federal criminal defense lawyer


If you or a family member is being investigated for or charged with a federal crime, it can be a very serious matter. You should seek the legal guidance of a criminal defense lawyer experienced in federal criminal law. Federal criminal law is a very strict and complex area of law, and it differs from state law in that it covers activities that have been made illegal by federal legislation. A crime committed on U.S. federal property also is considered a federal offense. The guidelines for a federal investigation and trial have been set forth by Congress, and all aspects of a federal case are strictly regulated.

A federal crime may be investigated by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), IRS (Internal Revenue Service), or another federal agency. Each state has its own set of criminal laws, so a crime might violate both state and federal law, and a defendant can be prosecuted by both the state and federal system.

Federal crimes include:

  • Public Corruption
  • Bank Fraud / Bank Robbery 
  • Conspiracy to Commit Federal Crimes
  • Import / Export Crimes
  • Internet Child Pornography
  • Interstate Drug Trafficking
  • Money Laundering
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Crimes (evasion, fraud)

A majority of federal criminal cases are conspiracy cases. These cases affect a group of defendants who allegedly partnered on a particular crime or plotted to commit a crime. Additionally, the Interstate Commerce Clause gives the federal government the right to regulate crimes that happen across state lines. This means that the status of a crime can be raised to a federal crime if it crosses state boundaries.

“Federal crimes are serious. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend you against the United States Government."

Florida Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney Donnie Murrell is a veteran criminal defense lawyer with an established reputation for his courtroom abilities and outstanding commitment to his clients. He has extensive experience with federal cases, and he and his legal team thoroughly research every aspect and all evidence of the case and explore all options for federal crime defendants.

If you or a family member has been accused of a federal crime and needs an experienced Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer to thoroughly investigate your case, provide you with options, and ensure that your rights are not violated, contact the law firm of L. D. Murrell, P.A. to discuss our method for building a strategic defense.

L. D. Murrell, P.A. serves all of Florida including the following counties: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee County, and handles both state and federal criminal matters.


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