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Federal Crimes

Chicago Federal Crimes Attorney

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Being charged with a federal crime is a very serious matter. Attorney Tamara de Silva has significant experience defending clients against federal charges. She has handled many federal cases and know the ins and outs of the federal court system. When you retain her, she will be by your side as you navigate the complex federal court system and work to protect your rights and freedom.

She is available around the clock and will work tirelessly to defend you and fight for your best interests. When you hire her, you can rest assured that we will be there to guide you and protect your rights throughout the entire process.

If you are facing federal criminal charges, we urge you to contact De Silva Law Offices as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation and can help you better understand your situation and what you can do to protect yourself. Contact De Silva Law Offices today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Attorney Tamara de Silva is ready to help you fight your charges. Call us right now at (312) 500-8424or contact us online to get started!

Federal Crimes

Federal crimes are crimes that are committed against the United States government or against federal officials. Federal crimes are prosecuted under Illinois state law and federal law, depending on the nature of the crime and the jurisdiction where it was committed. Federal crimes are tried in federal court, which is a separate court system from the state court system.

Federal crimes can include:

  • Bank robbery
  • Drug trafficking
  • Tax evasion
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Human trafficking
  • Racketeering
  • Mail fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Murder
  • Extortion
  • Embezzlement
  • Copyright infringement
  • Wire fraud
  • Extortion
  • Weapons possession
  • Homicide
  • Arson

Federal crimes are prosecuted by federal prosecutors and tried by federal judges and juries. The penalties for federal crimes can be very severe, depending on the nature of the crime and the circumstances of the case. For example, a federal crime that is punishable by death or life imprisonment is considered a "Schedule I" offense and will result in harsher penalties than a crime that is punishable by less than five years in prison.

Schedule I & II Federal Sentencing Guidelines in Illinois

Federal sentencing guidelines are based on the severity of the offense and the criminal history of the defendant. The guidelines are broken into two categories:

  • Schedule I Offenses. These offenses are the most serious and include crimes that carry a mandatory minimum prison sentence. For example, a first-time drug trafficking offense will carry a 10-year minimum prison sentence.
  • Schedule II Offenses. These offenses carry a sentencing range of zero to six months in prison.

The guidelines also take into account the defendant's criminal history. If a defendant has a history of violent crimes or has previously been convicted of a Schedule I or II offense, the guidelines will call for a longer prison sentence.

Contact Our Chicago-Based Federal Crime Defense Attorney Today

If you are facing federal charges, you are facing a very serious matter. You need a highly experienced criminal defense attorney to defend you and protect your rights. At the De Silva Law Offices, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service and to fighting for your best interests. Contact De Silva Law Offices today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Attorney Tamara de Silva is ready to help you fight your charges. Call us right now at (312) 500-8424 or contact us online to get started!

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    Lead counsel on the first class action involving market manipulation and spoofing in the futures markets under Dodd-Frank.
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