Have you been prevented from volunteering at your child’s school or lost employment opportunities because of your criminal record? If so, we have exciting news. As of July 15, 2016, certain Class D felony convictions can be expunged in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. To see if you are eligible to take advantage of this new expungement law, please contact us by phone or e-mail for a free consultation.

Federal Crimes

Understanding Federal Crimes

For many, federal crimes might conjure up images of newspaper headlines and scandals inside the beltway of Washington, D.C., or on Wall Street. In reality, federal crimes are far more common than many people realize, and there are actually a range of crimes that could potentially be considered a federal crime, including, but not limited to:

  • Federal drug crimes
  • Computer hacking and computer crimes
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Embezzlement
  • Insider trading
  • Forgery
  • Bribery
  • Counterfeiting
  • Medicare and Medicaid crimes
  • Possession or distribution of child pornography

The Stakes Are Higher For Federal Crimes

The list is surprisingly extensive and most federal crimes carry substantial penalties ranging from hefty fines and fees to extensive mandatory minimum prison sentences. Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold is a competent federal criminal defense firm in Richmond, Kentucky, that's prepared to represent you at all stages of a federal crime.

It's not hyperbole to claim that our experienced attorneys have seen and handled a broad sampling of federal crimes. We're not deterred by high-stakes situations and will maintain an unwavering professional defense at all stages of your case. This means that you can place trust in our stellar team and rest assured knowing that we will give you legally sound advice.

Having an attorney to defend you for any crime is important, but there is an added importance for federal crimes because of mandatory minimum sentencing. Unlike other crimes that may give a court more flexibility and leniency to impose alternative sentencing for first-time, nonviolent offenders, federal crimes carry mandatory minimum sentences meaning a guilty verdict will lead to a harsh penalty in virtually every case. There are, however, many cases where a mandatory minimum sentence may be avoided.

If you have been charged with a federal crime, contact the lawyers at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold for a free consultation by calling 859-623-3049 today.