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SKA Law is a premier, Philadelphia criminal defense law firm, founded by professional criminal attorneys. We take on cases other law firms turn down, because we know how to fight – and when to negotiate. Our goal is to get you the best outcome possible. No fluff. No nonsense. Our focus is results.

Criminal Lawyers

Fewer Clients. Better Service And Results

SKA Law takes on fewer clients than other firms – it’s because we believe that taking on fewer clients means we can provide more service, and better results.

25 Years Of Legal Practice

Our firm has over 25 years of combined legal practice. Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys have been recognized by the top lawyer ranking services.

24/7 Customer Service

Our Philadelphia criminal attorneys are available 24/7- regardless of the holiday, or time of week. We are always available to help you.

Concierge Service

We take on fewer clients than other firms. Each client works 1:1 on with one of our senior attorneys.

Philadelphia Federal Criminal Lawyers

While most crimes are prosecuted by the State, certain crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government. Usually, in order for a crime to fall under federal jurisdiction, the crime must be one that affects the whole nation in some way, such as drug trafficking. Regardless of what type of federal crime you’ve been accused of in Philadelphia, you’ll want to make sure that you have legal representation when you go into the courtroom.

Federal Crimes

There are numerous types of federal crimes, some of which consist of the following:

  • Antitrust Violations: If your business has fixed prices or created a monopoly, then it could be subject to all kinds of fines and other penalties. There are federal laws in place to ensure fair business practice, so if you’re accused of violating these business practices, you could be facing federal charges.
  • Armed Robbery: While armed robbery is usually prosecuted by the State, when the robbery is something that crosses interstate lines, then it becomes a federal case. For instance, if the victim of the crime is a bank or some other federal institution, then it becomes federal. Obviously, the penalties for federal armed robbery cases are much more severe than for those prosecuted at the state level.
  • Drug Crimes: Drug crimes are another type of crime that are usually prosecuted by the state, but if you’re in possession of enough drugs or you were charged with trafficking drugs across state boundaries, then you could be facing federal charges.
  • Conspiracy: No matter what the crime, conspiracy between two or more people to commit a crime is a federal offense and is tried at the federal level.
  • Bribery: Attempting to bribe court officials, police officers or anyone else in the judicial system carries steep penalties. Regardless of if you are the giver or receiver of the bribe, you could be facing up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.
  • Embezzlement: Embezzlement is a federal crime when the company or organization that you’re taking money from for federal gain is one that is run by the federal government. You could also be facing federal embezzlement charges if you embezzle from a bank or credit union.
  • Fraud: Fraud is usually always a federal crime, and it consists of lying for personal gain, such as lying about your income in order to receive more federal aid benefits.
  • Computer Crimes: Illegal downloading, cyber terrorism, online fraud schemes and other types of computer crimes are always federal cases since they cross the interstate boundaries.
  • Identity Theft: Knowing using someone else’s personal information is always a federal crime and is prosecuted in federal court.
  • Money Laundering: Money laundering, sometimes confused with embezzlement, is when you attempt to engage in commercial activities in order to cover up the money made from illegal activities.
  • Theft: While there are different types of theft charges, they become federal when you steal from a federal agency or cross state lines during your theft.
  • Possession of Child Pornography: It’s illegal to view or access any links that contain child pornography. Not only does this crime carry severe federal consequences, it will also come with life-altering consequences in the civil world too.
  • Tax Evasion: If you misrepresent your taxes in any way and the government can prove that you did it intentionally, then you could be facing federal prison and high fines.
  • Witness Tampering: It’s a federal offense to tamper with a witness by trying to get him or her to change testimony via force, bribery or any other means.

Federal Criminal Lawyers Can Help

If you’ve been arrested for a federal crime, then you’ll definitely need to enlist the services of a criminal lawyer who handles federal cases. A lawyer experienced with handling federal cases is well-versed in federal law and knows how to get you the most favorable outcome for your case.

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