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Chicago Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Weisberg – When Having Experience Counts

 

If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.

 

When facing federal criminal charges, it’s vital that you have an aggressive, professional criminal defense attorney on your side – as the outcome of your case can have irreversible, life-long consequences. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer representing you, should you be charged with crimes in Chicago, can:

 

  • Make a significant difference in the outcome of your case
  • Help get the charges against you reduced, if not dropped altogether
  • Get you through the legal process efficiently so you can move on with your life

 

What is a Federal Crime?

 

According to U.S. legislation, a federal crime is any violation that:

 

  • Has been stipulated, by law, to be a federal crime
  • Crosses state lines
  • Occurs on U.S. federal property

Federal criminal law differs greatly from Illinois criminal law. Typically, federal cases involve more serious offenses than Illinois state cases. This is especially true when it comes to drug charges or fraud cases. While criminal law is complex and opens up the possibility for a number of different federal charges, some of the most common federal criminal charges include:

 

  • Mail Fraud 18 USC 1341
  • Money Laundering 18 USC 1956
  • Bank Robbery 18 USC 2113
  • Child Pornography 18 USC 1466A
  • Tax Evasion 26 USC 7201
  • Kidnapping 18 USC 1201
  • Bank Fraud 18 USC 1344
  • Wire Fraud 18 USC 1343
  • Computer Crimes 18 USC 1030
  • Securities Fraud 18 USC 1348
  • RICO (Racketeering) 18 USC 1961, 1962. 1963
  • Weapons Charges 18 USC 922
  • Drug Charges 21 USC 841
  • Sentencing for Federal Crimes
  • Sentencing for federal crimes will vary, based on:
  • The exact charge(s) filed (and that receive convictions)
  • The defendant’s criminal record

 

To schedule a consultation with an aggressive, experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney who will fight tirelessly on your behalf, contact the Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg. Mr. Weisberg knows the law; he will do whatever it takes to protect your constitutional rights. Mr. Weisberg has earned membership to the prestigious Federal Trial Bar. If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, no matter what the circumstances, don’t take chances with your future.

 

Call today and schedule a free consultation with Mr. Weisberg.

 

Learn more about your legal rights during a free, non-obligatory initial consult today.

 

If you would like to reach Mr. Weisberg quickly and directly, please call his cell phone 24/7 at (773) 908-9811, or fill out the case review form on our website. The consultation is free.

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