Illinois Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Firm for Federal Crimes in Illinois
If you have been charged with a federal crime in Illinois, it is vital that you are represented by an experienced federal criminal attorney who has a thorough understanding of federal law and court procedure in Illinois District Courts.
Most criminal prosecutions occur in Illinois state courts, but anyone charged under federal laws will be tried in Illinois federal criminal courts.
In many cases, federal charges are pursued for illegal activity across state lines, such as drug trafficking, mail fraud and wire fraud. Some charges are always a federal crimes, such as bank robbery. Additionally, some crimes can be prosecuted under both state and federal laws.
If you have been accused of a federal crime, you could be facing harsh legal penalties that include incarceration and huge fines. Preparing an effective defense strategy against federal offenses is critical to your future. It requires retaining an experienced federal criminal defense attorney who understands the federal court system.
What are Federal Offenses?
The vast majority of crimes committed in Illinois are in violation of state law. Federal crimes fall under specific categories under federal jurisdiction including crimes that:
- Occur on federal land or federal property
- Immigration violations
- Illegal activity crossing state lines, like sex trafficking or kidnapping
- Involving a FDIC Insured bank
- Involve defendants or victims in more than one state, such as mail fraud or wire fraud
- Involve federal law enforcement officers
It's important to note the double jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits multiple prosecutions for the same crime. However, double jeopardy doesn't prevent a defendant from being charged by both federal prosecutors and state prosecutors for the same crime – but this is not common. Federal crimes are typically investigated by officers in different United States agencies, including the DEA and FBI.
Defense for Federal Criminal Offenses
Our top-ranked federal defense firm represents clients against all complex federal charges and criminal investigations. If you believe the government might seize your property, or you have already been indicted for a federal drug offense, we can help you. Our law firm handles any type of federal crime, including:
- Bank fraud
- Child pornography
- Sex crimes
- Internet crimes
- Computer crimes
- Federal criminal appeals
- Federal white collar crimes
- Violent crimes
- Fraud crimes
- Credit card fraud
- Identity theft
- Grand Jury representation
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Investment fraud
- False statement to HUD
- Federal loan fraud
- Consumer fraud
- Insider trading
- Corporate fraud
- Federal criminal litigation
It's also important to note the federal government has limitless resources to build a criminal case against you. Eisner Gorin LLP has a history of successful defense against federal charges for our clients.
Why You Need The Best Federal Defense Attorney
You need to know exactly how your federal crime attorney will defend you. A lawyer with experience in federal criminal cases will have a clear understanding of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. In spite of where you are in the federal proceedings against you, including the initial criminal complaint, grand jury indictment, arraignment or trail, our law firm will aggressively defend you,.
At Eisner Gorin LLP, our attorneys excel in aggressive and effective legal representation of federal cases. We have more than 50 years of combined legal experience in criminal defense, including defense of federal charges.
Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of federal law and know how to effectively interpret these laws to benefit you. If you are facing federal criminal charges or if you are being investigated by a federal agency, we urge you to contact our law firm immediately.
The earlier we are brought onto the case, preferably before a Grand Jury indictment or in the investigation stage, the more effective we can be.
Experienced Federal Defense Lawyers Who Can Help You
Our defense lawyers can represent you in any type of federal case. We have successfully represented clients at the federal level throughout the country, maintaining important alliances with law firms in Illinois and the other states to better serve this purpose.
An attorney at the firm has the legal skills to negotiate with federal prosecutors to minimize the adverse effects of federal criminal charges, working to get them reduced or dismissed where possible and to get sentences lessened. We are well-respected throughout the legal community with a ranking in the top 5 percent of U.S. law firms.
For outstanding federal legal representation, we advise you to consult us as soon as possible.