Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need an attorney?
Federal crime cases are pursued and tried by agencies who often have the most experience and are backed up by more funding than other departments or agencies not at the federal level. This makes retaining an attorney who can match and better their acumen and legal skills even more important. Our team can provide a New York federal crimes defense lawyer who is a formidable and experienced advocate of your rights, whatever may come your way during the legal process and thus help you maximize your potential for a favorable outcome.
What are my legal rights?
Foremost is your right to remain silent. Nothing is more important to your defense then refusing to give a statement of any kind to federal investigators. Just as in you hear in the movies, what you say can and will be used against you if it helps their case. You also have the right to contact an attorney and to be treated with respect. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian D. Perskin will ensure your rights are protected when representing you.
What is considered a federal crime?
Federal crimes are those which involved the federal justice system. Federal crimes can be also governed by criminal laws in individual states or they can be crimes which cross state or national borders. Examples of federal crimes include: major drug crimes, tax crimes, terrorism,
money laundering, immigration crimes, cyber crimes, crimes against children, most
white collar crimes, rape, murder or homicide, grand theft and counterintelligence crimes.
What penalties can be expected when convicted of federal crimes?
Being convicted of a federal crime can bring heavy fines, long prison sentences, strong restrictions, restitution and community service, creation or addition to your criminal record. They can even sentence the death penalty. Retaining an attorney from our offices is important in the extreme when facing any federal crime charge.
Contact a New York federal crimes attorney
with questions regarding any federal crime charge or about a criminal case in the federal justice system.