Federal Crime Lawyers in New Port Richey, Florida

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Crimes are a serious matter in any state and city, including New Port Richey in Florida. Federal crimes, in which the government becomes involved, are especially serious. Federal authorities will be sure to prosecute anyone who has broken the law to the fullest extent.  

If you find yourself in this position, you will need a lawyer that will do everything they can to fight for your rights. Musca Law Firm is a firm comprised of numerous successful attorneys, boasting over 150 years of combined legal experience among our team of attorneys. We have the confidence to negotiate with the prosecution in order to expose weaknesses in their case.  With a New Port Richey Federal Crimes attorney, you can strive for success! Don’t hesitate to contact our New Port Richey office today at (727) 480-9675 to schedule a free, no-obligation initial case consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Federal Crimes

Federal and state crimes are very similar. The only main difference is the legislation. Some types of crimes could be cases for either local, state, or federal levels. 

Federal crimes violate federal laws. These cases will be placed in front of a federal judge. Many times, a federal crime is more serious than one that is prosecuted at state or local levels. The following are examples of federal crimes from the United States Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI):

  • Violation of civil rights
  • Organized criminal activity
  • Violent crimes
  • Mail fraud
  • Aircraft hijacking
  • Theft of art, jewelry, or other items of value
  • Threats against members of the government
  • White-Collar crimes
  • Immigration crimes
  • Tax evasion
  • Counterfeiting
  • Violations of the Espionage Act
  • Violations of the Patriot Act
  • Illegal wiretapping
  • Terrorism
  • Counterintelligence crimes
  • Cybercrime
  • Corruption of the public

A full list of federal crimes, along with their punishments, can be found at the Code of the United State House of Representatives website. These punishments have been set forth by the United States government.  

Entities That Manage Violations of Federal Law

If a crime is committed at the federal level, no matter if it is a person or a group of individuals, they will be investigated by one or more of the following organizations:

  • Health and Human Services
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Internal Revenue Services
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • 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

Crimes Committed Against Children in New Port Richey, Florida

Children are defined as anyone under the age of 18. There are numerous crimes that fit under this category for federal crimes, such as sexual abuse, child pornography, selling or buying children, and sexual exploitation. Such examples and their penalties in the United States Code of Representatives Title 18, Chapter 110 include the following:

  • Chapter 110, section 2251A: Any parent or legal guardian that attempts to sell their children  for sexual use or child pornography shall be punished with a fine and/or up to 30 years of imprisonment.  
  • Chapter 110, Section 2258: Anyone who fails to report child abuse or report it in a timely manner once they have known about it shall receive a fine and/or up to one year of imprisonment.  
  • Chapter 110, Section 2260A: A sexual offender that commits a felony involving a minor shall be imprisoned for ten years in addition to the penalty of the crime that was committed. 

Acts of Terrorism in New Port Richey, Florida

Terrorism is defined as the intentional use of violence as a way to create terror within a large group of people.

Title 18, Chapter 113B – Section 2331(1) in the Code of the United States House of Representatives states that committing an act of terrorism can be done via two different crimes:

  • International terrorism - Violent acts that harm any human lives while violating the laws that have been set forth by the United States of America (when committed within U.S. jurisdiction).  International terrorism has the following three characteristics:
    • They are often intended to coerce or intimidate a civilian population
    • They may persuade the policy of a government by coercion or intimidation
    • They could affect the behavior of a government by mass destruction, kidnapping, or assassination.  
  • Domestic terrorism - Violent acts that harm human lives within the jurisdiction of the United States of America or any state of the U.S.  

Dependent on the type of the crime, the person who has been charged with these acts of terrorism will encounter a variety of penalties as per Chapter 113B-Section 2232 (a-c) in the Code of the United States House of Representatives.  

  • Homicide - A fine, death penalty, or life sentence could be imposed on anyone who murders U.S. citizens outside of U.S. borders.  
  • Conspiracy to Homicide - Fine and 20 years to life in prison will be imposed on anyone who attempts to murder a citizen of the United States. 
  • Physical Violence -  A fine and 10-year imprisonment will be imposed on any person who physically attacks and harms a United States citizen.

Carrying Out Violations of Civil Rights in New Port Richey, Florida  

A violation of civil rights per the FBI can be defined as any threat (verbal or physical) to the well-being and safety of other individuals on the basis of race, skin color, gender, sexuality, religion, and other rights or freedoms of United States citizens. Examples of Civil Rights punishments can be found in the Code of the  U.S. House of Representatives Title 18 Chapter 13:

  • Chapter 13, Section 242: Anyone who deprives the rights of an individual based on the color of their skin may receive fines and/or up to one year of imprisonment. If a bodily injury occurs, the individual will not be imprisoned for more than 10 years. If death should result from this, the offender will receive any number of years in prison, which could include a life sentence or the death penalty. 
  • Chapter 13, Section 244: Anyone that is discriminated against due to wearing the uniform of any of the armed forces of the United States will be fined under this title.  

