California Attorneys for Federal Criminal Defense
Based in California not far from the San Francisco Bay Area, 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. The Rosenfeld Law Firm’s criminal defense lawyers regularly handle cases that involve offenses prosecuted in federal courts; the prosecutor for federal offenses is the United States Attorney.
According to the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, you have a right to a federal criminal defense. The Sixth Amendment reads as follows:
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to have the assistance of Counsel for defense.”
In addition to the State of California, Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Ken Rosenfeld has been admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Eastern District of California
- United States Supreme Court
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals serves nine western states, including California, as well as Hawaii and Alaska. The Federal District Courts for the Northern District of California and the Eastern District of California include the following counties:
Northern District of California
- Contra Costa
- San Francisco
- San Mateo
- Santa Clara
Eastern District of California
This District serves Sacramento County and the surrounding counties, from the Oregon border to Bakersfield.
- El Dorado
- San Joaquin
In Southern California, The Rosenfeld Law Firm 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
Types of Federal Criminal Defense Cases
There are generally three types of federal criminal defense cases, those that involve:
- Serious narcotics offenses
- Child pornography distribution, which could also include computer crimes
- White-collar crimes
Mr. Rosenfeld is qualified to handle all three types of Federal cases.
Federal Narcotics Distribution and Trafficking
These laws penalize the transportation, sales, and illegal import into the United States of unlawful controlled substances such as cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, LSD, and heroin. Punishments vary according to drug type and amount. Federal penalties are generally substantially 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.
The San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento Federal criminal defense lawyers at The Rosenfeld Law Firm have successfully defended individuals involved in such organized rings, obtaining case dismissals and/or greatly reduced sentences for those accused of participating in narcotics trafficking.
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.
Federal White-Collar Crimes
At The Rosenfeld Law Firm, you will find a San Francisco Bay Area/Sacramento Federal criminal defense lawyer who can handle both state and federal matters regarding white-collar crimes.
Sample White-Collar Crimes
- Insider Trading
- Computer Crimes
Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, prosecutions for white-collar crimes have increased substantially, which makes it even more important that you contact a qualified white-collar crime attorney, such as Kenneth Rosenfeld.
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Along with legal advice, The Rosenfeld Law Firm in Sacramento, California, offers experience and representation in other pertinent areas of practice including prison law, mental health law, appellate law, and federal criminal defense.