Federal Crimes Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida (FL)

Jacksonville Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys 

How to Defend or Get Out of a Federal Charge Case in Jacksonville, Florida (FL)

Even though federal criminal offenses vary in severity from misdemeanors to felonies, crimes involving the federal government are serious. If you or a family member are being questioned by law enforcement officers or facing federal criminal charges, you are up against the full force of the federal authorities. With this amount of prosecution and investigative work ahead of you, you must retain an experienced Jacksonville federal crimes lawyer from Musca Law. Our law firm has more than 150 years of collective experience. Our attorneys devote tremendous amounts of resources and time to our client's cases to defend our clients' rights and exploit the weaknesses of the prosecution's case against you or your loved one.

To discuss your criminal case, don't hesitate to call Musca Law at (904) 610-6545. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions and explain your legal options. 

What is a "Federal Crime?" 

The difference between a federal crime and a state crime depends on which legislature created the law or regulation. For example, some public safety violations or murder cases may be prosecuted at the local, state, or federal level.

Federal crimes constitute offenses that break federal laws that are prosecuted in federal court. In some cases, these crimes carry more significant punishments that violate local and state laws.

The following list of federal crimes was created from a list published by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

  • Child pornography
  • Counterintelligence crimes
  • Counterfeiting and forgery
  • Cybercrime
  • Corruption of the public
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Immigration crimes
  • Money laundering
  • Organized criminal activity
  • Organizations that Handle Violations of Federal Law
  • Tax evasion
  • Terrorism
  • Theft of jewelry, art, or other items of value
  • Threats against members of the Government
  • Violation of civil rights
  • Violent crimes
  • White-Collar crimes

When an individual, pair of people, or a well-organized group has committed a federal crime, one or more of these law enforcement agencies will investigate:

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Health and Human Services
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Internal Revenue Services
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Full Listing of Federal Crimes and Relatable Punishments

To read a complete listing of all federal crimes, visit the Criminal Code of the United States House of Representatives website. Included is a list of criminal violations and the management of these offenses in federal court.

Committing an Act of Terrorism in Jacksonville, Florida (FL)

The criminal offense of Terrorism is spelled out in the Code of the U.S. House of Representatives, Title 18, Chapter 113B - Section 2331 (1), which states an act of Terrorism consists of two different criminal offenses:

Domestic Terrorism:  Domestic Terrorism is an act of violence that endangers human lives inside the jurisdiction of a U.S. state or inside the border of the United States of America or any U.S. state

International Terrorism:  An act of violence that endangers human life, violates the laws set in place by the United States of America (when committed within U.S. jurisdiction).

According to Florida Chapter 113B-Section 2232 (a-c), any person charged with an act of Terrorism will face many penalties, depending on the crime:

Homicide:  Any person who murders a U.S. citizen inside the U.S. borders may face a hefty fine, a life sentence, or the death penalty.

Conspiracy to Homicide:  Anyone who tries to murder a U.S. citizen will face significant fines and twenty years to life in prison.

Physical violence:  A person who physically attacks and harms a U.S. citizen will be fined and face up to a 10-year imprisonment

Following the attack on September 11th that happened back in 2001, the Federal Government has enacted aggressive laws to fight the war on terror at home. If the federal government accuses you of involvement in Terrorism, you will be under investigation, placed under arrest, and charged with committing Terrorism.

After an individual is charged with Terrorism, the defendant is facing either life imprisonment or the death penalty. At Musca Law, we have the experience needed to effectively represent clients in all types of federal crimes effectively and could provide you with a powerful defense to take on your terrorism charges. Contact us today at (904) 610-6545 to learn more about your legal options.

There are many acts that constitute Terrorism, which include:

  • Bombings
  • Biological attacks
  • Chemical attacks
  • Hijacking an aircraft or other mass transit vehicle
  • Threats against a large number of people
  • Weapons of mass destruction

Cybercrime Charges in Jacksonville, Florida (FL)

We live in an age where information technology has opened up new pathways of commerce and growth. Federal prosecutors have identified and defined a host of new criminal charges that are called "cybercrimes."

The Internet is a fantastic tool for research, booking hotels, engaging in social networking, and shopping online; however, the Internet also exposes users to ransomware, viruses, hackers, worms, and distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks. These types of actions constitute cybercrimes in Florida, and as technology evolves and grows, the number of related criminal charges will grow as well. Another type of cybercrime in Florida involves violations against intellectual property, which often targets companies and organizations in an attempt to steal sensitive data, including trade secrets. 

Criminal Violations of Intellectual Property Charges in Jacksonville, Florida (FL)

Legally protected intellectual property includes software, songs, trade secrets, and much more. Under Florida Statute Section 815.04, a crime is committed when intellectual property is taken, stolen, damaged, destroyed, disabled, or unlawfully disseminated the intellectual property. Intentionally and knowingly introducing a computer virus onto a computer system, hacking a company's trade secrets, or intentionally introducing some form of debilitating malware, are all intellectual property crimes. Offenders of this crime usually attempt to attack organizations or corporations engaging in DDoS attacks made against Internet providers.

Offenses Carried Out Against Computer Users and Systems Charges in Jacksonville, Florida (FL)

Criminal offenses categorized as a crime against computer systems and users have grown to include a large number of various electronic devices as well as the people that use them. However, the crime doesn't include calculators that cannot be programmable and are cannot be used in conjunction with external files. The law covers smartphones, WiFi-connected devices, smart TVs, baby monitors, and printers. 

The most common type of cybercrimes is ransomware. Ransomware refers to the hijacking of computer systems or of software that blocks access by disabling a computer causing the victim to pay off the attacker to remove the access block. This type of crime is often committed against both corporations and individuals. 

Phishing is another common cybercrime. Phishing is designed to make a user of a computer divulge to offenders their private or personal information. Specifically, phishing happens where a website or email seems legitimate but they are designed with the intent to steal people's passwords and other personally identifiable information such as social security numbers and credit cards.

Put Musca Law's Over 150+ Years of Experience to Work for You!

At Musca Law, our Jacksonville federal crimes defense attorneys are dedicated to upholding your legal rights by fighting aggressively for a satisfactory outcome on your behalf. Whatever circumstances you or a loved one is facing, Musca Law has the resources and experience necessary to pursuing success in your case. Let us fight for your future.

Our lines are open 24/7. Call Musca Law today at (904) 610-6545.

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Jacksonville, FL 32204
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