Los Angeles Federal Crimes Defense Attorney
50 Years of Experience Helping Good People Overcome Serious Charges
Federal crimes are among the most serious charges you can get. Not only is the US government against you, but it can exhaust the country’s most powerful resources and prosecutors to accomplish its goal of putting you in jail. Thus, you cannot take your accusations lightly or you may risk a criminal conviction and suffer federal penalties.
As a certified expert in criminal law, attorney Joseph Shemaria is deeply familiar with the federal court system. He is extensively knowledgeable about how this area of the law operates and knows what defense strategies can help mitigate or dismiss your federal charges. Further, our lawyer has successfully handled hundreds of jury trials in state and federal court across 24 states, and earned recognition as the youngest attorney ever appointed to a death penalty case.
This impressive track record is one of the many reasons you can trust Shemaria Law Offices to represent your case. We understand that nothing is more important than your freedom, and will exhaust every resource it takes to help you put your federal charges behind you.
Understanding Your Federal Charges
Federal charges differ from state charges in that these crimes violate federal laws, the US Constitution, cross state lines, occur on federal land or work against the US government, among other aspects. As mentioned earlier, the legal resources and prosecutors afforded to the government outweigh those at the state level, meaning you could be looking at detrimental penalties in the form of fines, incarceration or both, not to mention the consequences to your personal life. That’s why establishing a strong defense from the beginning is paramount, even if you are only under investigation for a federal crime.
A wide range of crimes can go to federal court. Regardless of the charge, you need to talk to a lawyer who will take your case seriously and has the knowledge to build a good defense. Federal crimes can include charges such as:
- Arson/explosive violations
- Bank fraud, lending fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Civil rights
- Computer and email intrusion
- Counterfeiting and forgery
- Corporate fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Drug crimes
- Embezzlement or theft from the government and its programs
- Firearm offenses
- Human trafficking
- Identity theft
- Mail fraud
- Money laundering
- Murder/manslaughter on an Indian reservation or federal land
- Sexual abuse and exploitation
It’s Time to Build Your Federal Crimes Defense
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal crime, you do not want to waste time getting started on your defense. The government is already devising their legal case against you, so you must respond with fierce representation right away from our Los Angeles federal crimes defense attorney.
Not every lawyer is well-versed in federal crimes. Luckily, Shemaria Law Offices has been defending federal crimes cases in California for almost 50 years, giving us the knowledge and experience that can make all the difference in your case. You can count on us to treat your case with the urgency and attention it deserves.
Over 50 Years of Legal Experience
Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, California State Bar
Handled State & Federal Cases in 24 Individual States
Tried Over 275 Cases to a Jury
First & Youngest Attorney Ever Appointed to a Death Penalty Case
Member of the L.A. County Bar Association