DUTKO & CHWIECKO DEFENDING RIGHTS - PROTECTING FAMILIES
Attorney Dutko is an experienced criminal lawyer admitted to practice in federal court in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The Eastern District has 4 court locations; Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading, and Easton. The Eastern District of Pennsylvania is comprised of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties.
Attorney Chwiecko is admitted to practice in federal court In the United States District Court of the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.
Federal criminal matters differ from criminal matters in state courts. First, federal criminal cases are conducted by federal agencies, like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency, or Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. These federal agencies have almost unlimited resources with agents that are specially trained to build a federal case against you. Second, federal crimes generally carry more severe sentences than state crimes. Crimes that carry harsher sentences include drug trafficking, child pornography, and conspiracy. Third, federal criminal cases follow a different path than state cases. Click here to learn about the steps in the Federal Criminal Process. Federal criminal cases can move quickly and may require fast action on behalf of a federal criminal defense lawyer. By quickly intervening during the investigative stage we can determine what type of penalties you may be facing.
Some of the most common federal charges are:
- Bank Fraud
- Healthcare Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Public Corruction and Bribery
- Drug Crimes
The federal conspiracy statue, 18 U.S.C. § 371 , is broad and among the federal prosecutor's favorite charges. A person can be convicted of conspiracy where the person was a party to an agreement to commit a crime and any co-conspirator committed an overt act in furtherance of the crime.
If you're the target of a federal criminal investigation, you need a strong advocate on your side.
Call Dutko & Chwiecko and speak with a skilled federal criminal defense lawyer.
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