What Are Federal Crimes?

Federal crimes include many acts that occur on U.S. federal property or Indian reservations or are specifically penalized. Federal crimes frequently involve drug offenses, immigration offenses, weapons offenses, and many white-collar crimes and fraud offenses. Many federal crimes are listed under Title 18 of the United States Code, the criminal and penal code of the federal government. These include:

  1. Aircraft and Motor Vehicle Crimes
  2. Animal, Birds, Fish and Plants Crimes
  3. Arson
  4. Assault
  5. Bankruptcy Fraud
  6. Embezzlement
  7. Biological Weapons
  8. Bribery, Graft, Conflicts of Interest
  9. Child Support Violations
  10. Civil Rights Violations
  11. Claims and Services Affecting or Defrauding the Government
  12. False Claims for Postal Losses or Pensions
  13. Common Carrier Operation under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  14. Congressional, Cabinet, U.S. Supreme Court Assassination, Kidnapping, and Assault
  15. Conspiracy
  16. Contempt
  17. Counterfeiting and Forgery
  18. Criminal Street Gangs
  19. Customs Violations
  20. Drug Trafficking and Manufacturing
  21. Elections and Political Activities
  22. Theft and Embezzlement
  23. Theft of Public Money, Property, and Records
  24. Espionage and Censorship
  25. Explosives and Other Dangerous Articles
  26. Extortion and Threats
  27. False Impersonation, Identity Theft
  28. Firearms
  29. Foreign Relations
  30. Forgery
  31. General Fraud and False Statements
  32. Mail, Computer, Credit Card Wire, Insurance, Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid Fraud
  33. Fugitives from Justice
  34. Unauthorized Gambling
  35. Genocide
  36. Gun Crimes
  37. Homicide/Murder, Manslaughter, Attempt to Commit Murder
  38. Import and Export Crimes
  39. Insider Trading
  40. Kidnapping
  41. Liquor trafficking
  42. Malicious mischief–reckless destruction of property
  43. Obscenity
  44. Obstruction of Justice
  45. Perjury– knowingly making a false statement while under oath
  46. Piracy
  47. Presidential and Staff assassination
  48. Racketeering–the running of a criminal enterprise that profits from illegal activities and services, including intimidation, bribery, or forgery
  49. Rape and Sexual Abuse Exploitation
  50. Domestic Violence and Stalking
  51. Telemarketing fraud
  52. Terrorism
  53. Torture
  54. Trafficking in contraband
  55. Treason, sedition, and subversive activities
  56. War crimes
  57. Wire and electronic communications interception

It is a big mistake not to work with a seasoned attorney that knows the law. Your freedom is at stake, and failing to get the most effective legal representation could lead to unfavorable sentences involving extensive prison time. Get it right the first time by bringing in the DuPage County federal criminal defense attorney to handle your case. We have worked on hundreds of cases and will put this knowledge and experience to work for you. Contact us now to speak with a skilled attorney about your case.

Why Choose Us?

Federal crimes are serious charges, and you could face significant jail time if you are found guilty by a jury. Anytime your freedom is on the line is when you want to work with an experienced attorney in these cases. This will improve the odds that you will get a more favorable outcome, possibly avoiding prison time.

The attorneys at Wolfe & Stec have decades of experience working on some of the most high-profile federal cases. Our team of skilled professionals knows the law and how these cases unfold. We use this knowledge and experience to guide you and create favorable outcomes for your case.

No matter the evidence or the charges, you have a right to the presumption of innocence and a fair trial. Our team will review the evidence and options and guide you. We are experienced in handling the most complex cases and are here for you.

Federal cases are confusing before, during, and after the arraignment. A federal criminal defense lawyer will review everything and look for holes in the government’s case. The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty and follow specific procedures for investigating and charging you. Failure to follow these standards could be grounds for having all or some collected evidence ruled inadmissible in court.

A skilled DuPage County federal criminal defense attorney knows the law and what procedures must be followed for these cases. We review all the evidence to ensure your rights are respected.

Federal investigations and charges are serious offenses; you need seasoned professionals to help. The government is bringing its most valuable resources; a skilled federal criminal defense attorney must guide you. We have relationships with prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, and investigators that can be beneficial to your defense.

Our team will follow every lead and ensure that nothing is left to chance to give you a strong defense. You have rights, and the government cannot accuse you of a crime without giving you the due process of law. Your attorney will review everything and give you practical advice to use. We are here for the families of a loved one charged with a crime, as well as representing the accused.

How We Can Help?

The federal government has access to many resources and uses them to investigate crimes. One or several federal agencies, including the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, ATF, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, can become involved. These agencies will use all legal means to come after you.

Failing to take an investigation or charges seriously is a big mistake that could cost you your freedom. Your loved ones will pay the price while you are away by not having you around to help. Situations such as this are when you need a federal crimes attorney. We know the law and have experience handling some of the most high-profile crimes.

Our federal criminal defense attorneys have decades of experience working on high-profile cases. We can help those under investigation or facing federal charges who do not know where to go for help. You work with an attorney for federal cases that listens and works with you. We understand how these events impact everyone and are here to help.

Attorney Marc Wolfe

Marc Wolfe has been representing clients in criminal matters in Chicago and the entire State of Illinois for over 30 years. Mr. Wolfe has tried over 300 cases to verdict and represents clients facing investigation or prosecution for a broad range of state and federal criminal offenses, including murder, embezzlement, sexual abuse, drugs, marijuana and white collar crimes. [ Attorney Bio ]

Recent Defense Results

After the police broke into our client’s house, we successfully suppressed the evidence and the case was subsequently dismissed.

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We have tried many aggravated battery and domestic batter cases. Our most recent success was our client was charged with attacking and stabbing the victim in their home. After conducting extensive discovery, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing all the factors contained in the case, we were able to get the cause dismissed.

Aggravated Domestic Battery

We handle numerous first and repeat DUIs and have excellent success in acquittals or reductions of charges with minimum impact for our clients. As members of the NACDL, we have numerous expert witnesses available to rebut the vast resources of the prosecution and receive favorable rulings.

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