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Federal Crimes

Federal crimes refer specifically to offenses that violate U.S. federal laws. They are prosecuted by government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and DEA Compared to state criminal charges, an accusation for a federal crime can result in harsher penalties.

Federal offenses are aggressively pursued and therefore, should not be taken lightly. If you have been arrested for a federal crime, do not wait any longer to retain the services of a skilled Michigan federal criminal lawyer. Dallo Law, P.C. is prepared to provide the aggressive representation you deserve.

Michigan Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are under investigation for a federal crime, we advise you to seek the assistance of a reputable defense law firm in Michigan. Federal cases can be extraordinarily complex and require the knowledge of an attorney whose been practicing criminal law for an extensive amount of time. If you’re prepared to retain an Oakland County lawyer who can advocate aggressively on your behalf, contact J. Dallo at Dallo Law, P.C..

Attorney J. Dallo has handled hundreds of federal criminal investigations. He and his team can work hard to build your defense and strategically work to protect you against unnecessary consequences. Call (248) 283-7000 to schedule a consultation with Dallo Law, P.C. today.

Dallo Law, P.C. serves clients throughout the greater Oakland County and Macomb County area including Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romeo, Novi, and Clinton Township.

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What Crimes Are Federal Offenses?

The United States Code lists the various offenses a person can be charged with if they violate federal law. While federal criminal cases can involve a broad array of allegations under a multitude of different statutes, some of the most common charges Bloomfield Hills criminal defense attorney J. Dallo at Dallo Law, P.C. handles include, but are not limited to:

  • Federal White-Collar Crimes
    • Bank Fraud
    • Insurance Fraud
    • Wire Fraud
    • Mail Fraud
    • Laundering of Monetary Instruments
    • Securities Fraud
    • Health Care Fraud
    • RICO
    • Forgery
  • Federal Weapons Crimes
    • Trafficking in Firearm
    • Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person
    • Sale of a Firearm to a Prohibited Person
    • Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug or Violent Crime

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Penalties for Federal Crimes

When a person is accused of committing of a federal offense, his or her penalties can result in grievous fines and imprisonment in federal prison. It’s important to note the specific punishment for the crime is based on the severity of the offense, the defendant’s past convictions, criminal history, and more.

Per 18 U.S. Code § 3559, federal sentencing classifications are as listed:

Type of Federal Offense Incarceration
Class A Felony Life imprisonment / Death penalty
Class B Felony 25 years or more
Class C Felony 10-25 years
Class D Felony 5-10 years
Class E Felony 1-5 years
Class A Misdemeanor 6 months – 1 year
Class B Misdemeanor 30 days – 6 months
Class C Misdemeanor 5 – 30 days


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Federal RICO Charges

RICO stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The act, passed in 1970, is utilized to target organized crime in the US. RICO involves 35 crimes including murder, kidnapping, slavery, human trafficking, and white-collar offenses such as embezzlement, money laundering, and bribery.

According to 18 U.S. Code § 1962, It is unlawful for anyone employed by or associated with any enterprise to participate, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of such enterprise’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity or collection of unlawful debt. Those charged under the RICO Act can face severe punishments, which include up to 20 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

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Federal Child Pornography Charges

The laws against child pornography are some of the strictest in the federal court system. Federal law (18 U.S.C. § 2252) makes it a federal offense to possess, distribute, or transport child pornography – which is defined as any visual imagery that depicts a minor under 18 years old in a sexual situation for the purpose of sexual stimulation.

Any person who violates this statute may face 15 to 30 years of imprisonment. However, prior convictions will cause any convicted offender to face more severe penalties. For example, if the defendant has one prior conviction, he or she may face 25 to 50 years of incarceration. With two or more prior convictions, the defendant may face a minimum sentence of 35 years and up to a maximum sentence of life in prison 

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Additional Resources

FBI: Federal Criminal Justice Process – Access the official website for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to view a description of the federal criminal justice process. You can read information regarding each step, such as the pretrial stage, the trial, and post-trial proceedings.

Federal Crime Statutes – Access the official website for the Legal Information Institute (LII) to read statutes for federal crimes such as mail fraud, kidnapping, perjury, racketeering, robbery, burglary, treason, and more. You can view penalties for each offense.

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Oakland County Federal Crime Lawyer | Bloomfield Hills, MI

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a federal crime in Michigan, contact Dallo Law, P.C.. Federal offenses can bring heavy sentences, and you should have a highly skilled defense attorney at your side. J. Dallo of Dallo Law, P.C. is a knowledgeable federal crime lawyer who can utilize his experience, resources, and dedication to create a formidable defense against your charges.

Call Dallo Law, P.C. at (248) 283-7000 to obtain the answers to all of your legal questions today. Attorney J. Dallo and his legal team accepts federal cases throughout the state of Michigan including Macomb County and Oakland County.

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