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Federal Crimes Lawyer in Miami

Defending Serious Federal Criminal Charges

Federal crimes differ from other types of crimes in that they are illegal under United States federal legislation, as opposed to state law. Because of this, federal criminal charges are prosecuted differently than other types of offenses. If you have been arrested or charged with a federal crime, it is important that you seek legal representation from an attorney with experience in this area of law. The Law Office of Thomas W. Mote II, PA has extensive experience handling a wide variety of federal criminal cases. As your Miami federal crimes attorney, Thomas Mote can provide you with the honest legal counsel and the aggressive defense you need.

Contact the firm online or by phone at (305) 374-6683 to discuss your situation with Attorney Thomas Mote today.

What Are the Penalties for Federal Crimes?

Many different offenses fall under the umbrella of federal crimes, including kidnapping, credit card fraud, identity theft, tax evasion, bank robbery, child pornography, and certain types of drug crimes. Computer crimes, weapons possession, counterfeiting, and many other types of offenses can also be charged as federal crimes.

Like other types of offenses, federal criminal convictions carry wide-ranging penalties. Federal crimes are broken into different types and classes. The penalties vary based on the type and class of the charge, as well as other relevant factors.

For example, mandatory minimum penalties for drug crimes are tied to the type of drug and the quantity involved. For example, possession of more than 25 lbs. and/or more than 300 plants of marijuana is a 3-year mandatory minimum prison sentence with a maximum of 30-years of imprisonment. Other drugs follow a similar schedule when specific thresholds are met in terms of quantity and can increase if there are qualifying prior convictions on a defendant's record. You can learn more about minimum mandatory drug sentences by clicking here.

Similarly, convictions for drug trafficking carry minimum mandatory sentences based on the type and amount of drug, based on if it is a defendant's first or subsequent conviction. You can learn more by reviewing the sentencing guidelines here.

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Why Hire Thomas W. Mote, II PA

  • Over 17 Years' Experience

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