • Computer crimes
  • Kidnapping

In addition to severe legal punishment, these charges may have collateral consequences which can effect employment, the right to possess firearms and immigration status.

What should I do if I have been accused of a Federal crime?

If you have been charged with a Federal crime, or are being investigated by Federal authorities, you need an effective and experienced Federal criminal defense lawyer. In order to avoid serious and unwanted penalties, it is extremely important to hire a knowledgeable and respected attorney as quickly as possible to obtain the best possible result. Glenn P. Bruder has extensive experience in handling Federal criminal cases, and is available to assist you.