New York City is one of the busiest spots for federal criminal investigations nationwide. From financial crimes on Wallstreet to drug smuggling out of the ports and airports, there is a wide range of federal charges filed every day in New York. It’s critical to know that Federal rules in crimes are different than those in state courts. In many ways, the procedures and processes of a federal crime are much stricter and can result in longer and harsher penalties if your attorney is not familiar with how to navigate a federal crime charge.
Gilbert C. Parris is licensed in both the Eastern and Southern District in New York. In the Eastern he has appeared in court at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn and Central Islip. Mr. Parris has also represented clients in the Southern District at 500 Pearl Street.
Types of Federal Crimes in New York
The United States Code contains many different federal crimes that an individual can face charges for. Many have to do with allegations that cross state or international borders. Common criminal offenses in federal law include.
- Drug charges
- Financial crimes
- Human trafficking
- Child pornography
- Weapons charges
- Illegal reentry
- Obstruction of justice
One of the most common federal crimes is charges for conspiracy. If you are accused of helping others commit anything illegal under federal law, you may face charges of conspiracy, and face the same penalties as if you were directly charged with the offense.
Federal Investigation and Prosecution in New York
The lead prosecutor in a federal prosecution is a U.S. Attorney. New York has four districts, and the city is divided into Eastern and Southern districts. The Eastern District covers Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, and the waters within the counties of Bronx and New York. The Southern District covers New York, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan.
Agencies that may investigate a federal crime in New York include:
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Inspector General
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
New York Federal Crime Defense Attorney Gilbert C. Parris
The federal government has vast resources to prosecute you if you have been charged with a crime in U.S. District Court. It’s critical that your attorney has the experience and ability to navigate and counter the prosecution. Criminal defense lawyer Gilbert C. Parris has been practicing criminal law for over 20 years. He spent years on the other side working as a State Prosecutor in Kings County, NY. He leverages his unique experience on both sides of the courtroom to build strong defense strategies for every client. Mr. Parris can help you or your loved one with all aspects of a federal criminal case and give you the best chance for a favorable outcome.