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Federal Criminal Defense
Based in California, the Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers at the Rosenfeld Law Firm have extensive experience representing clients in criminal defense cases in the State of California and the United States Supreme Court.
These Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers represent clients in the Federal District Courts for the Northern District of California and in the Eastern District of California which include the following counties:
- Northern District of California
- Contra Costa
- San Francisco
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
Eastern District of California
- El Dorado
- San Joaquin
In Southern California, Rosenfeld Law Firm's attorneys represent clients in the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California which includes:
- Los Angeles County
- San Diego County
- Orange County
- Los Angeles County
According to the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, you have a right to federal criminal defense. It reads a follows:
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to have the assistance of Counsel for defense.”
Types of Federal Criminal Defense Cases
Rosenfeld Law Firm’s Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers handle criminal cases that involve offenses prosecuted in federal courts.
There are generally three types of federal criminal defense cases, those that involve:
- Serious narcotics offenses
- Computer crimes, particularly interstate and international child pornography distribution
- White collar crimes
The prosecutor for federal offenses is the United States Attorney. The Eastern District of California serves Sacramento County and the surrounding counties, from the Oregon border to Bakersfield. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals serves nine western states, including California, as well as Hawaii, and Alaska.
In addition to the State of California, Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyer Ken Rosenfeld has been admitted to practice in the:
- Eastern District of California
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court
Mr. Rosenfeld is qualified to to handle all three types of federal cases.
Federal narcotics distribution and trafficking laws penalize the selling, transportation, and illegal import into the United States of unlawful controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, LSD, "club drugs," and heroin.
Federal distribution and trafficking laws and punishments vary according to drug type and amount, and federal penalties are generally much stiffer than those imposed by California law.
Most federal narcotics distribution and trafficking laws implicate a broad ring of people involved in organized illegal drug activity. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) generally heads the investigation of these rings.
Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers at The Rosenfeld Law Firm have successfully defended individuals involved in such organized rings, obtaining dismissals and/or greatly reduced sentences for those individuals accused of participating in narcotics trafficking.
For more information regarding defense for serious narcotics offenses, please contact our Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers.
Federal laws make it a crime to produce, possess, distribute, or sell pornographic materials that exploit or portray a minor.
Increasingly, federal child pornography laws are being utilized to punish the use of computer technology and the Internet to obtain, share, and distribute pornographic material involving children. This material includes both images and films.
As with narcotics offenses, federal child pornography penalties are much stiffer than those prosecuted under California law.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has teamed with international law enforcement agencies, particularly those in Europe and Southeast Asia, using the latest technology to monitor and prosecute individuals who traffic in child pornography on an international scale.
Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers at the Rosenfeld Law Firm focus on defending those who have been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, and have utilized the services of experts in the field of computer technology to obtain dismissals in such cases.
For more information regarding defense for offenses involving computer crimes, please contact our Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers.
Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers at the Rosenfeld Law firm handle both state and federal matters regarding so-called “white collar” crime.
Included in this definition are offenses which involve:
- Insider Trading
- Computer Crime
Prosecutions for white collar crimes have increased exponentially since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which has legislated far-reaching reforms and regulations to American business practices to enhance corporate responsibility, require financial disclosures, and combat accounting fraud.
One does not have to look very far into the annals of history to recall the kind of offenses which can flourish through lack of oversight by an accounting firm.
- Arthur Andersen, L.L.P., one of the “big five” accounting firms in the United States, amply demonstrated that “creative math” can lead to the exploitation of company pension funds and the loss of billions of dollars for hapless investors.
When the perception of public trust is violated, the government becomes hyper-vigilant in the weeding-out of fraud, and acts swiftly to file criminal charges against the wrong-doers.
Along with Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers, the Rosenfeld Law Firm has financial experts at its disposal, including forensic accountants, to assist companies and individuals in fighting these ruinous charges.
For more information regarding defense for offenses involving “white collar” crimes, please contact our Sacramento federal criminal defense lawyers.
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The Rosenfeld Law Firm represents clients in Northern, Central, and Southern California, especially the counties of Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles, plus El Dorado, Placer, Yolo, and Solano.