Scottsdale Federal Crimes Defense Attorney

Defending Your Rights on the Federal Level

In general, if you are charged with a crime on the state level, you will be prosecuted in state court, and if convicted, you will face time in county jail or state prison. There are some crimes, however, which are illegal on both the state and federal level, and it is possible for you to be charged with a federal crime in addition to a state criminal charge.

Being charged with a federal offense is a very different process, and you will need a criminal defense lawyer who is not only permitted to practice in federal courts, as Attorney Craig is, but also one who can match the prosecution conducting the investigation, which will likely have extensive resources, such as the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), or DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). Another difference between federal crimes and state crimes is the penalties. A federal conviction means that if you are sentenced to prison, it will be in a federal prison, and the fines are likely much more steep.

Some of the most common types of federal crimes which the Law Offices of Randall J. Craig have defended are:

  • Possession of banned weapons under the National Firearms Act
  • Tax evasion
  • Mail fraud
  • Kidnapping
  • Counterfeiting
  • Identity theft
  • Drug trafficking
  • Stalking
  • Bank fraud
  • Crimes committed on federal property
  • Certain crimes committed across state or country boundaries
  • Child pornography
  • Sex crimes committed against children
  • Hacking
  • Money laundering
  • Firearms trafficking

Attorney Craig is well-known among Arizona State and federal courts for his extensive knowledge of criminal law and aggressive defense of his clients' rights. He has been recognized and awarded by multiple organizations, and is completely dedicated to providing you with the best legal representation and legal counsel possible.

Contact a Scottsdale Federal Crimes Defense Lawyer at our firm if you have found that you are being investigated for or have already been charged with a federal crime.