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Federal Crimes

Cleveland Federal Crime Attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ.

Federal crimes are serious offenses with harsh penalties, unique sentencing guidelines, and stringent court procedures. As such, it is crucial to consult with a highly competent Cleveland federal crime attorney like Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. as soon as possible when charged with a federal crime.

Types of Federal Crimes

As an experienced Cleveland federal crime attorney, Matthew Bangerter represents clients in all types of federal (and state) criminal cases, including:

  • Drug crimes, including trafficking or importation, drug conspiracy, and drug manufacturing
  • White collar crimes, including embezzlement, forgery, bribery, corruption, money laundering, fraud, and conspiracy
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes, including weapons charges
  • Parole violations
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Tax crimes
  • Internet crimes

How Federal Crimes Differ From State Crimes

The criminal court procedures for federal criminal charges are different than the criminal procedures for state crimes. For instance, court proceedings for a federal crime are held in a different courthouse than state criminal charges, and federal criminal proceedings are presided over by federal judges. The federal criminal court procedures can be complicated and often involve a number of federal agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Secret Service, Border Patrol, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and/or the Postal Service.

Importance of Forensic Evidence in Federal Crime

Matthew Bangerter is a highly trained and experienced Cleveland federal crime attorney, so he understands the importance of forensic evidence to criminal cases, especially federal cases. His background gives him an edge when evaluating the forensic evidence involved in a federal case. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in biology and studied molecular genetics and computer science in graduate school, so he is well-versed in the scientific evidence involved in federal criminal cases.

As a well-connected Cleveland federal crime attorney, Matthew Bangerter also collaborates with highly knowledgeable experts in forensic science, firearms, toxicology, hand writing, computers, accounting, insurance operations, computer technology, and any other applicable disciplines. He carefully analyzes and considers the facts of the case in light of the law and applicable legal theories in order to develop the appropriate legal strategy, while always striving to protect your constitutional rights.

Expungement and Appeals

If you have been improperly convicted of a federal crime, Bangerter can work to launch an appeal of your conviction.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Federal crimes carry stringent sentencing guidelines if you are convicted. In fact, there are federal sentencing guidelines in place that place parameters on the amount of discretion that a judge has when issuing a sentence. Sentences for federal crimes can be harsh, with substantial prison terms, hefty fines, and strict parole requirements. A skilled Cleveland federal crime attorney like Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. can advocate on your behalf to obtain the most favorable sentence possible through sentence advocacy. Oftentimes, a judge will consider information regarding a defendant’s personal, family, medical, psychiatric, employment, and financial histories when determining the appropriate sentence within the federal sentencing guidelines. Matthew Bangerter will present information to the judge regarding your character and background to convince the judge to issue a lesser sentence.

If you have been charged with a federal crime, Cleveland federal crime attorney Matthew C. Bangerter, ESQ. can help. Click here for an initial consultation. Visit our law office or call  (440) 409-7898 to start planning your defense.


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