Philadelphia Federal Crimes Attorney
Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help
If you are under investigation by federal authorities for an alleged crime
that violated federal law, the only thing that may secure your rights
and your freedom is an experienced trial attorney. At Parkinson, Tarpey
criminal defense lawyers have
tried thousands of cases, giving us an unmatched range of experience.
As former district attorneys, we are familiar with both sides of the courtroom and have a comprehensive understanding of federal laws and criminal procedures.
We have the skills and resources necessary to effectively investigate
a federal charge and protect your Constitutional rights.
Contact our federal crimes attorney today and discuss your criminal case with us in a free consultation!
We’ve Fought Criminal Charges of All Kinds
A wide range of criminal charges may be considered a federal crime. In
many cases, a criminal charge of a particularly heinous or exaggerated
nature may be elevated from a simple state offense to a federal offense.
At the same time, the penalties of a federal criminal conviction are much harsher.
We have defended clients against many different federal crimes, including:
- Civil rights violations
- Counterintelligence crimes
- Crimes against children
- Crimes on government property
- Drug crimes
- Immigration crimes
- Internet crimes
- Organized crimes
- Public corruption crimes
- Tax crimes
- White collar crimes
What Is the Difference Between State and Federal Crimes?
Most criminal prosecutions happen in state courts because the state can
prosecute anyone who violates their laws. The federal government tries
defendants who commit criminal acts on federal land or violate federal
law. Crimes that cross state lines, such as drug trafficking, are usually
considered a federal crime. Other special crimes, such as immigration
fraud or customs violations, also fall under federal jurisdiction.
State and federal criminal procedures have many differences. For example:
- A state crime arrest is usually made by police officers or county sheriffs
- A federal crime arrest is usually made by federal agents (FBI, DEA, etc.)
- State crimes are prosecuted by a city, state, or district attorney
- Federal crimes are prosecuted by a United States attorney
In general, you face much harsher penalties and prosecution for a federal
crime. For example, the penalties for possessing a small amount of illegal
drugs in Philadelphia may result in a monetary fine or jail time. However,
possessing a significant amount of illegal drugs could elevate the drug
crime to the federal level, and result in thousands of dollars in fines
and a lengthy prison sentence.
Put Four Decades of Experience in Your Corner!
Parkinson, Tarpey & Lloyd, our team has
more than 40 years of collective experience in criminal defense. When you work with a criminal lawyer at our firm,
you gain access to an aggressive legal advocate who may build a personalized
defense against your federal criminal charge. Don’t put your future
at risk—let us use our experience as former district attorneys to
help you protect your best interests!
We have 1000+ defended cases under our belt.
Schedule your free consultation with our federal crimes defense lawyer in Philadelphia and secure the
dedicated representation you deserve!