Federal offenses are a little bit different than just your "run of the mill" traffic offense. If you have been accused of one you should contact Grozinger Law, P.A. for more information on how to proceed. Just like with any alleged criminal investigation you should not make any statements until you have secured an experienced defense. Based in the Orlando, Florida area, Grozinger Law, P.A. has the experience with Federal Offenses and is willing to hear your side of the story. Because Federal Crimes are typically tried on a larger scale than your speeding ticket, it is important that you know what you are involved with as soon as possible.
A Federal Offense can be any of the following:
- White collar crime - also considered a non-violent crime
- Some drug crimes
- Crimes that include guns
- Illegal re-entry crimes
- Immigration crimes
- Counterfeiting money or goods
These are the more commonly tried crimes that comes through the federal court system. Federal offenses are more serious and those that are committed in Orlando, can be tried by any attorney like Grozinger Law, P.A. With years of experience through schooling and in the Office of the Public Defender in Escambia County, Patrick Grozinger can get you through the process once you receive the notification that you have to appear before the grand jury in the state of Florida. Because cases that are tried in front of a grand jury, having the experience and knowledge to file motions and present evidence in your favor are very important.
You might also have some questions about a federal offense so some of the most common ones are listed below with answers.
Will I get parole if I have been convicted of a federal crime?
The short answer is, no. Since the adoption of the United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines back in 1987. Getting credit for good behavior, however, is something separate.
My money has been seized as part of a drug investigation, but it was not drug money? Can I get it back?
The government can seize any property that was used in connection with a drug crime. Getting it back I possible, but only after you have received a letter stating whether you are able to get it back or not.
Will I be informed if I am indicted or will that come at the grand jury hearing?
Most of the time you will not know anything unless you are a "target" of the grand jury. The information and anything else done by the jury is not disclosed. Questioning will only come if you receive a "target" letter.
If you find yourself in a situation that could lead to a charge in the State of Florida, you will need a criminal defense attorney and Grozinger Law, P.A. should be first on the list. Patrick Grozinger has plenty of experience and knowledge to provide you with adequate defense in your case. If you think that you have witnessed a federal crime, you should contact your local authorities right away. You could be asked to speak at the grand jury hearing if your evidence or testimony can help to convict the accused. To learn more, search for federal crime witness information in your area.