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A federal offense is a crime that violates U.S. federal legislation or a crime committed on U.S. federal property. These crimes are handled in the federal court system, and the process varies significantly from charges brought in the Arizona state court system.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a federal offense, it is important to retain an attorney with experience in the federal court system.

Any type of crime can result in a federal offense, and federal prosecutors will file charges if a solid case exists. The penalties for federal offense are often mandatory and can be harsh. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be needed to negotiate for a dismissal or reduction of the charges, or to mount a detailed and aggressive defense if the case goes to trial.

Federal Charges
Federal charges can be brought for any type of crime, but especially in cases of:
Identity TheftIdentity theft
Mortgage and bank fraudMortgage and bank fraud
Bribery and corruptionBribery and corruption
Tax offensesTax offenses
Mail fraud or other mail-related chargesMail fraud or other mail-related charges
Art theftArt theft
Identity TheftImmigration offenses



If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with a DUI or other crime by state or federal authorities, it is important to take these steps RIGHT AWAY:
  1. Cooperate with the arresting officer and be polite.
  2. Contact our law firm immediately for experienced representation and guidance on how to proceed.
  3. Do not submit to any tests or questioning until your lawyer is present.
  4. Do not speak to anyone about the incident.
  5. Do not give a written or recorded statement either in person or over the phone.
  6. Make notes for yourself and your attorney about the details of the incident. Keep these notes confidential between you and your attorney.
Be sure to include:
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