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Fighting Against Federal Charges

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 federal criminal defense attorney you will want on your side when facing the Buffalo criminal justice system. As a former federal prosecutor, James knows how cases are constructed…and the best ways to beat them.

Federal Jurisdiction

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 drug crimes committed across state lines or on federal property

Though the New York criminal code describes penalties for various crimes, those same crimes may be sentenced differently if committed on a 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 Against Federal Crime Charges

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. Call 716-267-6168 or contact us online for a free consultation.