Fort Worth Federal Crimes Defense Lawyer

An Experienced Former FBI Agent Defending You Against Federal Charges

Federal crimes can be some of the toughest to defend against, as the federal criminal justice system penalizes crimes much harsher than the state courts do. As a result, it is in your best interests to work with a lawyer who has experience representing clients in federal court. The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC has a dedicated federal crimes practice area, and Mr. Shipley brings unique experience as a former federal agent of the FBI. He has an intimate understanding of how the federal legal system works as someone who was once on the investigative side. Some common examples of federal crimes Mr. Shipley defends clients against include:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Firearm and weapons offenses
  • White collar crimes

Work with a federal crimes defense lawyer on your case today. Don’t risk the consequences of federal charges without consulting an experienced attorney about your options.

Contact The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation to get started. Serving Tarrant County.

When Is a Drug Crime Prosecuted in Federal Court?

While Texas implements its own code of state laws, violations of federal laws are handled in federal court. There are several scenarios in which you may be charged at the federal level for a drug offense:

  • The drug crime was committed on national land (e.g., a national park, a military reservation, or any public-domain land).
  • The crime crossed state lines (e.g., you trafficked drugs across state borders).
  • Your drug crime was investigated by a federal agency, such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Federal penalties are usually severer than state-level penalties. Most federal drug crimes have mandatory minimum sentences of 5 or 10 years. If you have a prior state or federal drug conviction, though, you may face a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison.