Bend Federal Crime Lawyer
Accused of a Federal Crime in Deschutes County? Call Ward Grover.
Crimes prosecuted at the federal level carry severe penalties that are often worse than those at the state level. Our Bend federal criminal defense lawyers have experience handling these types of cases and understand what you are facing if you’re charged with a federal crime in Deschutes County.
We can use this experience to help you. We believe in providing clients with compassionate legal representation that aggressively defends their rights and best interests. When you hire Ward Grover to handle your criminal case, you can be sure you are working with lawyers you can trust.
To discuss your case with an experienced federal crime lawyer, contact Ward Grover at (541) 312-5150. We offer free consultations and the possibility of a same-day appointment, availability permitting.
What Is a Federal Crime?
A federal criminal offense is one that violates federal laws or is alleged to have occurred on property belonging to the federal government. Common federal crimes include counterfeiting, bank fraud, kidnapping, money laundering, and racketeering. Some circumstances around what would otherwise be state-level crimes – such as crossing state lines – can land a case in federal court.
Several federal agencies are involved in investigating federal crimes are:
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
- Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The circumstances of your case will determine which federal agency investigates it. The US Attorney's Office prosecutes most federal cases, but you may also find yourself dealing with the Department of Justice. Regardless of which federal agency you are dealing with, if you suspect you are under investigation or you have already been charged with a federal crime in Deschutes County, you must secure legal representation as soon as possible. These agencies have many resources available to them, and they pursue cases aggressively.
Federal Crimes vs. State Crimes
In most cases, crimes such as drug possession, embezzlement, and murder are considered violations of state law, which means they are handled by state prosecutors in state courts. The federal courts, on the other hand, handle cases involving federal criminal law or the national interest, including major drug cases, counterfeiting, cybercrimes, healthcare and insurance fraud, racketeering, obstruction of justice, child pornography, theft of government property, and government fraud, such as Medicare fraud and government contract fraud.
The following types of cases are handled by federal courts and prosecutors:
- A number of federal criminal statutes have been violated, including wire fraud, foreign corrupt practices act, child pornography, and healthcare fraud, among others
- The investigation of long and complex fraud cases involving crimes such as tax evasion, securities fraud, cybercrime, copyright violations and bank fraud.
- It is important to keep in mind that federal penalties are generally harsher than state penalties. A person who is convicted of a federal crime may face harsh mandatory minimum sentences and imprisonment in federal prison.
Our Bend, OR Attorneys Are Committed to You
Federal charges are no laughing matter and should always be taken seriously. At Ward Grover, we treat every federal crime case in Deschutes County with respect and give every client personalized attention. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to federal defense.
When you hire one of our federal crime attorneys in Bend, you become our priority. We are a client-focused criminal defense firm. Our goal is to provide you with the legal representation that helps you feel confident in court.
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We Handle Cases at Both State and Federal Levels
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We Have over 50 Years of Combined Experience
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