Knoxville Federal Crimes Lawyer
Crimes that violate federal law are often committed on federal property or cross state or international borders. These crimes are investigated by federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF),the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Postal Inspector (USPI), to name a few. Each of these agencies has an enormous amount of resources to investigate crimes and the full backing of the United States Government .
The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes complex federal cases in the United States District Court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is well funded and trained in the nuances of federal law. The federal system is patient and meticulous unlike the state system. The federal government will take years to conduct and investigation and only bring charges if convinced it has enough evidence to prosecute. Many federal cases carry severe inflexible penalties which can generate sentences up to life in prison. Individuals convicted of a federal offense will serve 85% of the sentence in the Federal Bureau of Prisons before being eligible for release. A life sentence in the federal system means the you will not likely leave prison alive.
The United States Government has unlimited resources at its disposal. It is important that you have an federal crimes attorney, who is experienced in reviewing evidence collected by the federal government, researching all possible defenses in your case, and accurately interrupting the long and complicated federal sentencing guidelines.
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