Federal Crimes

Federal Crimes or offenses are those considered to have been committed against the United States as a whole, going beyond a single state. They are constituted as illegal by US federal legislation. The most common federal crimes are mail fraud, kidnapping, tax evasion, museum robbery, and certain drug and immigration offenses.

The list of federal crimes is growing unabated:

For the past twenty-five years, Congress has created more than 500 new crimes per decade. Some are listed in Title 18 of the United States Code, but others are listed in other codes. Tax evasion, for example, or possession of weapons banned by the National Firearms Act are criminalized in Title 26 of the United States Code. The term “federal offence” has a different meaning in Canada.

Federal law enforcement agencies can investigate such offenses

The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has the power to investigate federal offenses. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement – the largest investigative agency in the US Department of Homeland Security – are other federal law enforcement agencies also empowered to investigate such crimes. Prosecution guidelines are established by the United States Attorney in each federal judicial district and through by-laws established by Congress.

We exercise applied knowledge in fighting the system.

Chuck Watson’s successful track record demonstrates how intimate he is with the means and methods prosecutors use to seek convictions and apply this knowledge to fight the system. Life and liberty are at stake when accused of a crime by the US Department of Justice. Chuck’s thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system can help protect your rights and secure your freedom in cases of federal offense. Whether a federal offense at at the trial or appellate level, one can rely on Watson Law Office, P.C., to get the job done.

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