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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney In Winston-Salem

Federal criminal charges often carry higher stakes than crimes charged at the state level. The federal government has extensive resources that it can use to investigate and prosecute suspected criminal behavior. In addition, the consequences of a conviction can be severe, with mandatory minimum prison sentences required for several crimes. If you are under investigation or have been charged with a federal crime, it is important to seek skilled legal representation as soon as possible.

At The Law Offices of Karen D. Gerber, PLLC in Winston-Salem, I, attorney Karen D. Gerber, am a board-certified specialist in federal criminal defense law, a distinction held by a small percentage of lawyers in North Carolina. You can rely on me to serve as your staunch advocate while I help build the strongest defense possible against criminal allegations.

Which Crimes Are Federal Crimes?

I have experience handling all types of federal cases, including those involving:

  • Fraud crimes: These crimes include wire fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud and other white collar offenses involving deception for financial gain.
  • Drug trafficking: Charges related to the manufacture, distribution or smuggling of controlled substances across state lines or on federal property.
  • Gun offenses: Unlawful possession of firearms, ammunition violations and other weapons charges that violate federal laws.
  • Sex crimes: Federal offenses like child pornography, sex trafficking and sexual abuse cases that cross state borders.
  • Kidnapping: Abduction cases that involve crossing state lines or occur on federal property.
  • Manslaughter: Unintentional killing that takes place on federal land or in certain maritime situations.

I know the law and understand how to mount a defense. I can raise constitutional challenges to the evidence, and I work with experts to help develop testimony in your favor. I also have a strong base of knowledge when it comes to federal sentencing guidelines, alternative sentencing and mitigating factors, all of which can play an important role in the effort to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Above all, I am committed to providing you with personalized, responsive representation every step of the way.

What Is The Minimum Sentence For A Federal Crime?

The potential sentence range for a federal crime conviction differs based on the specific offense and circumstances. However, federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines often require harsh penalties, even for some nonviolent offenses. An experienced federal crimes lawyer can advocate for alternative sentencing or mitigating factors to pursue a reduced sentence when possible.

Are All Federal Crimes Felonies?

While some lesser federal offenses may be classified as misdemeanors, most charges brought by federal prosecutors are felonies with severe potential consequences upon conviction. Federal felony convictions can result in lengthy prison sentences, exorbitant fines and a permanent criminal record that could impact employment, housing and other opportunities long after the sentence is served.

Contact Me If You Have Been Accused Of A Federal Offense

From white collar crimes to drug distribution charges, I will work hard to protect your rights at every turn. To schedule a free initial consultation, call me at 336-725-6611 or contact me online.

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