New Jersey Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers
A federal crime is a criminal act that violates the United States Code, federal legislation, or involves a crime that occurred on federal property.
Who prosecutes federal crimes, and what are some examples of offenses that can be charged as federal crimes?
The United States Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of federal criminal statutes for all of New Jersey including (but not limited to):
- National Security and Acts of Terrorism
- Public Corruption
- White-Collar Crimes
- Economic Crimes
- Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering
- Health Care Fraud
- Government Fraud
- Narcotics/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement
- Gang-Related Activities
- Internet-Related crimes
- Drug Importation Through New Jersey Ports, and
- Certain other criminal acts.
About New Jersey Federal District Courts
Federal cases are handled in New Jersey’s Federal District Courts. The District of New Jersey is a single district with three vicinages: Newark, Trenton, and Camden. Together, the three district offices and their Assistant U.S. Attorneys and supervisors effectively cover the entire state and enforce criminal and civil statutes of the United States.
All new Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Criminal Division start in the General Crimes Unit. The unit’s diverse caseload includes bank robberies, child exploitation, firearms offenses, airport crimes, counterfeit currency offenses, and a variety of federal program offenses.
Our NJ Trial Lawyers Can Defend You Against Federal Charges
If you are facing federal charges, you are facing serious charges. Federal trials can be complicated and require the skills of a seasoned attorney to properly investigate the case and prepare a strong legal defense. The attorneys at Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC. are former prosecutors and experienced trial lawyers who have first-hand experience in both prosecution and defense. Although we may be able to plea bargain to have charges reduced or dismissed, we will aggressively defend you against federal charges should your case be taken to trial.
It is in your best interest to contact a defense attorney is before an investigator asks you the first question. The earlier you get legal representation, the better your chances will be of getting the best possible outcome. Call 732-303-7857 today to speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer free of charge.