Federal Criminal Charges

New Jersey Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Representing Clients in the United States District Courts in New Jersey and New York City

Federal-Criminal-Charges A federal criminal case pits the defendant against the full force of the prosecutorial authority of the United States Government, which includes the United States Attorney's Office and any number of federal law enforcement agencies. Few things can be more overwhelming than having to confront law enforcement authorities on the Federal level. Because the opposition is so fierce and the stakes are so high, representation by an experienced New Jersey federal criminal defense lawyer is critical. In fact, the defendant's freedom depends on it in almost every Federal case.

We are federal crimes lawyers in New Jersey who represent individuals with federal criminal charges in every federal district court in New Jersey. Our broad-based federal crimes practice also reaches to the federal district courts located in New York City. We have represented federal criminal defendants in these courts charged with the following offenses:

  • Internet or Computer Crimes: Criminal charges involving child pornography (possession or distribution); Solicitation of a minor by means of the Internet; Fraud and theft offenses ("Phishing"), and any other federal offenses involving the use of a computer, the Internet, or the World Wide Web;
  • Drug Crimes: Possession; manufacturing; distribution; drug trafficking, and any other Federal drug charges or narcotics crimes;
  • White Collar Crimes: Offenses arising from allegations of fraud or theft; mail fraud, postal crimes, bribery, embezzlement, identity theft, racketeering (RICO); securities fraud; and tax-related crimes;
  • Homeland Security Offenses: including airport security violations;
  • Offenses related to Interstate Commerce: Illegal transportation of guns, drugs, and other contraband over state lines; Hobbs Act crimes;
  • Violent Crimes - Homicide/murder; robbery; carjacking; kidnapping; Weapons offenses; and
  • Other Federal Offenses: firearms charges, theft, bank robbery, and counterfeiting.
Aggressive Criminal Defense Against Federal Drug and Internet-Related Charges

Many of our federal cases involve federal drug charges. Federal authorities are enforcing narcotics laws more aggressively than ever. The penalties in these cases can include substantial prison sentences depending upon, among other things, the type and quantity of substance involved.

Further, the number of federal prosecutions relating to computers, the Internet and/or the World Wide Web is also growing. This marked increase in criminal prosecutions for Internet crimes is attributable, at least in part, to technological advances and growing cooperation between law enforcement agencies at all levels of government. Law enforcement is steadily becoming more sophisticated in the detection, investigation and prosecution of this class of offenses. Criminal defendants facing such charges need to be represented by an experienced federal criminal defense attorney in New Jersey who understands these cases.

If you have been charged with a federal offense in New Jersey, call 800-361-6554 to discuss your case with a seasoned New Jersey federal crimes lawyer. If you are being investigated for a federal offense, do not speak to law enforcement authorities. Instead, insist on speaking to a New Jersey federal criminal attorney, and contact us online or call toll free at 800-361-6554. We can - and will - provide you with the aggressive representation you need to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Client Reviews
"I hired Mr. Friedman to represent my son in a criminal matter that could have landed him in jail. Nobody in our family had ever been involved with the criminal justice system before, so this was all very new to us. He was very patient, answered all of our questions, and made sure we understood everything each step of the way. By the time the case was over, my son had a reduced charge for which he only had to pay some fines." Anonymous
"Mr. Friedman represented me when I was one of several students caught with drugs in a college dorm room. I was set to graduate at the end of the semester, and thought this case would ruin my life. He got my charges dismissed, and the record expunged. This lawyer was a total lifesaver!" Anonymous
"Our daughter has mental health issues. She got into a scuffle with the police and was charged with assaulting an officer. Our attorney, Jim Friedman, was able to show the prosecutor and Judge that the real problem here was her mental stability. She was placed on probation and avoided jail time. Most other lawyers we spoke to refused to take this case, but Jim Friedman took it and got us a great result. Thank you Mr. Friedman!" Anonymous
"I had federal criminal charges and felt totally lost. I was one of who knows how many defendants in this case, and I read on the Internet that almost everyone in federal court end up with a prison sentence, so I was really scared. My first lawyer, who told me that I would probably spend at least some time in prison, barely gave me the time of day after I paid him. Then I hired Jim Friedman to represent me. He stayed with me throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer my questions, and never let me lose hope. He negotiated aggressively with the federal prosecutor and I ended up with a short term of probation. I knew I would get convicted of something, but this lawyer kept me out of jail." Anonymous
"The only part of my trial that was better than watching Mr. Friedman question the witnesses was when the jury came out and said “not guilty” over and over again. You have to see this lawyer in court!" Anonymous