Federal Crimes

Federal offenses are those which violate federal law. Often, these crimes take place across state lines or are committed on federal property or on Native American reservations. Title 18 of the United States federal criminal and penal code delineates many of the crimes that may be prosecuted in federal court by U.S. Attorney offices. Many federal agencies may be used to investigate federal crimes and bring federal offenders to justice. If you have been arrested and charged or are under a federal investigation into criminal activity in or around Las Vegas, you will need a criminal defense attorney who is licensed to practice in federal court and who is experienced in how these cases are handled.

At Hofland & Tomsheck, you can take advantage of the experience and skill of a former Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney who has achieved the prestigious status of Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. That is the level of training, competence, and professionalism that you will want when facing tough federal investigators and prosecutors whose general goal is to punish you to the fullest extent of the law.

Types of Federal Crimes

Hundreds of federal crimes are listed by the FBI. These crimes include but are not limited to:

  • Antitrust Law Violations
  • Bank fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Bulk Cash Smuggling
  • Computer Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Counterfeiting
  • Drug Cultivation
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Smuggling
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Federal Drug Crimes
  • Federal Property Crimes
  • Forgery
  • Gang Crimes
  • Hate Crimes
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Immigration Violations
  • Internet Crimes
  • Insider Trading
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Kidnapping
  • Mail/Wire Fraud
  • Medicare/Medicade Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Rico Charges
  • Tax Evasion
  • Weapons Charges
  • Federal Sentencing
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Sentencing
  • Booker Case
  • Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Sentencing Guideline Adjustments
  • Downward Departure

Federal agencies may spend months or years conducting intensive investigations into suspected federal crimes. These agencies include the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the IRS, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Marshals, Secret Service, and more. Certain federal offense convictions may result in mandatory minimum sentences, such as federal drug crimes. In other cases of federal crimes, however, your attorney at Hofland & Tomsheck may be able to persuade a federal judge to hand down reduced penalties through compelling sentencing arguments.

To ensure that your case receives a comprehensive investigation, well-crafted defense, or possible sentencing reduction, you need the services of a Las Vegas federal crimes lawyer who has the knowledge, courtroom experience, and resources that are required. You will find all those qualities at our firm which has been helping clients in criminal defense since 1997.

Have You Been Accused of a Federal Offense in Las Vegas?

As soon as you suspect you are being investigated for federal criminal activity or immediately following an arrest for such activity, you need the legal guidance and support of a trusted defense lawyer. Help is available as soon as you contact our firm. Contact us to arrange a free, initial consultation as soon as possible.