Federal Crimes


Let an experienced legal team defend your rights

Certain offenses are so serious they are prosecuted on the federal level. These types of crimes carry harsh penalties and long prison times. If you suspect you are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or another federal branch of law enforcement, you should immediately consult with a skilled NYC attorney. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo have extensive experience representing New Yorkers facing allegations for federal offenses. The firm can quickly assess your case and begin devising a solid defense strategy for you.

Types of cases NYC bank fraud attorneys handle

Federal crimes can range from white collar offenses to drug crimes. Many people who are eventually charged for federal crimes are under the scrutiny of federal law enforcement months and sometimes even years prior to being arrested. The highly successful and skilled criminal defense attorneys at Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo provide zealous defense counsel to individuals arrested for the following federal crimes:

  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Racketeering
  • Money laundering
  • Hobbs Act violations
  • Conspiracy offenses
  • Bank fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Drug crimes

Defending against federal crime charges

Building a successful defense against federal crime allegations in New York requires you to take prompt legal action. The sooner you contact a reputable lawyer, the better your chances are of beating the charges against you. The criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo can assist you with the following aspects of your federal case:

  • Pleading requirements for mail and wire fraud:

    Mail fraud is a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341 and can be charged almost any time the U.S. Postal Service is used to transmit materials that are inherently criminal or in furtherance of criminal activity. Wire fraud is a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343 and can be charged any time criminal information or information in furtherance of criminal activity is transmitted electronically, including by radio, phone, Internet and television.

  • Discovery issues for mail and wire fraud:

    The prosecution must demonstrate in a mail or wire fraud case that specific information was transmitted by mail or wire. This requirement usually demands that the prosecution produce proof of the existence of the offending material and the mode of transmission. This result is most often accomplished by the production of the materials or verifiable duplications of the materials (e.g., letters with postage, facsimile receipts, emails with meta-data and telephonic voice recordings). Because this production is somewhat straightforward, the discovery in a mail or wire fraud case often focuses on evidence of the underlying crime.

  • Key witnesses for mail and wire fraud:

    With the rise of Internet-based wire fraud, computer and telecom experts have become essential witnesses in these types of cases.

Seek immediate legal counsel for federal crimes

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo are professional, experienced and competent. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at the firm.