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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.

 

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.

 

Examples of Federal Crimes Include:

 

federal crime defense

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.

 

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.

What Are Federal Drug Charges?

 

Drug charges become federal offenses when certain circumstances are involved, including large amounts of controlled substances and/or drug conspiracy cases. These charges involve allegations that an individual (s) committed, or planned to commit, a crime that violates federal drug laws.

 

Federal Drug Crimes Include:

 
  • Trafficking
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Possession w/Intent to Distribute

Federal drug charges are tried at a serious level and can result in harsh penalties. An experienced criminal defense attorney is needed to represent clients facing these serious allegations.

 

What Does Federal Drug Conspiracy Mean?

 

Federal drug conspiracies are an agreement between two or more individuals to commit a crime that violates federal drug laws. These charges are applicable in a wide range of criminal cases and federal prosecutors use the vague nature of these allegations to their advantage. Conspiracy charges only require two elements.

 

Elements of a Conspiracy Include:

 
  1. 2 or more people agree to commit a crime.
  2. One action is taken towards committing the crime.

In many cases, individuals facing charges for involvement in a federal drug conspiracy were not involved in the crime. This is a tactic that federal investigators use in an attempt to obtain evidence from those that they believe may have information about the crime.

What Are Types of Drug Conspiracies?

 

if charged hire a federal criminal defense lawyerThere are several types of conspiracy crimes that are a violation of federal drug laws. These include agreements to manufacture, distribute, process, or import an illicit drug.

 

The harshest elements in cases of drug conspiracies are that these charges do not require any monetary exchange, drug distribution, or an actual crime to occur. These cases only require plans to execute the crime and a step to be taken in these plans.

 

What are the Penalties for Involvement in a Federal Drug Conspiracy?

 

Harsh penalties can result if the prosecution can prove that the defendant knowingly made an agreement to participate in a crime that violates federal law.

 

Charges can also be enhanced in certain situations, increasing minimum prison sentences significantly.

 

Enhanced Penalties May Occur When:

 
  • Defendant has convictions of previous drug and/or felony charges.
  • An individual is hurt as a result of the conspiracy.
  • Conspiracy cases that involve a minor child.

Penalties for a conviction on federal drug charges depend on several factors, including the amount of drugs involved. These convictions generally result in felony charges that carry minimum prison sentences of anywhere from 5 to 20 or more years.

 

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.

What Health Care Crimes Do Medical Providers Face?

 

Health care providers often face charges of intentionally defrauding the insurance company to obtain more money.

 

Anti-Kickbacks and Stark Law

 

Anti-kickback and Stark laws were developed to prevent health care fraud. Both of these statutes deem it illegal for health care professionals to pay for or accept payment for medical referrals. Medical providers are not legally allowed to accept any form of compensation for referrals.

 

Unbundling

 

Submitting multiple bills, or unbundling, is when medical providers defraud the insurance company by submitting more than one bill for the same services.

 

Phantom Billing

 

Phantom billing is when medical providers submit bills to the insurance company for services or medical equipment that the patient never receives.

 

Upcoding

 

Upcoding occurs when a medical provider charges the insurance company for more expensive services than were received.

 

What Health Care Crimes Do Patients Face?

 

There are several common health care crimes that patients can be charged with on a federal level.

 

Identity Crimes

 

These crimes involve a patient intentionally using another individual’s health insurance to cover their medical services. If an individual knowingly allows another person to use their insurance they may also face federal health care fraud charges.

 

Impersonation

 

It is a federal health care crime for an individual to impersonate a medical provider without a medical license. These crimes include performing or billing patients for medical services.

 

Doctor Shopping

 

It is a federal crime to visit multiple health care providers to obtain prescriptions for controlled substances.

 

What Defense Strategies Can Be Used for Health Care Crimes?

 

The prosecution will need to prove that an individual intentionally committed these crimes for financial gain. This means that they will need to convince the jury that it could not have been a simple billing mistake.

Gallian Defense Firm will use advanced strategies to create this reasonable doubt by disputing the unique evidence in your case. Reach out to Gallian Defense Firm today to discuss the unique elements of your case.

 

What Does Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Involve?

 

Convicted felons are barred from possessing, transporting, and/or manufacturing firearms under federal law. These charges do not require the defendant to be in actual possession of the firearm when it is discovered.

Possession of a firearm could be applicable if the firearm is found in any area that a convicted felon frequents, including their home, car, storage area, etc.

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.

 

How is Mail Fraud Defined?

 

Mail fraud allegations consist of two elements: Devising a scheme to defraud an individual or entity and the intent to use mail for the purpose of executing a crime.

 

This charge often results from other criminal allegations, including health care fraud, tax fraud, and other illegal means of obtaining financial gain. These cases are evaluated when the United States Postal Service (USPS) or private mail carrier is used to commit these crimes

 

These crimes may involve using USPS to transport illegal items, using fake names and addresses, and/or simply conspiring to commit a crime involving mail transport.

 

What Are the Penalties for Mail Fraud?

 

The penalties for mail fraud vary greatly based on the unique circumstances of each case. This is because generally other crimes are also involved.

 

In the least severe circumstances, mail fraud convictions carry up to 20 years in federal prison. Sentencing increases significantly when other elements are present. You could face up to 30 years behind bars and 1 million dollars in fines if a financial institution is impacted by your crimes.

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

 

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.

Types of Federal Crimes

Drug Conspiracy

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

Health Care

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.

Mail Fraud

Violation of 18 USC 1341 - intend to use mail for purpose of executing a crime

Computer Crimes

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

Trafficking

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