The Legal and Financial Consequences of a Texas Identity Theft Conviction
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A federal sex crime is a very serious matter that can have life-altering consequences. Federal sex crime charges can result in lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and lifetime sex offender registration. If you or someone you know is facing federal sex crime charges, it’s essential to understand what you’re up against and take immediate action to protect your rights and your liberty.
Federal sex crimes are criminal offenses that violate federal law, such as the Sexual Exploitation of Children, Child Pornography, and Sex Trafficking. These crimes are investigated by federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
If you are charged with a federal sex crime, you will be prosecuted in federal court, which can be daunting. Federal courts have complex rules and procedures and unique federal sentencing guidelines. To protect yourself, it is not enough to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. You need a criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience in defending federal criminal cases. You need an experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer.
There are many criminal defense lawyers who practice almost exclusively in state court. These lawyers may be outstanding in state court, but they will not have experience in defending federal cases.
Being charged with a federal sex crime may be overwhelming, but it doesn’t mean you’re guilty. On the contrary, as in any criminal case, you are presumed innocent, and the burden of proof is on the prosecution. The Government must prove their allegation beyond a reasonable doubt for you to be convicted of anything. Being charged or indicted for a severe federal sexual offense is not evidence that you have committed any criminal offense. In order to defend yourself, you will need a hard-working, creative federal criminal defense lawyer. You will need a lawyer who will examine all of the government’s evidence and challenge the government’s evidence at every opportunity. You will need a lawyer who will fight with every tool he has for you.
If you are convicted of a federal sex crime, you may face a lengthy prison sentence. You will face potential lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Sex offender registration can make it challenging to find employment and housing and even limit your ability to travel. A lifetime registration requirement significantly impacts a person’s personal and professional life.
If you are charged with a federal sex crime, you have several defense options. Your federal criminal defense lawyer will investigate the case against you and investigate all potential defenses. A defense theory or defense strategy must be tailored to meet head-on the specific charges in your case.
Some common defense strategies include challenging the legality of the seizure of evidence being used against you and challenging the credibility of civilian and law enforcement witnesses who are against you. A creative lawyer works to develop a strong defense, notwithstanding what appears to be harsh facts. It’s essential to hire a lawyer who is dedicated to zealously fighting for you, no matter the allegation or the alleged facts.
Being charged with a federal sex crime is a serious matter that can have life-altering consequences. If you or someone you know is facing federal sex crime charges, it’s essential to understand what you’re up against and take immediate action to protect your rights.
Hiring an experienced federal criminal defense attorney is crucial. Your attorney will work to protect your rights, investigate the case against you, and develop a defense strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. They’ll also guide you through the federal criminal justice process and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Client was charged by Federal Indictment with making a social media post that threatened Malicious Damage and Destruction of a Building by Means of Fire and Explosives in violation of Federal law. The Defense showed that Client was a law-abiding citizen. The Defense further showed that the alleged threat was not made with any criminal intent.
The client, a public official with a long history of public service, was accused by a former girlfriend of engaging in non-consensual sexual relations. The Defense investigation and analysis showed through a detailed timeline that the allegation made absolutely no sense. Phone records, including calls and texts, were relied on to help establish an accurate timeline. The Defense met with law enforcement and reviewed a detailed package that exonerated the accused.
Client, a Houston area professional who frequently travels for work, was accused by his wife of assaulting her in his family home. Defense showed that wife’s story lacked credibility and there was no physical evidence in support of the wife’s allegation.
The client, a young Black male, was driving his car when police pulled him over for no apparent reason. It looked to be a profile stop. The client was accused of possessing a controlled substance in his vehicle. The Defense showed that there was no lawful basis for the police to stop the Client’s car. The Defense also showed that there was no lawful basis for the search of the Client’s car. It was a bad search, so the seized evidence was not admissible.
Client charged in Federal Indictment In “Operation Wrecking Ball” with 55 named co-defendants. Client faced seven charges. Client was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering. Client was also charged with four counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Money laundering.
Allegations involved client’s alleged use of his home to distribute cocaine. Government’s lengthy investigation involved numerous wiretaps, surveillance, video, pole cams, search warrants, vehicle stops and use of cooperating co-defendants.
Client went to trial with four remaining defendants. After a two-week trial, Judge granted Motion for Acquittal on four of the seven charges. Jury found Client Not Guilty of remaining three charges.
Client charged in Federal Court with two counts of Wire Fraud related to Five SBA EIDL loan applications. The Government alleged the client, a Houston professional, defrauded the Small Business Administration out of over $150,000. The Client faced up to 20 years in prison on each count. The Defense investigated the case and negotiated a deal that included the Government not opposing a probation. The Federal Guideline calculation was for a prison sentence and the Probation Department recommended a prison sentence. Attorney Fickman submitted a 90 page Defense Sentencing Memorandum asking for Probation.
Client was retired professional. Client was accused of being involved in a road rage incident in 1960 Area. Defense put together a 100 page memorandum that demonstrated complainant was actual aggressor.
Client was accused of touching child. Case involved thousands of pages of psychiatric and Child Protective Services records as well as investigations by multiple police departments. After three- year fight, case dismissed.
Client accused of shoving and knocking down family member causing injury. After investigation, charges were dismissed.
Client was accused of knocking disruptive student against the wall. Videotape of incident was obtained. Witnessed located and interviewed. On the day of trial, case was dismissed
Identity theft is a serious crime that involves stealing someone’s “Identifying information” to commit fraud or other illegal activities. “Identifying information” includes:
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