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Federal crimes violate U.S. law or the Constitution and are prosecuted by government agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They tend to carry more severe penalties than state charges. If you or someone you care about in Columbia, South Carolina, has been arrested and charged with a federal crime, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer near you. 

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  1. Types of Federal Cases We Can Defend
  2. Federal Criminal Defense Statutes
  3. Contact Us

Types of Federal Criminal Cases We Can Defend 

Federal criminal defense, Columbia & Lexington SC

When facing such a stressful situation, you can ease your anxiety and empower yourself with legal representation. Good federal criminal defense attorneys in Columbia will know how to get the best outcome for your case, whether that involves minimizing the charges, fighting the charges, or accepting a plea bargain. 

We defend clients against most federal charges, including those listed below: 

  • Arson: intentionally setting fire to a property 
  • Bribery: offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting money or another item of value to influence official action; includes kickbacks
  • Computer crimes: crimes involving a computer (either as the tool or the target); includes charges such as child pornography, phishing scams, and cyberstalking 
  • Drug trafficking
  • Embezzlement: theft or misappropriation of funds and/or assets by the person to whom they were entrusted
  • Extortion: obtaining a benefit through coercion (such as threats of violence or blackmail)
  • Fraud: Intentional deception committed for personal gain or to harm another person; some examples of fraud charges include bank fraud, identity theft, mail fraud, tax fraud/tax evasion, wire fraud
  • Money laundering: obscuring the source of illegally obtained money to make it appear to have been obtained legally
  • Obstruction of justice: preventing investigators, prosecutors, or other government officials from performing their duties; includes charges such as perjury, making false statements to officials, and destruction of evidence
  • Prostitution: soliciting or engaging in sexual services in exchange for payment
  • Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations 
  • Robbery: unlawfully taking property from another by force or threat of force

Federal Criminal Defense Statutes 

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18 U.S.C. § 1961

  1. Prohibited activities
  2. Criminal penalties

18 USC § 2261A

Obstruction of Federal Audit. 18 U.S.C. 1516

Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud. 18 U.S.C. 1341 and 1343

Presenting False, Fictitious or Fraudulent Claims. 18 U.S.C. 287

Making False Statements to the Government. 18 U.S.C. 1001

Conspiracy to Defraud the Government. 18 U.S.C. 286

Making or Causing to be Made False Statements or Representations 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(a)

Making False Statements with Respect to Conditions or Operations of Institutions. 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(c)

The Federal Healthcare Anti-kickback Act, 42 U.S.C. 1320a-7b(b),

Disclosure of ownership or control in related organizations. 42 U.S.C. 1320a-3

15 USC 1693n—Electronic fund transfers—criminal

18 USC 38—Fraud involving aircraft

18 USC 2232—Destruction or removal of property to prevent seizure

Section 1073. Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) or Giving Testimony

Section 1201. Kidnapping

Section 1204. International Parental Kidnapping

Section 1462. Importation or Transportation of Obscene Matters

Section 1465. Transportation of Obscene Matters for Sale or Distribution

Section 1466. Engaging in the Business of Selling or Transferring Obscene Matter

Section 1467(a). Criminal Forfeiture

Section 1470. Transfer of Obscene Material to Minors

Section 1591. Sex Trafficking of Children or by Force, Fraud, or Coercion

Section 2241. Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Section 2243. Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Ward

Section 2251. Sexual Exploitation of Children

Section 2251A(a)(b). Selling or Buying of Children

Section 2252. Certain Activities Relating to Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Section 2252A. Certain Activities Relating to Material Constituting or Containing Child Pornography

Section 2253(a). Criminal Forfeiture

Section 2254. Civil Forfeiture

Section 2257. Record Keeping Requirements

Section 2260(a)(b). Production of Sexually Explicit Depictions of a Minor for Importation into the United States

Section 2421. Transportation Generally

Section 2422. Coercion and Enticement

Section 2423(a)(b). Transportation of Minors

Section 2425. Use of Interstate Facilities to Transmit Information About a Minor

Contact an Experienced Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Near You

When people are charged with federal criminal offenses in South Carolina, they often assume the situation is hopeless; it’s not. You don’t have to deal with these kinds of charges on your own. 

Our local criminal attorneys at Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers will do everything in their power to resolve your situation with the most beneficial outcome. You may think your charges are not serious, but the consequences of even a misdemeanor conviction can negatively affect the rest of your life. You need a criminal defense attorney that won’t quit fighting for your liberties and your long-term future.

Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers attorneys are always available, meaning you won’t waste any time waiting for a reply. Your initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

DISCLAIMER: Any results achieved on behalf of a client in one matter does not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

South Carolina Federal Defense Attorney Reviews

“We appreciate all the Jeffcoat Firm has done to help us. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. I have talked to Thomas and Jessica, they are very helpful. Jessica checks on us and if I need anything, I can call her. She is very sweet. If you need anything call the Jeffcoat Firm., They are very understanding and helpful. I’m glad they are helping us. ”

– Ronnie G., June 6, 2022 (more reviews here)

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Jeffcoat Criminal Defense Lawyers

1333 Main St #512,
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 200-2000

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