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San Marcos Federal Crime Defense Attorneys

Comprehensive Legal Strategies for Federal Criminal Charges in Hays County

Being charged with any criminal offense is a serious matter, but facing federal criminal charges can be especially daunting. If you are arrested, contacted by a federal agency about a criminal offense, or learn you are being investigated in connection with a federal crime, you should not wait to seek legal representation. You need an attorney who has experience in federal courts and understands how best to protect your interests.

At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, our unique blend of litigation prowess and trial experience makes us well-equipped to represent individuals charged with federal crimes. From drug crimes to immigration-related offenses, our San Marcos federal crime defense lawyers have what it takes to aggressively advocate for you in and out of the courtroom. After reviewing the facts of your case, we will give you an honest, direct assessment of what our representation can do for you and what defense strategies are likely to produce the best results. We stop at nothing when fighting for our clients and will do everything in our power to protect your freedom and future.

If you have been charged with any kind of federal crime, schedule a free initial consultation by calling (512) 846-9966 or contacting us online. Se habla español.

What Offenses are Considered Federal Crimes?

There are multiple scenarios where you could be charged at the federal level versus the state level. Keep in mind that there are distinctions between federal and state courts and laws.

First, be aware that federal law covers a variety of areas, including:

  • Civil Rights
  • Immigration
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Social Security

This means that if you break an immigration law or commit some sort of civil rights offense, there is a good chance you will be charged at the federal level. Additionally, as a general rule, federal crimes are more severe than those at the state level.

Any crime whose commission involves the crossing of state borders can lead to federal charges, even if the offense itself does not violate any particular federal law. For example, transporting controlled substances from one state to another is usually considered a federal offense. Crimes involving the internet that target out-of-state victims are also often considered to “cross” state lines for purposes of law enforcement.

Defrauding a federal government agency is another common example of a federal crime. Tax fraud, counterfeiting U.S. currency, or lying to obtain federal government benefits are all offenses that could trigger federal charges. 

When a criminal act is especially violent or severe in scope or nature, it may violate a federal criminal law, or federal prosecutors may choose to get involved in the case. Alleged acts of terrorism, killing a federal officer, aggravated assault, sex crimes involving minors, money laundering, and other extreme offenses can fall under this category.

Finally, you can probably expect to face federal charges if a federal government agency is investigating you in connection with an alleged crime. In other words, if you start to hear from the FBI, the DEA, or the ATF, you should immediately get in touch with our San Marcos federal crime defense attorneys. We can review your situation and get to work on building your defense. 

Facing Federal Charges? You Need an Experienced Trial Attorney

Federal charges tend to carry harsher penalties than state equivalents. They are also tried under different procedures than Texas’s criminal justice system. You need and deserve a legal representative who has experience successfully defending individuals in these high-stakes scenarios. At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, we know our way around the federal court system and are committed to fighting for your future every step of the way. Our San Marcos federal crime defense lawyers are prepared to jump into action as soon as you learn you are under investigation by a federal agency and will leverage our firm’s resources to put you in the best possible position. 

We represent Texans charged with federal crimes through out the region, including but not limited to San Antonio, Wilson as well as Medina, Caldwell, Bexar, Bastrop, Blanco, Comal, Gonzales, and Guadalupe Counties. Call (512) 846-9966 or contact us online to discuss your case with one of our skilled attorneys today.