Miami Federal Crime Lawyer

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If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal crime or are under investigation—you need legal representation. Federal crimes are among the most severely punished crimes, and they can subject convicted individuals to life-altering penalties. To protect your rights, freedom, and future, you should work with experienced lawyers who have handled these cases before.

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The Miami criminal defense attorneys at Hager & Schwartz, P.A. draw from 40 years of combined practice and experience as former prosecutors to represent clients facing federal allegations.

Our lawyers are committed to fighting on behalf of those facing all types of federal charges, including:

Florida Criminal Law- Title XLVI

All states in the U.S. have particular governing laws. This is why crimes are defined differently from state to state. Federal legislation requires every U.S. citizen to abide by them, regardless of what state they call home. Florida's criminal law is detailed in Title XLVI of their statutes. Federal offenses are listed in the penal code and those who allegedly violate these laws will have to face prosecution in federal criminal court rather than state court.

For example, kidnapping and human trafficking are listed under Florida Statute Title XLVI, Chapter 787. It is illegal in all states to kidnap a child under the age of 13 or traffic an individual of any age as a slave.

The U.S. federal court in Florida is the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. There are a total of 89 districts within the 50 United States. In opposition to civil court trials, individuals cannot file criminal charges in U.S. district courts. Criminal proceedings for those arrested on federal charges are initiated by our government. Typically, these are handled by the U.S. attorney's office or a law enforcement agency. Our firm is prepared to represent you because we have been admitted to practice in the district court for Florida.

Former Prosecutors on Your Side

Being arrested for a federal offense is a frightening experience. When you enter the criminal justice system, you find impersonal and aggressive treatment by law enforcement and prosecutors. You may that feel no one is looking out for your interests, which is why it is vital to get the legal help of a federal crime lawyer immediately after your arrest or if you know you are under investigation for any federal crime. The sooner you consult with our firm, the faster we can begin.

Finding the right Miami federal criminal lawyer is an important decision. Selecting legal counsel that has the vast experience in criminal defense as we do allows you to feel confident that your defense is in good hands. When you entrust your case to us, you will retain the experience of former prosecutors who are well-versed in prosecution methods.

We work to get people's lives back. Contact Hager & Schwartz, P.A. today or fill out a FREE case evaluation form.

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