Federal Criminal Aurora, IL Investigations
Federal crimes are investigated by various government agencies, such as the DEA, FBI, or IRS. They can range from federal drug conspiracy to firearms offenses, computer crimes to kidnapping, and bank robbery and environmental crimes.
Federal cases are prosecuted by the United States Attorney in federal court. Sentencing follows federal guidelines and prison sentences are carried out in federal penitentiaries. At Motta & Motta, our number one priority in handling these cases is to keep the client out of prison.
Types of Federal Criminal Charges
Federal Drug Conspiracy
Our federal criminal defense Aurora, IL attorneys have a vast amount of experience successfully representing clients faced with drug conspiracy charges. Federal drug conspiracy simply means two or more people had an agreement to violate the federal drug laws. The federal prosecutor must prove that the agreement to violate a federal drug law did exist, and that the alleged conspirators knew of the unlawful agreement and joined in it. This law is very broad and can cover many types of conduct.
Federal Drug Trafficking
Drug distribution or trafficking laws deal with the selling, transportation, and illegal import of unlawful controlled substances, such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, and other drugs. While drug trafficking can be prosecuted in state courts, federal drug trafficking charges can arise when the trafficking activity crosses state lines or involves more than one state. Federal drug trafficking charges are very serious and carry penalties of significant prison time.
Federal Firearms Offenses
According to federal law, it is illegal for an unlicensed person to import, produce, or conduct transactions in firearms across state lines. There are various ways to build a solid strategy to defend against federal firearms charges and our top Chicago Federal Defense Attorneys can discuss these options with you during a free no-obligation consultation.