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Federal Crimes

Experienced Federal Criminal Lawyer In San Antonio


Strategic Defense Against Federal Felony & Federal Misdemeanor Cases

Federal crimes subject the accused to far harsher penalties than misdemeanors and state crimes. These federal offenses can result in lengthy probation, imprisonment, and excessive fines.

The Law Office of E.R. Báez has the knowledge and experience to help you. Our federal defense attorney, E.R. Báez, has more than sufficient experience in the federal legal arena. E.R. Báez is uniquely qualified to serve his clients as a federal criminal defense lawyer. His unique background and experience provide him with uncommon insight among federal criminal defense attorneys and allow him to achieve the best possible results for his clients.


Aggressive Representation Against Drug Crime Charges

Federal drug crimes differ from state drug crimes because they involve more significant quantities of drugs and can result in interstate violations or federal offenses. Common examples include drug trafficking, manufacturing, possession, and other federal drug crimes. The federal criminal lawyer at The Law Office of E.R. Báez will examine the evidence and question law enforcement’s investigative methods to have the case against you dismissed or reduced.

Federal Defense Attorney For Sex Crimes

Rape and child pornography are two common federal sex offenses, serious offenses that can be difficult to defend against. Before you are charged with a federal offense such as a sex crime, seek counsel from our federal criminal lawyer at The Law Office of E.R. Báez. Federal defense attorney, E.R. Báez, will represent you effectively and challenge the evidence against you.

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney For Illegal Transportation Or Smuggling Of Illegals

It is necessary to hire a criminal defense attorney who has knowledge and expertise in the laws that govern federal offenses of illegal transportation or smuggling of illegals. Our law office’s federal defense attorney has the knowledge and experience to represent defendants accused of illegal transportation or smuggling of illegals.

Legal Representation For White-collar & Corporate Federal Offenses

Fraud, conspiracy, and embezzlement are examples of white-collar offenses, as are identity theft and extortion. If you or a loved one is accused of federal fraud charges, the San Antonio white-collar crime lawyer at The Law Office of E.R. Báez can help you. Our white-collar crime lawyer has extensive experience in a variety of federal offenses and can tailor-fit his defense services to your unique white-collar crime case while also protecting your legal rights and reputation.

More About Federal Offenses

Local law enforcement brings the majority of criminal charges, which are heard in state courts. However, in certain circumstances, the federal government may be able to assist in the pursuit of criminal charges against someone. Charges against federal offenses are brought in federal courts. These federal offenses frequently carry harsher penalties that can have a long-term impact on a person’s life.

Different laws and procedures govern these situations. Not all lawyers are authorized to represent clients in federal court. You must work with an experienced federal criminal lawyer who is familiar with federal court challenges.

Federal law enforcement agencies receive more funding than local or state law enforcement agencies. At every stage of an investigation or prosecution, federal agents and prosecutors have vast resources at their disposal. Many of these cases begin years before an arrest is made for a federal offense. Federal agents frequently inform white-collar criminals about ongoing investigations.

When you learn about the investigation, you should contact the federal criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of E.R. Báez right away. Our federal criminal defense attorney has extensive experience representing clients with serious federal prosecutions in and out of the state of Texas. Our federal criminal defense lawyer will represent you at every stage of a federal criminal case, from the beginning of an investigation to the filing of criminal charges and the jury trial.

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • “How do I find a recently arrested person in San Antonio?”

    Finding out where someone went after they were arrested can be difficult, and you may have to access websites online or make several phone calls. However, it can be a good start to visit the Magistrate’s Office Search Website to find information or call the Magistrate’s Office at 210-335-6111. If you have the inmate’s SID or System Identification Number you may call Central Filing (Misdemeanor Records) at 210-335-2238 or contact Felony Records’ District Clerk at 210-335-2591.

  • “Can I represent myself in a San Antonio criminal case trial?”

    San Antonio law allows you to represent yourself before the court under certain criteria. However, we highly advise against it. Do not risk your future! You need a criminal defense attorney who can protect your legal rights and has the necessary experience in providing an exceptional defense strategy on your behalf. Call our criminal defense firm to represent you for any criminal charges you may be facing.

  • “What is a bench warrant?”

    When a person fails to appear in court on a specific date after receiving a notice or order to appear, a bench warrant is usually issued. The person is subject to arrest once the warrant is issued.

    If you choose to represent yourself, the court would expect you to file the correct legal paperwork and follow the complicated court procedures in your criminal case. The judge could impose harsh consequences, such as barring you from filing an important motion, if you violate the rules.

Difference Between State Offenses & Federal Offenses

While there are some similarities between federal and state court prosecutions, there are also significant differences. A San Antonio federal defense lawyer should be well-versed in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence. They should also be very knowledgeable about the Federal Guidelines.

Specific mandatory minimum penalties and federal sentencing guidelines apply in federal cases. In most cases, federal charges carry harsher penalties than state charges, particularly when it comes to drug trafficking or child pornography.

Federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Postal Service, and Customs and Border Protection typically conduct federal criminal investigations.

Investigations into state law violations, on the other hand, are typically conducted by law enforcement officers at the local, county, or state levels, such as the sheriff’s department or a local police station.

Federal Offense Classifications
Federal offenses are defined as crimes that violate federal statutes or meet federal jurisdictional requirements. If the crime falls under the authority of the Constitution, affects interstate commerce, or occurs on federally owned or controlled land, a federal court must have jurisdiction over the case.

There are numerous drug offenses that could be classified as federal crimes. There are also federal offenses such as:

  • Drug Crimes & Trafficking
  • Bank Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Investment Fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Identity Theft
  • Racketeering
  • Computer Crimes
  • Illegal Entry
  • Arson
  • RICO
  • Armed Bank Robbery
  • Public integrity violations
  • Federal Weapons Charges
  • Terrorist Activities

A person can also be convicted of conspiracy to commit a federal offense if prosecutors can show that they assisted in the commission of a crime in violation of the United States Code, such as fraud or drug trafficking.

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