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A violation of U.S. federal laws results in federal criminal charges. As a result, the federal government takes criminal activity seriously and will do everything in its power to isolate you from society and imprison you. If a crime violates federal laws and the United States Constitution or occurs across state lines, you may face severe federal charges and must retain our attorney immediately.

 Since the federal government prosecutes federal criminal charges, they are typically preceded by years of case building and evidence collection. The FBI, IRS, Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other federal agencies frequently prosecute federal crimes. Therefore, as soon as you become aware of an investigation against you, retain our defense attorney to protect your rights from the very beginning. You may not know whether investigators are breaking the law during the investigation, so you must be prepared and allow us to protect your rights.

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Why Should I Hire a Federal Criminal Defense Attorney?

What you can control, however, is whether or not you plan ahead for the possibility that your case could end up in federal court by hiring a skilled Riverside federal defense attorney from the very start. Not all lawyers have been admitted to the federal bar, and many of those who have been admitted practice there very seldom.

If you’ve committed a federal crime, whether it is uniquely federal or prohibited by both the federal and state governments, you should take great care to hire a lawyer who has the credentials and experience to handle your case through the entire process, such as those from Kareem Law APC.

Kareem A. Ramadan has been admitted to all four of California’s United States District Courts, including the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts. He excels at defending complex cases and can walk you through the entire process with skill and dignity.

Dual Sovereignty vs. Double Jeopardy

Although rare, if you’ve committed a federal offense, your case may be tried twice – once in state and federal court. The sentences will stack and can easily put you in prison for most, if not the rest of your life. Many clients mistakenly believe that if their case begins in one court, they cannot be tried in another because of their constitutional protection against double jeopardy.

However, double jeopardy does not eliminate the possibility that your case may be tried twice. It only protects you from being tried twice by the same court jurisdiction or “sovereign.” Because federal crimes are prohibited by both the state and the federal government, these crimes are a dual offense against two separate sovereigns and thus may be prosecuted once by each.

  • This is why if there is any chance that your case may end up in federal court, even if it begins in state court, you should hire a federal defense attorney in Riverside from the very beginning.

What Are The Most Common Types of Federal Crimes In Riverside?

A federal defense attorney is required for any case tried in federal court. Usually, these are restricted to cases that affect national security, cross state lines, or involve federal property.

These crimes include (but are not limited to)

  • Bank robbery
  • Wire fraud
  • Federal property crimes
  • Money laundering
  • Organized crime
  • Major art or jewelry theft
  • White-collar crimes
  • Terrorism
  • Espionage
  • Cybercrimes
  • Hate crimes
  • Human trafficking
  • Child pornography
  • Kidnappings

What are the Common Defenses?

If you’ve been charged with a federal offense, the first thing to do is find the right criminal defense attorney. While it’s possible to defend yourself in federal court, the complexity of this process makes it extremely difficult to mount an effective defense. The right federal defense firms understand how the system works and can help guide you through every step of the process.

Once you’ve found the right lawyer, start collecting all relevant information and documents about your case. It’s a good idea to learn about the charges you’re facing, what potential sentence they carry, and how your lawyer plans to make your defense.

Next, collect relevant documents or evidence related to your case, then draft a written statement about what happened. While you may never need to use this statement in court, it can help you remember the details of your case as time goes on.

Federal Defense Lawyer Near Me

If you or a member of your family has been accused of a crime or if you learn that you are under investigation, it is in your best interest to contact Kareem A. Ramadan, a criminal defense attorney at Kareem Law APC, immediately. We can begin building your case as soon as you are informed of an accusation against you, taking the time to listen to your needs and uncover the circumstances surrounding your case.

If you are currently involved in a legal matter, our attorneys can represent you in court. Since 2013, we’ve assisted countless clients with complex litigation. We can help defend you if you did not intend to commit a crime, were the victim of an unjust accusation, or were involved in an illegal law enforcement sting operation.

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Federal judges are frequently more stringent than state-level judges, issuing harsh sentences without the possibility of parole. Therefore, it is prudent to retain federal defense attorneys who are willing to fight for a favorable outcome, even if it means enduring a lengthy trial.

 We defend clients facing grand jury investigations and serious felony charges associated with white-collar crimes, complex crimes, capital murder cases, drug trafficking, DUI/DWI cases on federal land, sex crimes crossing state borders, and securities fraud. Our attorneys practice criminal trial and appellate law in every state and federal court in California and across the nation.

What Is a Federal Crime?

Some state crimes, such as sexual assault and murder, become federal crimes when they are committed on federal land or when the perpetrator crosses state lines in relation to the crime. Other crimes, such as drug trafficking involving large quantities of controlled substances, are classified as federal crimes based on the severity of the allegations.

