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Federal Criminal Defense

Federal criminal defense, criminal appellate and post-conviction relief attorney Ann Fitz on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Top-Rated Federal Criminal Defense Attorney in West Palm Beach

Federal criminal defense attorney Ann Fitz understands how federal prosecutors handle federal crimes and the criminal investigations that accompany them.  With 20 years of experience, she has handled nearly every type of federal criminal case and knows how to build a strong defense to federal criminal charges.

What is a Federal Crime?

The United States Congress enacts laws in areas that fall within federal jurisdiction. Typically, these are laws and regulations that deal with federal property, federal matters, and federal taxes. Additionally, there are many federal criminal laws governing various areas of modern society, including interstate commerce.

Common types of federal criminal cases include drug-related charges, immigration fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank robbery, violent crimes involving a firearm, computer crimes, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, antitrust violations, and crimes of any type which occur on federal property.

How is Federal Criminal Defense Different from State Criminal Defense?

Federal criminal defense is different than state criminal defense in a number of ways.  The most obvious is that the law and court procedures are different in federal court.

The federal government has a greater amount of resources at its disposal to collect evidence so the scope of federal investigations is usually wider than in state criminal cases.  This means federal criminal cases are more difficult to defend than state criminal cases.

Also, the penalties in federal cases are typically greater than those in state criminal cases.

Why do I Need an Attorney Experienced in Federal Criminal Defense?

Not every defense attorney is qualified to handle federal criminal cases.  In fact, most criminal defense lawyers do not handle federal cases.

At the Law Office of Ann Fitz, we defend the rights of clients who are charged with many kinds of federal crimes at every stage of a federal criminal case.

Ann Fitz has devoted the majority of her 20 years in practice to federal criminal defense and has developed the resources and experience necessary to successfully defend cases in federal court.

When Should I Contact a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you are contacted as either a subject or a target of a federal investigation, DO NOT speak with federal agents until after you contact a federal criminal defense attorney. Anything you say will be used against you in court.

Call us today at 561-932-1690 to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case.

Are You or a Loved One Facing Federal Criminal Charges?

Ann Fitz is a former prosecutor who has practiced almost exclusively in federal court throughout her career.  She is well-versed in the Federal Rules of Evidence, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers, the Association of Distinguished Counsel, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and others as a leader in federal criminal defense.  Ann believes everyone - n matter what they have been accused of - deserves compassion, understanding, and a strong defense.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

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