Formidable Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Claremore Clients in Federal Cases
If you are arrested for a crime, local or state police may turn your case over to federal authorities if it is determined you broke federal law. If this happens, you are dealing with the big guns in law enforcement and need to retain the best criminal defense attorney you can find. As a result of serving as a public defender for many years, Matthew Tarvin is keenly aware of how easily these cases can turn from bad to worse. His job is to provide the strongest possible defense and ensure your rights are protected.
Understanding Federal Prosecution
Generally speaking, federal prosecutors are assigned to fewer cases than local prosecutors and also have access to a greater amount of resources. Since federal statutes of limitation are typically longer than state statutes, they typically also spend much more time building a case against you. This could be happening before you even suspect that you are in legal trouble. By the time charges are brought, a substantial amount of incriminating evidence may have been collected and processed.
What Constitutes a Federal Crime?
As you can probably infer, federal crimes violate federal laws instead of state or municipal laws. Furthermore, crimes committed on federal property or across multiple state lines will be tried in federal court. Examples of federal crimes include, but certainly are not limited to:
- Crimes against children
- Embezzlement & insider trading
- Currency counterfeiting & money laundering
- Civil rights violations
- Drug & sex trafficking
- Voter fraud & interfering with elections
- Insurance fraud