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Federal Defense

New York City is one of the busiest spots for federal criminal investigations. From financial crimes on Wall Street to smuggling out of the Port of New York or airports to major drug offenses, there is a wide range of offenses that are prosecuted in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Federal rules of criminal procedure and process are different that those in state courts. It is important for your attorney to have experience in and an understanding of cases prosecuted in the federal criminal justice system.

Federal Defense Lawyer in Manhattan

The federal government has vast resources to prosecute you if you have been charged with a crime in U.S. District Court. It is critical that your attorney has the ability to counter them. At Greco Neyland, PC, we have the experience to provide a full defense for people facing federal charges. We will conduct a thorough investigation of our own to determine your possible defense and any reasonable doubt in the case against you.

Contact a skilled federal criminal defense lawyer in Manhattan at Greco Neyland, PC. Call (212) 951-1300 today to set up a free initial consultation. We represent clients charged in New York City federal courts, including in the District Courts in Manhattan, Brooklyn and any other borough.


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Types of Crimes in the U.S. Code

The U.S. Code contains many different crimes that a person may face charges for. Many have to do with allegations that cross state or international borders. This covers more than a person might think – for instance, an email containing child pornography sent by a person in Manhattan to a person in Brooklyn goes through servers and systems in other states or, sometimes, other countries.

Criminal offenses in federal law include offenses related to:

One of the most common charges is for Conspiracy. If you are accused of acting in concert with others to commit anything illegal under federal law, you may face charges of conspiracy, and face the same penalties as you would if charged with the underlying offense.


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Federal Investigations and Charges in New York City

Some agencies are tasked with investigating certain types of offenses. Others have broader jurisdiction. Agencies include:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Inspector General
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

The lead prosecutor in a federal prosecution is the United States Attorney. The state of New York has four districts. The city is divided into two of these. Kings County is in the Eastern District, and New York County is in the Southern District. Each district has a U.S. Attorney. An assistant U.S. Attorney will prosecute in the courtroom.

A person charged with a federal offense faces significant challenges. The U.S. government has effectively infinite resources to investigate and prosecute suspects. Many federal offenses carry mandatory minimum sentences, meaning the accused, if convicted, may face decades in prison regardless of whatever mitigating circumstances may exist.

However, there are often options available to the accused. The sooner a person facing charges contacts a skilled lawyer, the better the chances of a more positive resolution.


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U.S District Courthouses in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse
500 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 805-0136

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
225 Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 613-2600

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Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney for Federal Charges in Manhattan

For any charge in federal court, it is critical to seek counsel from a lawyer who understands federal rules, federal procedure and federal prosecutors. Greco Neyland, PC has extensive experience representing clients in New York Federal Court. Call us today at (212) 951-1300 to schedule a consultation. The initial consultation is free.

This article was last updated on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

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