Crimes committed on federal or government property are considered to be federal property crimes and are federal offenses, usually charged as felonies. Federal property crimes are unique in that the defendant may be charged in both State and Federal court for the same crime, and yet this is not considered to be a violation of fifth amendment rights (also referred to as "double jeopardy.") This is not considered a violation of constitutional rights because the federal property crime is considered one charge and the State can then bring its own charges against the defendant, for the crime itself.
If you have been accused of a federal property crime, you will need a capable and aggressive federal criminal defense lawyer who has the skill and experience to protect your rights and interests even in the face of federal prosecution.
The Boca Raton federal criminal defense attorneys at Whittel & Melton are familiar with defending federal property crimes and will do whatever it takes to build a strong defense for your unique case. We help clients throughout Florida who are facing white collar and federal crimes charges.Federal Property Crimes in Florida
At the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, we handle a number of federal and government property crime cases, including:
- Theft (aircraft, watercraft, or motor vehicle)
- Drug-related offenses
- Theft of property
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Federal intellectual property theft (copyright, trademark)
Regardless of the specific federal property crime charges you may face, it is important to consult a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. By contacting Whittel & Melton as soon as you know you are being investigated for a Florida Property crime or are charged with a property crime, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can begin to build a case on your behalf and work towards securing a not guilty verdict or minimal penalties for your charges.Call us today: Local (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll free: (866) 608-5529.
Our experienced Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to consult, defend and vindicate clients charged with federal crimes throughout Palm Beach County, including: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.