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Many criminal cases take place in Florida state courts. The federal government also has the power to arrest you and charge you with a federal crime. The federal courts in Miami is one of the busiest in the nation. Hundreds of federal prosecutors and federal agents work in South Florida full-time investigating and prosecuting crimes.  Federal criminal laws are very different than state laws, setting out different types of charges and different penalties for convicted offenders. If you have been accused of a federal crime in Miami, our federal crimes lawyers can help.

Federal investigators and prosecutors focus on more serious and larger cases and, therefore, the penalties are generally more serious in federal criminal court also called the United States District Court. Anyone who is under federal investigation or is facing a federal criminal charge should consult with a highly experienced Miami federal criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our federal crimes lawyers have experienced all types of federal crimes. They know how to build the strongest defense possible!

Our experienced lawyers handle all aspects of Federal criminal cases:

  • Federal Bail Bonds
  • Evidence in Federal Courts
  • False Statements
  • Federal Environmental Crime
  • Federal Grand Jury
  • Firearm and Gun Crimes
  • Frozen Assets and Bank Accounts
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Seized Property

What Are Federal Hate Crimes?

Federal law hate crimes are defined as causing bodily injury to another because of that person’s race, color, religion, or another protected characteristic. Bodily harm is classified as a cut, abrasion, physical pain, or illness. An inury that is purely emotional or psychological in nature is not considered a bodily injury.

What Are Protected Characteristics?

It is against the law to discriminate against somebody because of the following characteristics:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Disability

Those who are accused of hate crimes face a series of harsh penalties, including life in prison and financial penalties. If you have been charged with a hate crime, it is crucial to retain experienced federal crimes lawyers who can help protect your rights. The statute is called The Shepard Byrd Act.

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Establishing Federal Jurisdiction

Defendants convicted of this offense can be sentenced to up to ten years in prison. If a death resulted from the defendant’s action or the offense involved any of the following crimes, he or she faces a life sentence:

  • Kidnapping
  • Attempted kidnapping
  • Aggravated sexual abuse
  • An attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse
  • Attempted murder

Regardless of the result of the alleged offense, a person cannot properly be charged under the federal statute unless the conduct occurred during the travel of the defendant or victim:

  • Across a state line or national border
  • While using an instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce

If a defendant’s conduct does not satisfy either of these requirements, he or she can still be charged under the federal law if he or she:

  • Used an instrumentality of interstate commerce
  • Used a dangerous weapon that had traveled in interstate or foreign commerce

Finally, a defendant can be charged under federal law if his or her conduct:

  • Interfered with economic activity in which the victim was engaged
  • Affected interstate or foreign commerce

Discuss Your Case With Experienced Miami Federal Crimes Lawyers Today

Federal criminal cases can be complex with extensive investigation and evidence against you. In addition, the penalties can be severe for many federal crime convictions. The procedures in federal criminal court vary significantly from state criminal court, so it is important that you have federal crimes lawyers on your side who are thoroughly familiar with the procedural rules as well as the substantive laws.

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