 The attorneys at Kareem Law APC are committed to resolving your matters with a thorough, client-centered approach, whereas the majority of attorneys seek to resolve cases as quickly as possible. We will devote the necessary time and resources to obtaining a “not guilty” verdict.

 Certain types of criminal activity, such as international money laundering and immigration-related crimes, are always federal in nature. The FBI listed federal crimes they investigate, including but not limited to the following:

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There are three main ways in which a federal criminal case can be resolved: the charges can be dismissed, the prosecution and defense can negotiate a plea bargain, or the case can proceed to trial.

Winning a case against federal prosecutors is challenging, and it can be tough to build a strong case in your defense. However, with help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer, beating a federal drug conspiracy charge is possible.

Bank robbery, illegal immigration, drug trafficking, embezzlement, and the assassination of executive officials are all examples of federal crimes.

Make Sure You Hire a Reliable Criminal Defense Attorney

When you are facing criminal charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney you can trust. Kareem has been practicing criminal law for more than a decade and is one of the most trusted and highly rated attorneys. Whether you need help with a domestic violence case, felony and misdemeanor cases, theft crimes, or any other criminal charges, call Kareem Law APC for excellent legal representation. Kareem is a compassionate criminal lawyer who will protect your rights, guide you through every step of the process, provide you with the legal counsel you deserve, and fight hard to obtain optimal results. Call today at (888)-506-6519 or use our online contact form to schedule contact with a seasoned criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles.



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04:20 15 Sep 22
I was faced with a case that never in my life I’d imagine to be dealing with that could’ve had detrimental effects on my life and career ending. Kareem was the best defense I had to get my life back together. From start to finish Kareem was very attentive, informative and determined to help get this fixed and he did! The case was never filed! Thank you!
Josh kappJosh kapp
17:09 10 Aug 22
I was arrested and was facing 2 felonies in October and spent some time sitting in county jail. After calling tens of lawyers to help I immediately knew Kareem would provide the help I was looking for. He walked me through the entire court process and was very reassuring that I had nothing to worry about. It is a great feeling when you have a confident lawyer behind you. Kareem managed to get my case dismissed and I have no charges on my record now. I don’t think I would have this result if it weren’t for his help. I would recommend him to anyone. He knows what he’s doing and he is the man for the job.
Ali LodinAli Lodin
23:09 23 Jun 22
Before hiring Kareem Law I made the mistake of listening to some ads for personal injury attorneys on the radio. I did not know what to expect since this was my first time needing to hire an attorney. The first office never returned my calls and never connected me with an attorney. I thought attorneys wanted to help their clients not treat them like dirt. I found Kareem's office after a family member told me of an attorney who did excellent work on his personal injury case.From the first call with Kareem he created a strong relationship with me where I felt appreciated and heard. Mr. Ramadan was always available when I needed answers and did a fabulous job settling my case.
Anna DrachukAnna Drachuk
19:36 13 Apr 22
I was very fortunate to have had Kareem as my attorney. From our very first conversation, I could tell he was very knowledgeable and experienced. His empathy and care for my situation, were encouraging and made me feel safe. Kareem was very personable, reachable, and communicated clearly. Kareem put a lot of effort to get the case dismissed and achieve a complete resolution without the additional stress of a trial. I am beyond grateful to him!
Lynette LansanganLynette Lansangan
17:20 25 Mar 22
Never in my life, did I think I would need a criminal defense attorney. A close family member committed a federal crime and suddenly I was searching for a criminal defense attorney. I submitted an inquiry to all lawyers in the Upland area and I am so thankful that Attorney Kareem was quick to reply on a Sunday afternoon!The next day, he was already doing a jail visit with my family member. The following day, we were meeting and discussing the case in his office. Right from the beginning,Kareem expressed his care and compassion for us and my incarcerated family member. He also made us feel very comfortable telling us a personal story of his that made him appreciate nurses, which my mom and I are! This life journey of his, made us feel that he knows the value of life and our family member would be in excellent hands.Kareem was always available to answer all our questions. If you call him or text him, he will always respond right away or within a few hours. This was an extremely difficult time in our lives and Kareem was always there to ease our minds. When trying to find an attorney who is going to save your life or a close family members, you have to fully trust your lawyer and Kareem is that man. He strongly advocated for my family member and got him released from jail with a mental health diversion. This was the goal from the beginning and we could not be more thankful to Attorney Kareem for the outcome.
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Attorney Kareem uses his training and experience as a former prosecutor to defend clients throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino. If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense, you need someone with experience to defend and protect your rights. Call Kareem.
Kareem A. Ramdan and Malalai Farooqi, experienced criminal defense attorneys in Riverside, collaborating on a case.