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Top Four Common Federal Crimes

Federal CrimesAlthough the majority of crimes are prosecuted at the state level in Florida, the federal government has jurisdiction over some kinds of criminal acts. Criminal defendants are most likely tried in federal court for violating federal law or for any acts that are illegal at the federal and the state level.

Since federal prosecutions tend to lead to stricter sentences, it is critical to work with a knowledgeable attorney who is well versed in managing federal criminal defense. Here are several of the most common federal crimes individuals are charged with according to data compiled by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Drug Crimes

Drug offenses are one area where federal courts frequently pursue prosecutions, especially in cases involving drug trafficking and drug distribution.

There are so many individuals serving prison sentences associated with drug related crimes that there have been many efforts to reduce the number of drug related convictions and prosecutions because of prison overcrowding.

facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, a drug crime is a serious matter in Florida. An attorney should always be retained to protect your rights.

Immigration Crimes

Immigration related offenses account for a vast majority of federal law violations. These are in fact the fastest growing kind of federal violations today. Within the past ten years, federal prosecutions for immigration related violations have increased by more than 150%.

Fraud Crimes

Although white collar crimes may initially seem less serious than violent crimes, there is no question that any federal prosecutor tackles these cases aggressively. Corporate officers and individuals are frequently the ones charged with fraud related crimes.

Weapons Crimes

If you commit any crime with a firearm or a weapon your chances of serving prison time increase significantly. Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice determined that 93% of federal offenders who committed a crime using a firearm or with a firearm on their person were ultimately sentenced to prison.

Consult with An Experienced Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you have recently been charged with any kind of a crime in Florida, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney. Don’t wait to get help as you could compromise your ability to have effective representation.

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Author: M. G. Hansen

Marcia Giordano Hansen has been practicing law for almost 20 years. During this time, she has worked for the government at the Miami Dade Public Defender’s office representing indigent clients accused for state criminal offense; for an insurance defense firm wherein she represented doctors sued for medical malpractice and entities sued for negligence; and for a private white collar criminal defense firm practicing white collar crime defending individuals accused of social security fraud, Medicare fraud, drug trafficking and other federal crimes.

Her wide range of knowledge in these different areas of law, coupled with the teachings of some of the most well respected legal minds in the country gives her a unique skill set which has benefited all of her clients resulting in victory and success in each case she has handled.

Mrs. Hansen, in her own practice, has handled criminal defense cases, personal injury cases and real estate disputes. She speaks Spanish, French and is proficient in Italian which enables her to represent clients from all over the world. She is dedicated to the growth and success of Hansen & Taylor and prides herself in giving VIP treatment to each and every client.

Marcia lives in Coral Gables with her husband and daughter. She is an avid sports fan, an animal lover and political junkie. She is also a supporter and member of the Board of Executive Relations for the Special Olympics of Miami, an organization dedicated to the well being of children and adults with disabilities.

What Past Clients Say

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I was referred to Mrs. Hansen by another lawyer with different expertise. From the very moment we first met and spoke about my case Marcia was a doll. Very knowledgeable in her field and good at explaining things in layman’s terms for those unfamiliar with legal jargon. I highly recommend her for any criminal cases. She was great at negotiating a plea deal for me and I’m satisfied with the outcome of this case. I’m very pleased with my decision to hire her as my representation.

Previous Client 5 September 27, 2016

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