You Need The Best When It Comes To Federal Criminal Defense
Whether this is your first federal offense or an unfortunate repeat trip, federal crimes are no laughing matter. Although you technically stand charged with a white collar offense, the fact that the federal government is prosecuting you means you might lose even more than you anticipated.
Like other states, Pennsylvania retains a lot of authority in white collar criminal matters. It defines its own laws for many crimes, but this doesn’t mean that the feds won’t step in if they see fit. At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, in Pittsburgh, I work diligently to help those who suddenly find themselves at the mercy of national authorities. I’m passionate about leveraging my experience in the United States Supreme Court and various federal court systems to help those in need of a solid defense and continuous advocacy.
High-Stakes Federal Charges Explained
Federal law spans a vast body of statutes and regulations. All told, it encompasses hundreds of different categories of punishable acts. Certain federal crimes may meet the definition of high-stakes offenses due to the amount of money involved or the alleged harm done to the public good such as:
- Embezzlement crimes where offenders in positions of trust steal from their companies
- Fraud perpetuated by businesses against consumers or other business partners
- Securities or investment fraud where investors allege that they were deliberately misled
The fact that white collar crimes don’t necessarily involve violent acts doesn’t mean that prosecutors will look upon them any more favorably. At Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, I am a lawyer who will do everything in my power to imbue your defense with the strength that comes from years of experience and intelligent representation. By establishing your good character and building robust, evidence-based arguments, I can help you sidestep outcomes like spending years in prison or paying massive fines.
Accepting Punishment Isn’t The Only Option
Even if prosecutors portray the case against you as a foregone conclusion, it’s important to remember that you always have choices. For instance, most federal criminal matters don’t make it to trial, and you may be able to enter a plea in exchange for a deal. While admitting guilt may not seem ideal at first, it could mean the difference between leniency and harsh sentencing.
The only way to know whether you’ll be able to move forward and put this incident behind you is to talk to an experienced federal criminal defense attorney who understands how federal laws work — and how to make those laws work for you. Contact me at Stanton D. Levenson, P.A. Law Offices, to discuss your case and potential strategies. Call 412-552-3231 or send a message online today. From my office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I represent clients nationwide.