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What Are Federal Crimes?

Federal Crimes are defined as crimes that violate the United States Federal Legal Code, including certain violent crimes, and/or crimes that occurred in several states. These charges are handled by The United States Federal Court system due to one or more determining factors.

What are Some Examples of Federal Crimes? 

Federal crimes are tried at a higher standard than state crimes, carrying harsher repercussions, higher fines, and increased minimum prison sentences. These allegations require the defense of an attorney who is experienced in handling cases of this nature.

Aggravated Crimes (Assault, Sexual Assault)
Allegations of Intentional Harm
Tax Evasion
Federal Public Corruption and Bribery
Mail Fraud
Wire Fraud
Social Security Fraud
Federal Health Care Fraud
Terroristic Crimes
Federal Drug Conspiracy
White Collar Crimes
International Money Laundering

Recently, there have been some federal charges against individuals and groups related to COVID-19 pandemic including

COVID-19, Cares Act Fraud, PPP Loan Fraud, and SBA Loan Fraud

Some Examples of Federal Crimes

Aggravated Assault & Aggravated Sexual Assault

When certain requirements are met, charges can come for aggravated assault and aggravated sexual assault .

Federal Health Care Fraud

Anti-Kickback statutes; Pay-for-patient referrals; Violation of the Stark Law; Travel Act

Felon in Possession of Firearms

If you are a convicted felon, Federal Law prohibits that you own or possess a firearm. Don't take these cases lightly.

Human Trafficking

Under 18 USC 1591, sex trafficking of children or adults by force carry serious repercussions.

Federal Drug Conspiracy

Conspiracy law requires only two or more participants. The feds love charging crimes this way.

White Collar Crimes

If you are a convicted felon, Federal Law prohibits that you own or possess a firearm. Don't take these cases lightly.

Social Security Fraud

Anti-Kickback statutes; Pay-for-patient referrals; Violation of the Stark Law; Travel Act

Computer Crimes

Possession of Child Pornography or Online Solicitation of Minors can turn Federal in a hurry.

What Are Federal Health Care Crimes?

Allegations of health care fraud are federal offenses handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). This agency has access to advanced technology and resources that put clients who are facing these charges at a disadvantage.


Any individual who intentionally deceives the health care system can be charged with federal health care fraud. These cases often involve one or more parties and may include patients, doctors, or other healthcare providers.

Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Dallas, Texas

If you are reading this, there is a good chance you need to immediately consult with an experienced, successful, aggressive federal criminal defense lawyer.  Federal crimes are investigated by multiple government agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). These agencies have access to advanced technology and resources, putting defendants at an increased risk of facing the harsh penalties that result from a federal criminal conviction. Gallian Defense Firm in Dallas, Texas has the experience and knowledge to defend clients against these serious federal level charges.


These crimes have the potential to destroy your freedom and require a lawyer who knows how to fight in a federal courtroom. Gregg Gallian works hard and has successfully helped hundreds of clients have their charges reduced or dismissed.

Do I Need a Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Because criminal convictions on federal charges can result in decades behind bars and thousands in fines, you need a federal criminal defense lawyer to defend you. These charges have the potential to destroy your family and future. It is imperative that you choose a lawyer who is skilled and experienced in handling crimes of this serious nature.


Gregg Gallian is an established federal criminal defense lawyer in Dallas Texas. He has developed a solid reputation by utilizing unique approaches, strong defense strategies, and years of experience in federal law.


The sooner that you reach out to Gallian Defense Firm, the sooner he can begin building your case. Gallian provides free case reviews to clients, even if they have already hired another, less competent attorney.

Is Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon a Federal Crime?

The prosecution only needs to prove the defendant was in possession of the weapon, had access, and could potentially use it. More than one individual can be charged with possession of a single firearm.

What Penalties Does a Felon Face for Possession of a Firearm?

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a serious offense that should not be taken lightly. Penalties for this crime vary greatly based on other charges in the case, the defendant’s criminal history, and the type of firearm that is discovered.


Possession of a firearm carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, even without the presence of other criminal charges and/or history.


A felon who has been convicted of three or more previous violent crimes or drug trafficking faces a minimum sentence of 15 years without parole in federal prison.

What Computer Crimes Are Federal Offenses?

Computer crimes are serious criminal allegations that could potentially damage your reputation, employment, and quality of life. Several computer crimes are tried at a federal level and carry serious consequences if convicted.


Child Pornography


Allegations of possessing, manufacturing, or distributing child pornography is a serious offense that is often tried in federal court. The penalties for these crimes depend on the amount of pornography, the nature of the crimes, and the age of the child.


You could face up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines if the minor child portrayed in the media is under 12 years of age. You would also be required to register as a lifetime sexual offender, destroying your reputation and limiting your future opportunities for housing, employment, and education.


Solicitation of a Minor


Solicitation of a minor is a federal crime that carries penalties of up to 30 years in prison and $250,000 in fines. You would also be required to register in the national sex offender database.

Do not face these serious allegations alone. Let Gregg Gallian handle these serious allegations, protecting your reputation and freedom.

How Long is Sentencing for Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking charges are serious allegations that an individual held another person and/or sold them as property for servitude. The sole charge of human trafficking carries a sentence of 20 years behind bars.


These charges are severely enhanced when other elements are involved in the crime. These charges include kidnapping, sexual abuse, physical injury to the victim, and other criminal activities. The FBI is involved in all of these investigations and prosecutors push for maximum sentences.

What Defense Strategies Can Be Utilized for Federal Crimes?

A strong legal defense is critical for federal-level criminal offenses. These convictions destroy lives, families, and futures. There are several tactics and strategies that your defense lawyer may use to beat or lessen these charges.


No Intent


The prosecution will need to prove that the defendant’s actions were intentionally criminal. This applies to cases involving fraud, internet crimes, and other federal crimes. These crimes may have been a simple accident and unintentional.


No Involvement


Because federal crimes usually involve other parties, your defense attorney may be able to shift the blame on other individuals involved in the case. You may have been instructed to commit actions that were part of a federal crime but were unaware of any criminal intent.




Entrapment is a common defense strategy in federal cases because you may be able to convince the jury that you were a victim in the crime. Another party involved may have used force, intimidation, and/or blackmail to force you to commit a crime that you did not want to commit.

Why Is Gallian the Best Choice for Federal Criminal Law Firm?

All federal crimes are serious and a threat to your freedom and future. Do not face allegations of these crimes alone. Gregg Gallian is an experienced and reputable criminal defense attorney in Dallas, Texas who has represented clients throughout the state against these serious allegations.


Gallian is a bold force in the courtroom and will work hard to help have your charges dropped or lessened.


Schedule a free consultation to discuss the unique circumstances involved in your case. Gregg Gallian and his team will gather all the necessary evidence, testimonies, and other elements to build the strongest defense strategy possible.

How Do I Schedule a Free Consultation?

Reach out to Gallian Defense Firm today to speak with a legal professional about the circumstance in your case. You can submit a form online or call 214-432-8860 to get started.