Defending Federal Crimes & Felonies
The Blanch Law Firm’s practice focuses most of its resources on the defense of criminal allegations and investigations brought in federal court through the U.S. Attorney’s Office of New York, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) working together with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the United States Marshalls Service, the FBI or ATF as well as other federal agencies prosecuting crimes at the federal level.
At the federal level, it is especially crucial to have a good criminal lawyer, or even legal team, on your side. This means retaining an attorney with experience in dealing with the federal criminal system. Federal investigations and prosecutions are well funded, well organized and designed to gather and marshall a great deal of evidence against their targets before an arrest is made. For this reason it is crucial that you are upfront and honest with your federal criminal defense lawyers from the outset. The FBI, for example, may conduct surveillance for over a year before making an arrest. They may have wire taps with recorded conversations. Others may be working as informants. At the outset, your criminal defense lawyer will have only you to rely on for information. As the case progresses your attorneys may conduct their own private criminal investigation through private detectives and the discovery process, but you are always the best source of information. The last thing you want is for the prosecution to know more about the case than your federal defense lawyers because you were not completely honest with them.
Within this arena of federal criminal defense, our lawyers defend all federal criminal charges stemming from the following allegations.
■All federal criminal cases (misdemeanors and felonies), including:
■Federal Criminal Matters
■Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud
■Toxic Waste Dumping
■Crimes Against the Environment
■Drug Trafficking and Drug Sales
■Racketeering / RICO
■Conspiracy and other Organized Crime Charges
■Bribery of Public Official
■Import / Export of Stolen Vehicles and other Import Crimes
However, the above list is not exhaustive. It should also be noted that the vast majority of federal criminal cases are prosecuted on theories involving conspiracy, wire fraud and mail fraud, and RICO.
It is important to note that a conviction on a federal crime does not invoke double jeopardy for collateral state prosectution. A defendant accused of federal crime might also be exposed to state criminal liability. The opposite is also true. Although the Eastern District of New York’s U.S. Attorney’s Office is said to have in internal policy not to prosecute cases handled at the state level, the same cannot be said for state prosecutions of federal convictions. Therefore, state and federal liability will depend on the internal policies of each state, or sometimes, district’s attorney’s offices.
The Blanch Law Firm and its federal criminal defense lawyers, based in New York’s Madison Avenue, defend clients against an array of federal criminal charges througout New York’s federal criminal court system including Brooklyn, Bronx, Long Island, Queens and Manhattan in the Southern Distrcict and Eastern Districts of New York.