Fraud in New Port Richey, Florida

Fraud is defined as a wrongful or criminal act in order for an individual to gain finances or have personal gain. Punishments for fraudulent activities can be found in the Code of the U.S. House of Representatives Title 18 Chapter 47. Examples include:

  • Chapter 47, Section 1002: Anyone who intends to defraud the United States or an agency of the country shall be fined, imprisoned for up to five years or both.  
  • Chapter 47, Section 1007: Anyone who knowingly makes a false, forged, or counterfeit statement, document, or thing will be fined up to $1,000,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 30 years. 

Counterintelligence Crimes in New Port Richey, Florida

Any sharing of sensitive information with foreign intelligence services is constituted as a counterintelligence crime as per the FBI. This information includes public files related to health, finances, different sectors of technology, or the United States economy.  

The Code of U.S. Representatives, Title 18 chapter 37, deals with acts of federal espionage (using clandestine means to receive secret information). Examples of this include the following:

  • Chapter 37-Section 792: Those who harbor fugitives will receive a fine and up to 10 years of prison time.  
  • Chapter 37- Section 796: Those who use or permit the use of an aircraft for the purpose of making a photograph, sketch, picture, drawing, map, or graphical representation of vital military or naval installations or equipment will be fined and receive up to one year of imprisonment.  

Executing an Act of Extortion in New Port Richey, Florida

White-collar crimes are very serious to the Federal Investigation Bureau. These violations occur in corporate sectors of America. The most common type of these crimes include extortion (sharing private information illegally), kickbacks, and fraud. Examples under the Code of U.S. Representatives Title 18, Chapter 41 include the following:

  • Chapter 41, Section 874: Any individual that forces another person to give up earning that the victim has earned rightfully under an employment contract will receive a fine and/or face prison time of up to five years. 
  • Chapter 41, Section 879: Any person who knowingly threatens to kidnap, kill, or inflict harm upon a former president and his immediate family, the current president, his immediate family, or anyone else protected by the Secret Service will be fined and be imprisoned for up to five years. 
  • Chapter 41, Section 880: Any individual who receives, disposes, or conceals money or property which was obtained by any offense in Chapter 41 shall receive imprisonment for up to three years, and/or receive a fine.

Committing the Crime of Robbing or Burglarizing Property in New Port Richey, Florida

Robbery and burglary are considered an act of organized crime by the FBI. These can be constituted as a violation done by a network of individuals that was planned. Anyone who has committed the crime of robbery and/or burglary will face the following penalties as per the U.S. Code of Representative, Title 18, Chapter 103:

  • Chapter 103, Section 2112: Any individual that robs or attempts a robbery property that belongs to the United States government will be faced with imprisonment of up to fifteen years.  
  • Chapter 103, Section 2114: Any individual that assaults a person who has possession of money, mail, or property of the United States government shall be imprisoned for up to twenty-five years. 
  • Chapter 103, Section 2115: Anyone who attempts to break into a post office will be fined and /or face imprisonment up to five years. 
  • Chapter 10, Section 2119: Anyone who intends to inflict bodily harm or murder a U.S. citizen in order to steal his or her car will be fined and/or be imprisoned for up to 15 years. Those who do succeed in inflicting bodily harm will receive twenty-five years of jail time. Should the victim die, the death penalty may be imposed on the criminal. 

Criminal Gang Members in New Port Richey, Florida

The FBI is able to enforce safety on the streets of New Port Richey with the assistance of various tasks forces, such as the Safe Streets Task Force and the National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC). The FBI is able to receive information from the NGIC which has data from local, state, and federal levels. A criminal street gang is defined as a group of five or more people who are part of an ongoing group, organization, club, or association. 

Punishments for criminal gang members could face the following penalties as per the U.S. Code of Representatives, Title 18, Chapter 26:

  • Chapter 26, Section 521: Anyone that has been part of an act of juvenile delinquency that involved a controlled substance felony or violent felony will face up to 10 years of prison time.  

Executing an Act of Homicide in New Port Richey, Florida

Homicide is defined as the act of one human unlawfully murdering another human being or a group of human beings. Punishments under the U.S. Code of Representative, Title 18, Chapter 51 include the following:

  • Chapter 51, Section 1111: Any person who commits the crime of murder in the first degree will face life in prison with a possibility of the death penalty. A second-degree murder charge will receive an undetermined amount of time in prison or life. 
  • Chapter 51, Section 1112: Those who have committed voluntary manslaughter (unlawful killing that happens in the spur of the moment during a heated moment) will receive a fine, up to fifteen years in prison or both. Those who have committed involuntary manslaughter (unintentional killing) will receive a fine, up to eight years in prison, or both.
  • Chapter 51, Section 1113: Anyone who attempts to commit the crime of murder or manslaughter shall be fined and/or receive up to twenty years for attempted murder or up to seven years for manslaughter. 

New Port Richey Attorneys

All of our federal crimes attorneys at Musca Law Firm in New Port Richey have the experience to withstand a tough trial. We will put forth our best defense in order to find a favorable outcome for our each of our clients. All our attorneys have a passion for law and will fight for all of your legal rights. With over 150 years of combined legal experience among our team of highly qualified attorneys, Musca Law has successfully tried numerous federal crimes cases throughout the history of our firm. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (727) 480-9675 to schedule a free initial case consultation with one of the experienced attorneys in our New Port Richey office.

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