Federal Criminal Defense in Miami
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What Agency Will Be Investigating and Prosecuting a Federal Offense?

Are you under investigation for allegedly committing a federal crime? Are you wondering what agency will be investigating or prosecuting your case? Our Miami-based law firm provides hard-hitting legal representation to those individuals who have found themselves under investigation, arrested or charged with committing a federal offense. You do not need to live here in Miami for you to avail yourself of our legal services. Our Miami federal criminal attorney has successfully defended the rights of hundreds of individuals throughout the United States and we stand ready to be the aggressive advocate you need as well.

What federal agencies investigate and prosecute federal offenses?

Cases involving federal crimes and violations of federal statutes may be investigated by one of the following government agencies: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Immigrations & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the Secret Service. The U.S. Attorney's Office is the agency that generally prosecutes federal charges, however there are instances when a prosecutor from the Department of Justice or other government agency may be called in to prosecute a case. With all of the resources these agencies have at their disposal, hiring a proven federal criminal lawyer is a must.

Are federal crimes ever investigated by local authorities?

State and local authorities are the ones who are tasked with investigating criminal acts in violation of state laws and statutes. In some instances a state charge may evolve into a federal charge. Once an individual's actions have been determined to be in violation of federal law, the appropriate federal agency will take over the investigation and prosecute the case. On rare occasions, a state agency may be asked to aid in a federal investigation.

Is there a way to successfully fight federal charges?

There are a number of defense strategies which can be used to help an individual successfully fight federal charges. With more than two decades of federal criminal defense experience and having defended no less than 400 criminal cases in federal courts, we are well qualified to fight whatever federal charges you face.

Will I have to hire a federal criminal attorney to defend me in federal court?

If you are facing federal charges, you will need to hire an attorney who has experience representing federal cases. Federal cases are far more complex than state cases and not all attorneys can provide a hard-hitting defense in federal court. We can help you level the playing field and give you a much greater chance of attaining the results you seek.

We realize you may be feeling frightened or a little overwhelmed and that is normal. Rest assured that we have faced all different types of federal agencies over the years. We come prepared and we fight hard to get our clients the justice they deserve. We are extremely discreet with our legal services and maintaining confidentiality for our clients is of the utmost importance. We also offer flexible payment arrangements. To find out more about how we can help you, call the Law Offices of Paul D. Petruzzi, P.A. PA at once.