Experienced New Jersey Criminal Attorney Represents Defendants in Federal Cases
Top-rated defense attorney fights charges in U.S. district court
Generally, criminal cases are brought by county prosecutors in state courts. This is true in New Jersey and throughout the country. There are some circumstances, however, where a defendant is charged with a federal crime or forced to defend against state charges in federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice handles federal criminal cases. At the Law Office of David Jay Glassman, we have the experience and tenacity to fight the Justice Department and defend your rights. We represent clients charged with even the most serious crimes.
Understanding why your case is in federal court
Cases end up in federal criminal court for a variety of reasons. The simplest reason is that a defendant is charged with violating a federal statute or regulation. A federal court is also granted jurisdiction to hear a criminal case when the crime took place on federal property or involved:
- Use of U.S. mail or another federal instrumentality
- Crossing of state lines
- A federal agency or government officer
We have the experience and skill to provide you with a formidable defense no matter what court hears your case.
Types of crimes that are commonly prosecuted in federal court
While nearly any crime can become a federal matter, most do not. The crimes most often heard in federal courts include:
- Bank robbery. When a bank is a member of the Federal Reserve or is nationally chartered, a robbery is considered a federal crime.
- Counterfeiting. Making copies of currency is a federal crime with severe penalties.
- Drug trafficking. This charge is often related to the possession of a large amount of drugs, whether or not you actually intended to distribute them.
- Human trafficking. This form of organized crime is closely associated with the illicit sex industry and illegal immigration.
- Internet child pornography. Receiving, posting, sending or possessing an image or video of minors that crossed state lines over the Internet is a federal crime.
- Kidnapping across state lines. Because this crime involves multiple states, the federal government is allowed to prosecute it.
- Money laundering. Under the Money Laundering Control Act of 1986, this is a federal crime.
- Organized crime violating the RICO statute. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) allows the federal government to prosecute those it believes are involved in any type of organized crime or illegal enterprise.
- White collar crimes. There are a wide range of financial and computer crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction.
We have more than 35 years of experience successfully defending clients against all types of federal charges.
Aggressively defending against federal charges
Our firm tenaciously protects your rights. We meticulously plan your drug crime defense, white collar crime defense, computer crime defense, weapons possession defense or other legal strategy to help you fight federal charges. We use all available evidence to build your case and challenge the prosecution’s evidence whenever possible. We make use of forensic experts, character witnesses and all available tools to achieve the optimal results in your case — because we understand that your freedom and your future are at stake.
Call an experienced New Jersey criminal attorney for help fighting federal charges
If you face federal charges, it makes sense to hire an attorney with experience in a federal courtroom. The Law Office of David Jay Glassman, with offices in Marlton, New Brunswick, Hackensack and Newark, represents criminal defendants in state and federal courts throughout New Jersey. To schedule a no-cost consultation with a federal criminal law attorney, call us now at 866-221-1270 or contact us online.