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Federal Crime Defense Attorney in Clearwater

Defending Federal Criminal Charges

Any criminal accusation should be taken very seriously. When the situation involves a federal criminal charge, you will need the help of a Clearwater criminal defense lawyer with a history of successfully defending federal criminal charges. Federal criminal law is different than those laws enforced at the state level, as statutes and punishments have been determined by the United States Congress as crimes against the country. The federal court system has different rules and procedures and mounting a strong defense will require an experienced legal team.

Federal law is enforced by various law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, ATF, DEA and other agencies, and it involves a different, yet sometimes overlapping, set of laws and punishments.

Some of the more common examples of federal crime include:

  • Fraud, healthcare fraud and mail/wire fraud
  • Bank robbery
  • Federal drug crimes
  • Money laundering
  • Counterfeiting
  • Child pornography
  • Computer crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Immigration law violations
  • Battery & Assault of a federal officer

Federal cases involve sentencing covered in individual criminal statues and as defined in the United States Sentencing Guidelines, thus giving judges less discretion in determining appropriate sentences. Parole is not an option after a federal crime conviction. Prosecutors have unlimited government resources to work with, and it is critical that you have a high quality, experienced criminal defense lawyer fighting for your case.

Clearwater Federal Crime Defense Lawyer

We at Hessinger & Kilfin Law have a full understanding of the dynamics involved in the criminal justice system. Our team is dedicated to helping those accused of a crime and has obtained successful results in countless criminal trials at both the state and federal level. Attorney Tim Hessinger was recognized as the "Prosecutor of the Year" in 2004, and can use the knowledge and experience obtained from both sides of the courtroom aisle to take immediate defense action on your behalf. Attorney Donald Kiflin has equally impressive qualifications, serving for 6 years as a State Prosecutor, and his outstanding trial experience and record is an advantage in federal charges. Early involvement from our legal team is critical to the potential outcome of your case.

If you have been charged a federal crime, contact a Clearwater federal crime defense attorney immediately to begin diligent work on your case.

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  1. Over two decades of total legal experience
  2. Highly rated by Avvo and Martindale-Hubbell®
  3. 15 years of experience as a former State Prosecutor
  4. Success in high profile cases including murder and sexual battery
  5. Vast and extensive knowledge of the Florida criminal justice system
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