Miami Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
Federal Criminal charges can be some of the most serious criminal charges one cane face in the criminal justice system. Many times, the U.S. government investigates federal criminal cases for several years. By the time you realize you are being investigated or charged, the government could have substantial evidence against you. In addition, federal charges carry some of the highest minimum mandatory sentences and maximum sentences under the law.
In the fiscal year for 2017, 53,899 federal criminal cases were filed in the United States according to the statistics calculated with the United States Attorney’s Office. Federal crimes carry potential consequences of incarceration, probation, fines, and immigration consequences. You need to retain an aggressive criminal defense attorney immediately after being notified of a federal charge or federal criminal investigation.
Attorney for Federal Criminal Defense in Miami, FL
If you were arrested or under investigation for a federal crime in Miami, FL, or anywhere else in the State of Florida, call Hubbs Law immediately. Our experience attorneys, E.J. and Erika Hubbs, are former prosecutors with vast trial experience that can help you prepare to fight a serious federal case.
E.J. Hubbs is “Board Certified” by the Florida Bar in criminal trial law (link to board certified page). Less than 1% of attorneys in Florida are board certified in criminal trial law. Board certification in Florida requires substantial jury trial experience including a minimum of 25 jury trials, recommendations from peers and judges, and most importantly, passing the board certification exam.
Hubbs Law handles all types of fraud cases in Miami-Dade County, Miami Gardens, Hialeah, Miami Beach, Kendall, Homestead, Doral, North Miami, and South Miami, as well as other cities and areas in the Greater Miami Area.
Contact Hubbs Law at (305) 615-5945 to immediately speak with one of our experienced attorneys to get immediate legal advice regarding your pending federal case. Hubbs Law offers free consultations. Call today to schedule yours today.
Types of Federal Crimes In Miami, FL
There are many different types of federal crimes in the United States. The federal government investigates and prosecutes crimes ranging from serious violent felonies to minor economic crimes.
Hubbs Law handles all types of federal crimes including:
- Immigration Related Crimes (link to page)
- Economic Crimes (link to page)
- White Collar Crimes (link to page)
- Violent Crimes (link to page)
- Crimes Against the Government (link to page)
- Drug Crimes (link to page)
- Sex Crimes (link to page)
- Conspiracies (link to page)
- And More
Federal Criminal Process
Federal crimes are investigated by a number of federal government agencies including, but not limited to, the FBI, ATF, DEA, DHS, and other agencies. It’s possible that you won’t know that you are being investigated as most of these agencies engage in lengthy investigations where they do not look to charge defendants with crimes until the entire investigation is completed. In addition, these investigations could take years and involve dozens of Defendants.
When the government is ready to file charges against an individual, they typically seek an indictment from the grand jury. A grand jury, just like a jury in the United States, is comprised with normal ordinary citizens who are responding to their civic duty. The only difference between a normal jury trial and a grand jury proceeding is that, in a grand jury proceeding, the defense does not have the right to be present, cross examine witnesses, or put on a defense. The proceeding is completely one sided and the prosecution only has the burden of proving probable cause that a crime occurred rather than the normal burden of proof at a jury trial of beyond a reasonable doubt. The result is almost always the prosecution securing an indictment against the Defendant.
If the grand jury finds there is enough evidence for the prosecution to secure an indictment, a warrant will be issued for the Defendant’s arrest.
Federal Criminal Court
In Miami, FL, and the surrounding South Florida area, federal crimes are filed and heard in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The District Court for the Southern District of Florida has numerous locations including:
Miami-Dade County, FL:
Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. U.S. Courthouse
400 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33128
Clyde Atkins U.S Courthouse
301 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33128
James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building
99 N.E. Fourth Street
Miami, FL 33132
Broward County, FL
U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
299 East Broward Boulevard #108
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Palm Beach County, FL
Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
701 Clematis Street, Room 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Lucie County, FL
Alto Lee Adams, Sr. U.S. Courthouse
101 South U.S. Highway 1, Room #1016
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
Monroe County, FL
Sidney M. Aronovitz U.S. Courthouse
301 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040
District Court for the Southern District of Florida - http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov – find information for every court location in the Southern District of Florida, attorney information, judge information, and case information
U.S. Department of Justice https://www.justice.gov - find information on the U.S. Department of Justice, their agencies, budget, and resources.
U.S. Attorney’s Office https://www.justice.gov/usao - the U.S. Attorney’s Office is in charge of prosecution of all federal crimes. Find contact information for the local U.S. Attorney’s office in your jurisdiction, news on recent executive office polices, and updates on recent federal criminal cases.
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov – the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals handles all criminal appeals from the District Court in the Southern District of Florida. Find information on contact information for the clerk and court, judicial information, rules of appellate procedure, and recent court decisions.
Department of Homeland Security https://www.dhs.gov - find information on the Department of Homeland Security including the location of someone in ICE custody, updates on DHS and ICE immigration policies, and locations for DHS offices of the Chief Counsel.
Find an Attorney for Federal Criminal Defense in Miami, FL
If you have the slightest belief that you could be investigated for a federal criminal offense in Miami, FL, or any other area in Florida, you should contact Hubbs Law immediately. Federal crimes are serious charges carrying serious consequences. Don’t jeopardize your life by representing yourself or hiring an unqualified attorney.
E.J. Hubbs defends clients charged with all types of federal crimes in Miami and throughout Miami-Dade County, including Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, North and South Miami, Homestead, and Kendall, and anywhere else in the area.
At Hubbs Law, your first consultation is always free. Call today to schedule your consultation at 305-615-5945.