The Woodlands Federal Crime Attorney
Defense for Individuals Facing Federal Charges in TX
If you are being charged or are under suspicion of a federal crime, do not panic or make any rash decisions. Hire our experienced federal criminal defense lawyers at Morgan Bourque Attorney at Law. We have successfully resolved a wide variety of federal charges.
Attorney Morgan Bourque is a former Texas prosecutor and assistant district attorney who has handled federal charges from both sides of the courtroom. Well-versed in Title 18 charges and the federal judicial system, for years he has represented defendants accused of various federal offenses, often to favorable outcomes. His insight into crime scene investigations, e-discovery, and criminal procedures have proven invaluable in and out of the courtroom. Based on his insider’s perspective, he is often able to anticipate the actions that the federal government may take and build an even stronger defense.
Our legal team has the proven ability to find mistakes and misrepresentations during the course of investigations that prove innocence, or that the accused unknowingly acted in bad faith. Our thoroughness and deep experience have led to the exoneration of many of our clients.
Difference Between Federal & State Crimes
Federal crimes are detailed in Title 18 of the United States Code. Federal charges can be brought against you for suspicion of various types of crimes. From commercial DWIs and property crimes to murder and white-collar crimes – and dozens more – charges issued by the federal government under Title 18 are extremely serious.
However, most crimes are considered violations of state law, which means state courts have jurisdiction over them. But when a criminal offense has some federal or national interest, a person can receive federal charges.
Types of Cases Handled by Federal Court Jurisdiction
Federal courts have jurisdiction over the following types of crimes:
Crimes that occur on federal lands
Crimes that involve federal law enforcement agencies (e.g. FBI, DEA, ATF, etc.)
Crimes where the offender crosses state lines
Crimes that involve multiple states or countries
Crimes that violate immigration and customs
Similar to state crimes, federal criminal penalties vary. Yet, federal penalties are more severe than state penalties.
Federal Criminal Penalties
Penalties vary depending on the severity of the charge and your alleged involvement, but may include:
Lengthy or mandatory sentences in maximum security prisons
Tainted criminal and personal records
Professional license suspensions or disqualifications, and more.
Federal charges can also cause non-economic damages, such as a tarnished reputation, unwanted media attention and public scrutiny. Due to the extremely harsh consequences of a federal conviction, it is imperative to hire a defense attorney who has experience fighting in federal court.
Ready to Defend Your Rights & Freedom
Criminal defense has a long history in the United States, and our federal crime lawyers in The Woodlands are proud to have crafted strategies within the realm of the law that has helped many innocent people achieve justice. With each successful outcome, we further demonstrate that the right to the best possible defense is deeply intertwined with what makes the American judicial system impartial and efficient. We serve clients in Magnolia, Willis, Spring & Montgomery County.
Call (713) 535-9711 to discuss your case with The Woodlands federal crime attorneys today.