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Federal Crimes

When you are accused of federal crimes by the government, it’s an intimidating thing. There will be a long investigation, evidence collection, possibly even grand jury review before charges are even filed. The federal criminal justice system can be confusing and difficult to navigate. That’s why calling an experienced federal crimes defense lawyer needs to happen as soon as you know you’re under investigation. We have the knowledge to protect your rights at every stage, and assemble the most thorough defense should an indictment come down.

 

  • Federal Drug Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • RICO Actions
  • Web/Internet Crimes
  • Bank Robbery
  • Firearms Charges

Federal Drug Crimes

You don’t have to have drugs in your possession to go to prison on a drug crime. Beyond drug possession, serious charges such as intent to distribute, conspiracy, drug manufacturing and drug trafficking can result in many years of prison time if you don’t have the proper defense strategy. A federal drug crime attorney, with years of experience helping people in just your situation, can help keep the prosecution from using illegally obtained evidence against you. Even if the government has a strong case, Attorney John Hunter Smith can help reach the resolution that best benefits you and your family.

White Collar Crimes

Fighting federal white collar charges in court is serious business, and at Wynne & Smith, we have a great deal of experience doing just that. We have successfully defended clients accused of securities fraud, mail and tax fraud, SEC crimes such as investment fraud and Ponzi schemes, international money laundering, embezzlement, extortion, and public corruption and other white collar crime. Choosing the right white collar crime lawyer to represent you is imperative and should happen as soon as you realize you’re being investigated. Your rights, freedom and future are riding on the outcome, so call us as soon as possible.

RICO Actions

The RICO Act (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) allows for a member of an enterprise who has committed any two of 35 crimes within a 10-year period to be charged with racketeering. This can carry a prison term of up to 20 years, and can include interest and property forfeiture of the business involved in the violation. While RICO laws are extremely complex, they also place a great deal of burden on the government to obtain a conviction. An experienced criminal defense attorney with thorough RICO knowledge can make all the difference.

Web/Internet Crimes

The Internet is a big, virtual place where many different kinds of web crime can take place — from Internet fraud, embezzlement and identity theft to possession of illegal content such as child pornography. Whether you’ve been charged with any of these or accused of cyber crimes involving computer viruses, hacking, phishing, financial data theft or any online fraud, you are most likely facing a federal felony charge. An Internet fraud lawyer can assemble an effective defense strategy so the judge and jury can clearly see your side of the story. Attorney John Hunter Smith has experience defending those accused of computer crime and will aggressively fight to protect your rights against entrapment.

Bank Robbery

Robbing a bank is a federal offense, with potentially severe sentences and rare chance for plea negotiation. Federal prosecutors and law enforcement have many resources on their side and will aggressively prosecute theft from a federal insured institution (including banks, savings and loans, or credit unions). Stealing from an ATM is also classified as bank robbery. Involvement of a weapon or any kind of threat can enhance the charges and/or sentence. Call Attorney John Hunter Smith to discuss the specifics of your case.

Firearms Charges

Federal weapons charges against you can involve anything from possession to use or distribution/sale of firearms or other deadly weapons. Possession of illegal guns, gun trafficking and arms trafficking are extremely serious charges that can be made worse if you already have a felony conviction. Federal gun crimes will almost always be charged as felonies that can carry serious penalties beyond imprisonment. Those convicted of such charges can find it difficult to find future employment, housing or financial assistance. As an experienced defense attorney, John Hunter Smith understand the idiosyncrasies of weapons law and knows how these laws apply to your particular case for the most successful defense.

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