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Phoenix Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Representation for Federal Charges in Arizona

Certain types of crimes can be charged through the federal government, which makes it different from state charges. In the United States, the federal justice system has sentencing guidelines in place and, oftentimes, they are more serious than state sentencing guidelines. If you are facing charges in the federal court, it is imperative that you seek experienced counsel from a Phoenix federal criminal defense attorney.

At MayesTelles PLLC, we take on all types of federal crime cases, including:

What makes an offense a federal crime?

Any offense that is illegal under federal law can be charged as a federal crime. In addition, if the offense takes place on federal property, it may also result in federal charges.

Federal court cases can involve felony drug crimes, arson, fraud, and more. Generally, criminal acts defined in the U.S. Code have corresponding statutes at the state level. An individual who commits an alleged violation of criminal law can have their case heard in either jurisdiction, depending on a number of factors.

Factors That Cause Cases To Fall Under Federal Jurisdiction

  • The case is being investigated by the FBI or another federal agency
  • The case is being investigated by task forces or a joint state and federal agency
  • The alleged offense or offenses occurred in multiple states or crossed state borders
  • The judge/prosecutor or other individual requested the transfer

You need an attorney with federal defense experience if your case is being heard in federal court. Our legal team has unique experience and extensive success in federal cases. With previous experience serving as a prosecutor and judicial clerk, our team has knowledge of the process on both sides of the courtroom.

Let us defend you against your federal charges in Arizona. Contact MayesTelles PLLC at (602) 428-7104 today to speak with a federal criminal attorney in Phoenix.

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