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“Everything diminishes when it is used except knowledge.”

– ALI

Federal Arrest Warrants

When a federal investigative agency, such as the FBI, the ATF or the DEA, feels they have sufficient evidence to suspect that you have committed a crime, they present their case to a federal magistrate judge.

Florida Real Estate Fraud

Real estate fraud is loosely defined as a party misrepresenting or falsifying information to take advantage of another party in the purchase or sale of a property.

Common Florida White Collar Crimes

Whether a white-collar criminal act is charged as a federal or Florida state crime usually depends on the type and scope of the crime. However, it’s also possible to face charges at both the state and federal levels.

Federal Identity Theft Crimes

Identity theft and “new account” fraud, including mortgage, student loan and credit cards, accounted for $3.4 billion in losses in 2018. In that same year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alone processed 1.4 million reports of fraud. And while those numbers are staggering, they are on the increase.

Bankruptcy Fraud

Bankruptcy is a legal mechanism that provides individuals and businesses relief from debt. Every case is different, and in certain situations assets and personal property may need to be liquidated to pay creditors back.

Federal Identity Theft Penalties

Twenty years ago, identity theft was a blip on the radar. Fast-forward to today, and identity theft is a major concern for individuals and businesses alike.

Federal Tax Crimes

Tax crimes are not a joking matter. While they are non-violent in nature, they involve withholding money from the government and are therefore penalized harshly.

Federal Marijuana Crime Penalties

While several states have adopted lenient stances towards marijuana and even legalized the drug for recreational adult users, it remains illegal on the federal level. In fact, even if you are using marijuana in a “legal” state, you may still be found guilty of violating federal law.

Federal Forgery Charges

Every state has its own laws regarding forgery. However, if you mail or carry a forged document across states lines, you could face federal charges. Federal crimes are prosecuted more severely than state level offenses.

When to Contact a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

Nothing is more important than picking up the phone and contacting a criminal defense attorney after being accused of or arrested on a criminal charge. Even if you haven’t been arrested yet and the police are simply investigating their suspicions, it is in your best interest to pursue legal counsel as soon as you are able to.

At the Law Office of Nayib Hassan, we know that bargaining for lesser charges is often not in the best interest of the client. Many prosecutors will put the pressure on in order to secure a guilty plea, often leading the accused into believing that there’s no way they will be found innocent in a court of law. However, our clients often stand the best chance of being proven innocent or having the charges dropped if we proceed with a trial.

We’ll investigate the evidence available in your case and will exhaust every possible resource in order to put together a strong, compelling defense that meets the prosecution at every turn. We will fight zealously for your rights under the law, regardless of the crime you have been charged with.

Don’t wait to get legal help if you or someone you love have been arrested for a crime or have been accused of committing a crime. Contact Law Office of Nayib Hassan today for a consultation to discuss the details of your case and to determine what the next best step should be.