Buffalo Federal Defense Attorney
Aggressively Fighting Federal Charges in New York
If you have been accused of a federal crime, you may be worried that the court process will be more challenging or that the penalties will be more severe than for a crime at the state level. Worrying won’t help, but a capable, experienced attorney will. James Quinn Auricchio, Esq. is the Buffalo federal defense attorney you will want on your side when facing the criminal justice system.
U.S. law is clear about what cases fall under the purview of federal courts.
Those cases include:
- Crimes that affect one's immigration status
- Counterfeiting money
- Crimes related to the postal service, such as mail fraud
- Cases that affect interstate commerce, which may include some white-collar crimes
- Cases where one state doesn’t have clear jurisdiction, such as crimes committed across state lines or on federal property
Though New York criminal code describes penalties for various crimes, those same crimes may be sentenced differently if committed on federal property due to different federal criminal codes. Even if a person is acquitted of a federal charge, it’s possible for them to be charged at the state level for the same crime. According to modern legal practice, this does not contradict the Fifth Amendment’s “double jeopardy” clause because the state and federal charges are considered different offenses.
A Strong Defense For Federal Crimes
Federal crimes are prosecuted under a different set of rules and in a different court than state crimes. A successful defense requires a lawyer who is familiar with the federal system and capable of representing your case with integrity.
At James Quinn Auricchio, Esq., our Buffalo federal defense attorney has the knowledge and experience you are seeking. We are caring and considerate of your situation, but also staunch defenders, always looking out for our clients’ best interests. Trust us to defend you in federal court.
The best lawyers are not the most expensive ones. They’re not the cheap ones either. If you judge the best lawyers by the results they achieve for their clients, the best lawyers are the ones that have experience, that know how to effectively communicate with their client, and work hard to achieve the best possible out come for their client.
Experience allows a good attorney to obtain the best possible result in less time. That means they don’t have to charge their clients a ton of money. That doesn’t mean you want the cheapest lawyer either though.
Be careful, some lawyers will charge substantially less than others. They work off of volume. But if your case presents unique challenges, they’ll be way too busy to notice issues that could make the difference in your case.
Plan on sitting down with three lawyers when you’re choosing. After ten minutes, most experienced lawyers will be able to give you a pretty educated estimate as to the costs and give you a quote.
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