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Federal Crimes Defense Attorney in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

The experienced Tampa Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys at Fernandez & aggressively represent clients who have been arrested for Federal Charges in the Tampa Bay Area, including Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Polk County, Manatee County, Sarasota County, Pasco County, Hernando County, and throughout the State of Florida and the United States.

Why work with us and why we are the best choice?

Award-Winning Firm

We are known to “go to the mats” for our clients. That carries extraordinary weight and respect with prosecutors and other lawyers.

Experience Counts

Daniel J. Fernandez has more than 500 trials.

5 Star Rating

We are consistently rated among the top criminal defense lawyers by our peers, major independent legal authorities, and others in the community.

Direct Attorney Access

We will provide you with a free consultation where you will speak directly with one of our attorneys. Call us at 813-229-5353.

We Fight for You

Our practice consists solely of trial attorneys and we dedicate ourselves to securing the best result for each and every client who enlists our services.

Some Common Federal Charges Are:

  • Drug Trafficking
  • Conspiracy
  • Federal Sex Crimes
  • Federal Gun Crimes
  • Wire Fraud/Mail Fraud
  • Kickbacks
  • Bribery
  • Identity Theft
  • RICO/Racketeering
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Immigration Crimes
  • Medicare Fraud
  • Social Security Fraud
  • Tax Fraud

Is It a State or Federal Case?

Many crimes are state crimes and prosecuted at the state level. However, some crimes involve state and federal violations and can be prosecuted at the federal level. Some crimes are federal crimes and are considered violations of federal law. The Federal Criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & have the state and federal experience necessary to deal with and resolve the allegations. Additionally, if you are being investigated for a Federal crime you may want an attorney with state and federal experience with you during questioning.

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tampa, Florida

Experience Counts When It Comes to Handling a Federal Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a federal crime, you may be facing a long prison sentence and significant fines. Not every attorney has the qualifications and experience to handle federal criminal cases. You need a qualified and experienced federal defense lawyer to defend you.

The penalties for federal crimes are often severe. It is crucial that you explore all the possible defenses and options available to avoid conviction or reduce your sentencing exposure.

Options for Federal Offenses?

If you have been arrested for a Federal offense, the attorneys at Fernandez & may be able to help you find a solution that does not involve a lengthy prison sentence. Some options are:

  • Motion to suppress – if evidence was obtained in an illegal manner the evidence may be suppressed and the case may be dismissed;
  • Plea – Minimal prison time or probation or other plea deals may suit certain clients who wish to resolve the case without the risk of a trial that could conclude in a lengthy prison sentence; and
  • Trial – Many clients are not guilty of the charges that are brought against them and may prevail at trial.

Our Experience With Federal Criminal Crimes

Federal Charges are complex and require an attorney with trial experience who is familiar with pre-trial motion practices. The Federal Criminal defense attorneys at Fernandez & represent individuals charged with a wide variety of charges, including but not limited to:

  • Drug Trafficking, Conspiracy to Traffic and use of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking offense, which carries an enhanced sentence;
  • Federal Sex Crimes, which include manufacture, possession, and distribution of child pornography;
  • Wire Fraud – Mail Fraud, which includes use of a communication device or the mail to commit fraud, usually on a United States government entity such as Medicare or social security;
  • Federal Gun Crimes, which includes possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carries a consecutive sentence;
  • Kickbacks and Bribery, which include contractors and government contracts;
  • RICO – Racketeering, which includes a continuing criminal enterprise;
  • Medicare Fraud, Social Security Fraud, and Tax Fraud, which include lying to a United States government entity such as Medicare, social security or the IRS.

Who Do I Call?

If you have been arrested for a Federal Criminal offense in the Tampa Bay area contact an experienced Federal Criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case. The defense attorneys at Fernandez & represent individuals charged with several different types of federal criminal offences.

The attorneys at Fernandez & can help you understand all of your options. We can help you decide whether to file a motion to suppress evidence or a motion to dismiss based on illegal activity on the part of law enforcement. We can help you challenge the credibility of a confidential informant or the police.

The Fernandez &  law office is designed to swiftly resolve any difficulties that you may face. Our attorneys continue to strive upon improving and bettering the situations of our clients. Contact partner Daniel J. Fernandez or Martin today so we can fight for you and protect your rights. Call (813) 229-5353.


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