Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with a federal crime in Texas?
- Tax Evasion / Tax Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Insurance Fraud / Healthcare Fraud
- Wire & Mail Fraud
Criminal offenses that directly violate U.S. federal legislation can be prosecuted as federal crimes. Although there is some overlap between federal and state criminal law, several offenses fall specifically under federal law.
Federal charges are often prosecuted when cases:
- Involve Multiple Victims or Multiple States;
- Occur on Federal Property;
- Are Committed by Large Criminal Organizations; or
- Involve Large-Scale Operations.
A few examples of federal charges that are commonly prosecuted:
- Firearms & Weapons Offenses
- Bank Robbery
- Federal Drug Crimes
- Internet Crimes
- Immigration Offenses
- Conspiracy / RICO Offenses
Understanding Charges of Fraud
One of the most commonly charged types of federal crime is fraud. This is basically boiled down to the intentional deception of another person for personal gain or the false representation of a fact. According to common law, there are several elements that must be proven in any case involving fraud.
These include the following:
- There must be a false statement that relates to a material fact
- The defendant needs to have known the statement was untrue
- The statement must have been intentionally made to deprive someone of a legal right
- The victim must justifiably rely on the statement to a certain extent
- The false statement must have caused some sort of injury to the victim
Houston Criminal Lawyer Experienced in Federal Courts
Anyone facing accusations or investigations for a federal offense should leave nothing to chance. As these crimes pose harsher penalties and fewer opportunities for leniency than crimes handled in local or state courts, the stakes are elevated and cases require the attention of experienced legal counsel. Whatever particular charge you or your loved one may be facing, it is vital to your case that your attorney be well-versed in the federal justice system.
Attorney Billy Skinner has extensive experience handling cases at the federal level. As a former prosecutor, he is also highly familiar with the various agencies that conduct federal investigations, including the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and others. When integrated with our unwavering passion to defend the accused and handle challenging cases, our experience and commitment make the Law Offices of Billy Skinner a wise choice for anyone facing federal charges.
Schedule Your Case Evaluation
If you or your loved one is being accused of committing a federal crime, schedule a case evaluation to learn more about the charges you face, what can be done to defend against serious penalties, and how we can fight on your behalf. A criminal defense attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients, he is here to devote the unwavering level of dedication you require when facing federal offense allegations. Take proactive measures to protect yourself and meet with an attorney who cares about your case. Contact the Law Offices of Billy Skinner today.