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Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Posted by Seth Chazin | May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Crimes can be charged in Federal Court due to some act that takes place across state lines, occurs on federal land or involves a federal agency, such as banks, post offices, the IRS or the internet. The most common cases prosecuted at the federal level include drug trafficking, bank robbery, and internet pornography. The Federal Government has many powerful tools to investigate and build a case against you such as Video Surveillance, Wiretaps, and Pen Registers. The Federal Government will often use task forces that combine law enforcement agents from the federal, state, and local levels to create a powerful law enforcement team. The Federal Government takes the investigation of potential criminal activity very seriously. Their investigations are full-scale and can be lengthy, often lasting a year of more before formal charges are filed.

It is important to protect your rights and your future. Retain the services of an experienced and highly competent criminal defense attorney as soon as you discover or even suspect that you are the subject of a federal investigation.

San Francisco federal crimes defense attorney Seth P. Chain is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and has over 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer. He provides the aggressive, thorough defense that clients facing federal charges need. Contact the Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin to schedule a free consultation.

There are several reasons why federal crimes are more problematic:

  • Federal prosecutors and law enforcement have more resources than the state.
  • Federal Criminal Charges are subject to the United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Federal crime charges cannot be expunged.
  • If you are facing federal charges, it is likely that federal agents have already gathered evidence against you.

Because federal cases often take a long time to prepare, the federal government has a head start on you and it is important to get your defense started immediately. The investigative techniques employed by the federal government necessitates a large-scale defense. The Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin have the organization, skills, resources, and negotiating techniques to handle complicated federal criminal cases. Through the use of experts, independent investigators and various other techniques prosecutors, Mr. Chazin will aggressively pursue either a dismissal or successful resolution of your case.

Federal Criminal Defense

Mr. Chazin represents federal defendants in the following practices:

White collar crimes
Fraud and embezzlement
Internet sex crimes including child pornography or solicitation
Federal drug charges
Mortgage fraud
Computer fraud and Internet crimes

About the Author

Seth Chazin

Seth P. Chazin has aggressively defended clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases for over 30 years. He has extensive experience representing criminal defendants in federal and state court, while handling both state and federal appeals as well.


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