Sex Crimes, Violent Crimes, and Other Crimes
Crimes assigned to federal court differ from state crimes in that they typically include the violation of a federal law or the crossing of state lines. These criminal cases are often prosecuted by U.S. attorneys and federal officers, including the FBI and DEA. Due to the larger scale of these crimes, penalties are often more severe than those of their state counterparts.
At Hill Law Firm, our attorneys have nearly 40 years of legal experience defending eastern North Carolina clients accused of sex crimes, violent crimes, and other criminal charges in federal court.
Sex crimes are considered on a federal level when they cross a certain threshold, whether that be moving across state lines, reaching a point of severity, or a number of other factors. These sex crimes include charges such as:
- Exploitation or assault of a child in a sexual manner
- Sexual abuse of a minor
- Purchase or sale of a child for sexual purposes (human trafficking)
- Possesion of child pornogrpahy
- Internet sex offenses
- Kidnapping with the intent of committing a sex crime
Additionally, some state sex crimes can be elevated to federal charges. These include aggravated sexual abuse, sexual crimes that occur on federal land such as a military base, and offenses committed by a repeat offender.
Due to the gravity of the charges, sex crimes assigned to federal court carry significant penalties. Those accused face imprisonment with the chance of a life sentence, steep fines, and registration on the national sex offenders list. Because of this, it’s crucial for individuals to enlist the help of an experienced legal defense as soon as possible. At Hill Law Firm, our attorneys will carefully analyze evidence and testimony to ensure a fair trial.
Violent Crimes Prosecuted in Federal Court
These crimes occur when the crime was perpetrated against a federal employee or on federal property, when federal laws have been broken, or when the crime involves federal interests. Examples include:
- Aggravated assault/battery
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic terrorism
- Injuring an officer
- Hostage taking
- Sexual assault
- Armed robbery
- Domestic assault
Similar to sex crimes in federal court, many of these charges carry the threat of up to a lifetime prison sentence, hefty fines, and other severe penalties.
In addition to federal sex crimes and violent crimes, there are a number of of other federal charges that fall under Title 18 and Title 26 of the United States Code. These include:
- Advocating overthrow of government
- Bankruptcy fraud/embezzlement
- Computer crime
- Destruction of property
- Motor vehicle theft
- Wire fraud
The list continues, and each charge comes with the threat of long jail time and steep fines.
Hill Law Firm’s experience
Due to our Greenville office’s location in eastern North Carolina near military bases such as Cherry Point, Camp Lejeune, and Fort Bragg, Hill Law Firm has ample experience in federal court. Our attorneys will use everything at their disposal, including evidence, testimonies, private investigators, forensic specialists, and more to ensure that clients have the best defense possible. In doing so, our goal is to minimize or eliminate any charges leveled against our clients.
Since federal charges carry long prison sentences, steep fines, and penalties that affect both social and professional goals, it’s crucial for individuals to enlist the help of experienced defense attorneys as soon as possible.
Contact Hill Law Firm
If you’re facing a federal sex crime, federal violent crime, or other federal criminal charge, your case would likely benefit from experienced legal counsel acting in your defense. Initial consultations with an attorney are free of charge.
To learn more about what our attorneys have to offer and how we can help you face your charges, give Hill Law Firm a call today at (252) 758-1403 or fill out the intake form below.