Federal Crime FAQ

Anyone facing federal criminal charges needs to understand that the stakes are high. Federal government agencies such as the FBI typically conduct thorough investigations before bringing formal criminal charges, and the penalties for federal convictions are often far more severe than the penalties handed down in state courts.

If you have been indicted for a federal offense in Texas - or if you are under investigation by federal authorities - it is crucial that you secure legal counsel as soon as possible. Our San Antonio criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge, experience and resources you need to fight for your rights and freedom.

Arrange a confidential consultation with an experienced and aggressive criminal law attorney. Contact Hoelscher Gebbia, PLLC, today.

A federal agency is investigating me. What should I do?

Do not talk to investigators. Exercise your right to remain silent. If you are under investigation, or if you only suspect that you are under investigation, the first thing you need to do is contact an attorney. Again, do not talk to investigators. Contact us.

How do I choose a lawyer to handle my federal case?

Not every criminal defense lawyer defends against federal charges or is admitted to handle cases in federal court. You need a criminal defense attorney who has experience in federal courts in Texas. Our firm can handle a wide variety of federal crime cases, including:

  • Federal drug trafficking charges
  • White collar crime allegations, including federal fraud and tax evasion charges
  • Federal weapons charges
  • Violent crime charges, including death penalty cases
  • Federal sex crime charges, including human trafficking
  • Federal Internet crime charges

In fact, our firm has a reputation for providing aggressive and effective defense in the most difficult types of cases.

What are the possible penalties for a federal conviction?

In short, the possible penalties for a federal conviction will depend on the facts of your specific case. However, very heavy penalties are possible under federal sentencing guidelines, and federal judges have discretion to increase those penalties even more under certain circumstances.

Depending on the charge in question, the penalties for a federal conviction could range from a few months in federal prison to life in federal prison. Certain offenses - abduction, for example - can lead to an increased sentence, while in other cases, there may be factors that result in a reduced sentence.

Again, to secure the best possible outcome in your case, it is crucial that you immediately obtain legal counsel. There is no time to waste in building a strong defense.

Contact Our San Antonio Law Firm

For a confidential consultation regarding your goals and concerns, call 210-570-9902 or contact us online. At Hoelscher Gebbia, PLLC, our clients are our top priority.